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Situated in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph, our research team uses unique methods to conduct applied research on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and related mental health issues affecting youth and young adults. Central to our work is the use of the Internet as a research platform and outreach tool.  Major goals of our research program include: a) understanding the scope, nature, and impact of online NSSI activity and communication; b) understanding and fostering NSSI recovery; c) developing novel ways to reach and help those who presently struggle with NSSI; and d) enhancing mental health literacy, resilience and wellbeing among youth and emerging adults.


SIM-HEALTH NEWS

Dr. Lewis gave a Tedx Talk in which he shared his lived experience with self-injury, depression, and suicide.

  • Brianne Gayfer (Honours 2016-17) was awarded a Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her thesis!
  • Dr. Jill St. Denis (PhD, 2017) was awarded a Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her dissertation!
  • Dr. Lewis was elected as President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury.
  • SiOS, our non-profit outreach initiative, has now been reached in over 130 countries across the globe!
  • The SiM-Health Lab welcomes two new graduate students to our team: Therese Kenny and Tyler Pritchard.
  • The SiM-Health Lab welcomes one new honours student to our team: Kristen Whitfield


PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS 

We are currently NOT accepting applications for undergraduate research positions. Please feel free to check back later or contact Dr. Lewis directly if you would like to join our team in the future.

Dr. Lewis is accepting at least 1 graduate student for Fall 2018.