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The presentation of self-harm recovery: A Thematic Analysis of YouTube videos

Ryabn-Vig, Selena, Gavin, Jeff and RODHAM, Karen (2019) The presentation of self-harm recovery: A Thematic Analysis of YouTube videos. Deviant Behavior. ISSN Print ISSN: 0163-9625 Online ISSN: 1521-0456

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Little is known about how recovery from self-harm is understood by individuals with personal experience of self-harm. YouTube is an important online venue for posting and discussion of user-generated self-harm videos. Drawing on this material, this study explores how self-harm recovery is presented on YouTube. The 30 most highly-viewed videos about recovery from self-harm were thematically analysed. Three themes were identified: 1) a desire for change, 2) control over change, 3) implementing change. This study identifies multiple understandings of self-harm, which in turn shape individuals’ understandings of self-harm recovery. This has implications for self-harm advice or support.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen RODHAM
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:49

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