So, um, last week, during #SPSM chat, Ellen broke Twitter. But no worries! We have scheduled this chat for you again!
We’re bookending chats on non-suicidal self-injury, with this week’s featured guest expert, Dr. Stephen Lewis, an expert both on NSSI and social media. For more on last week’s chat featuring Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp, go here:
Dr. Lewis will be sharing his expertise specific to social media and NSSI tonight, Sunday at 9pm CST. That’s Sunday March 9th!
As always, our chat moderator advises participants that some triggering content may be present. We trust you to do what you need to do to care for yourself.
The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
See a webinar on this material here:
Stephen P. Lewis, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. Dr. Lewis’ research program examines online activity related to non-suicidal self-injury, ways to increase young people’s access to NSSI resources, and ways to promote youth help-seeking and mental health literacy. His research has been featured in national and international media outlets, including The New York Times, Time, USA Today , ABC, CBS, The Globe and Mail, and the BBC and has resulted in policy changes on YouTube in an effort to promote online safety for adolescents. Dr. Lewis is co-author of the book Non-Suicidal Self-injury. He is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Self-injury Outreach and Support (SiOS), an international outreach organization providing current information and helpful resources about self-injury to individuals who self-injure, those who have recovered, as well as their caregivers and families, friends, teachers and the health professionals who work with them.