Examining Self-Injury and Coping Based on Sexual Orientation
Approximately 27 to 35% adults engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), or the deliberate destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent (Brown et al., 2007; Favazza, 1998; Gratz 2001). Past research indicates that LGBT individuals are significantly more likely to report engaging in NSSI (Deliberto, 2008; House & Horn, 2011), however differences in coping strategies have remained unexamined. I hypothesized that individuals who were a sexual minority would report greater forms of dysfunctional coping. Participants were recruited online from international mental health forums, and completed ...
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