Online self-injury information often inaccurate, study finds

April 30, 2014

People seeking help or information online about cutting and other forms of self-injury are likely finding falsehoods and myths, according to new research. Only about 10 per cent of websites providing information about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are endorsed by health or academic institutions. It’s a troubling finding, says the lead author. “This is a salient public health issue,” he said.



One Response to “Online self-injury information often inaccurate, study finds”

  1. There’s a difference between information not being endorsed by an organization and it being inaccurate.
    I can post highly accurate information about eating disorders, but I’m not being endorsed by NEDA. I can post accurate information about self-harm, suicide attempts/ideation, etc, but no one is endorsing me.

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