Individuals who self-injure have consistently reported less perceived social support; yet, little is actually known about the support they seek out from others specifically for non-suicidal self-injury. The goal of this study was to explore characteristics of support networks of those
who self-injure. Twenty-three percent reported not seeking support for self-injury, while the remaining reported smaller social networks than typical. Most participants sought help infrequently, and when they did, found supporters to be only moderately helpful. Network characteristics were
found to relate to self-injury behavior and patterns emerged regarding supporters in the networks. Implications for advocacy and education are provided.
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social network analysis
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Counseling and Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
Department of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, USA
Department of Counselor Education, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
October 2, 2015
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