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    Self-injury, Stigma, Help-Seeking, and Views of Mental Illness Survey - Need Participants

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    • We are looking for individuals at least 16 years of age who have engaged in self-injury at some point in their lives. We are interested in learning more about people’s experiences with stigma, help-seeking and views of mental illness including your whether self-injury should be diagnosed as a mental illness. We are interested in hearing from those who currently self-injure OR have in the past.


      Participation is completely voluntary and will take about 60 minutes (or less). The study involves completing different online questionnaires. These can be completed at your own convenience – at a time and in a place that is comfortable for you. However, the questionnaires must be completed in one sitting. Participation is also completely confidential. This means that anything you say will not be shared with others. No identifying information (apart from your age) will be collected.


      Although we will ask you for your email address, your email address is only collected in order for you to be entered in a draw to win one of four $25 CAD gift cards from Amazon. Your email address will NOT be linked to any of your responses

      If you are interested in learning more about the study and/or would like to take part, please Click Here, https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a4MnuSrz9IRMsQJ[/embed] . For those who choose to participate, your email address will be entered into a draw to win one of four $25 CAD gift cards from Amazon. Odds of winning depend on the number of participants (about 100 participants are expected).


      If you have any questions about the study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lewis or the research assistants coordinating this research, namely: Lindsay Bryant, Paul Grunberg, or Brittany Schaefer. 



      Dr. Stephen Lewis                                 

      Associate Professor                                 

      University of Guelph                             




      Lindsay Bryant

      University of Guelph  




      Paul Grunberg

      University of Guelph



      Brittany Schaefer

      University of Guelph






      Thank you for your interest in this study.

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