“What Do You Think Needs to be Done to Address Self-Harm?”: Centering the Perspectives of Youth Who Engage in Self-Harm Through Found Poetry

Michael R. Riquino, Sarah E. Reese, Jen K. Molloy, Van L. Nguyen, Emera Greenwood, Olivia LaFountain, Amber Cavasos, Megan S. Paceley, Sarah Jen, Briana McGeough

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Abstract

In recent years, suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury researchers and practitioners have identified the need to amplify the lived experiences of individuals who experience and engage in self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in research and clinical practice (hereinafter referred to as “self-harm” to honor the words used by the youth who participated in this study). In the present study, we sought the wisdom and perspectives of youth who engage in self-harm in response to the following questions: What do you think needs to be done to address self-harm? What would you say to parents of youth who engage in self-harm? What would you say to other youth who are engaging in self-harm? Utilizing data from in-depth interviews (N = 59), we constructed a series of three found research poems to center their words and perspectives in answer to each of the research questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-724
Number of pages5
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023

Keywords

  • found poetry
  • self-harm
  • youth perspectives

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