Bullying and Childhood Adversity as Predictors of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Among Sexual Minority Adolescents in the Healthy Allegheny Teen Survey

McCauley, H. et al. Journal of Adolescent Health. February 2016Volume 58, Issue 2, Supplement, Pages S105–S106

Abstract:

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), or deliberate destruction of one’s bodily tissue without suicidal intent, is increasingly recognized as a common behavior among adolescents. Emerging research has begun to document sexual orientation disparities in NSSI, though this work has focused primarily on young adult samples and little work has been done to understand why sexual minority youth (SMY) may be at elevated risk for NSSI.

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