Digital Self-harm among adolescence: A narrative review



digital self-harm, mental health literacy, self-cyberbullying, self-harm


Digital self-harm is the behaviour of uploading, sending, or sharing negative self-related content. This behaviour is closely related to physical self-harm. The motivations that involve this behaviour include self-hatred, depressive symptoms, and attention-seeking. This study aims to understand the topic of digital self-harm and find out the similarities to self-harm which can be related to mental health literacy. Nine studies meet the criteria from a total of fifty-one. The results show that there are some similarities in the impact caused by digital self-harm as well as self-harm in general. It is also important to link this behaviour to mental health literacy to prevent and treat digital self-harm behaviour. The results can support further research on related topics and be used for academic and practical purposes.


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Digital Self-harm among adolescence: A narrative review. (2023). PROCEEDING SERIES OF PSYCHOLOGY, 1(2), 20-26.