YOUR injury WE remedy 自傷彼療
In Hong Kong, little is known about Non-Suicidal Self-Harm (NSSI) as only very minimal and insufficient informational materials exist at present. Both people exhibiting NSSI behavior and members of the general public lack understanding about the condition. As not all people who suffer from it seek treatment, it is difficult to measure the mental impact it has on their social lives or on their relationships with family, friends and colleagues. Most of the research and literature on self-injury such as ripping hangnails, peeling scabs, biting lips, pulling hairs, etc. is focused on adolescents. The results from prior research for this project however indicated that some adult still exhibit similar behaviors and feel harassed about it by people in their surroundings. This project therefore focuses specifically on this group of people.
Considering both the user’s and the carer’s needs, the project attempts to tackle the misconceptions and lack of understanding about NSSI among the general public and those who may suffer from it. The project has developed clear and easy-to-understand information for people. In addition, it provides an opportunity for users to share their feelings with carers, as it intends to foster better communication between them, improving their relationship.
Supervising Tutor: COPPOOLSE, Anneke