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Individuals and their Confidants Viewpoints on Self-harm: A Qualitative Analysis
Luke M. Tse, Jillian S. Losee, and Kimberly R. Stephens
In order to gain more personal insights from those who had once engaged in self-injuring behaviors, we used a documentary on self-injury to precipitate focus-group discussions, we interviewed female students who had self-injured and those whom they identified as empathetic friends in their lives.