PhD Student Sarah Smith is conducting research on the experiences of people who self-harm and the way we are treated by psychiatry. The overarching goals of this study are to generate an understanding of how psychiatric knowledge impacts the lives of people who self-harm and to amplify the voices of those with lived experience. Your involvement in this research will help contribute to critical mental health research and will inform mental health policies and practices.
I am currently looking to recruit research participants who engage in self-harm to help inform this project. To qualify for this study, you must be 18+, living in Canada, and must have received treatment for self-harm at some point in your life.
I am particularly interested in speaking with people who are typically left out of research and other discussions on self-harm, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, men, and LGBTQ2S+ people. As a white, queer woman, it is my priority to centre people with different experiences than my own in this work.
If you are interested in being a part of this research, please contact me at
Please note that participation in this study is voluntary.