Welcome to the SiM-Health Lab Website!

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.