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Lewis, S. P. (2017). I cut therefore I am? Avoiding labels in the context of self-injury. Medical Humanities (BMJ).


Hasking, P. A., Heath, N. L., Kaess, M., Lewis, S. P., Plener, P. L., Walsh, B. W., ... & Wilson, M. S. (2016). Position paper for guiding response to non-suicidal self-injury in schools. School Psychology International37(6), 644-663.

Lewis, S.P. (in press). Cutting through the shame. Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Seko, Y. & Lewis, S.P. (in press). The Self – Harmed, Visualized and Reblogged: Remaking of Self-Injury Narratives on Tumblr. New Media and Society.

Dr Riggi, M. E., Moumne, S., Heath, N.L., & Lewis, S.P. (in press) Non-suicidal self-injury in our schools: A review and research-informed guidelines for school mental health professionals. Canadian Journal of School Psychology.

Milin, R., Kutcher, S., Lewis, S.P., Walker, S., Wei, Y., Ferrill, N. & Armstrong, M.A. (2016). Impact of a Mental Health Curriculum for High School Students on Knowledge and Stigma: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Lewis, S.P., Klauninger, L,** & Marcincinova, I* (in press). Pro eating disorder search patterns: The possible influence of celebrity eating disorder stories in the media. Journal of Eating Disorders.

Lewis, S.P. (in press). Subsumed: Words on depression. Medical Humanities.

Lewis, S.P. (in press). The overlooked role of self-injury scars: A commentary and suggestions for clinical practice. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease.

Lewis, S.P. & Seko, Y. (in press). A double-edged sword: A review of the potential benefits and risks of online non-suicidal self-injury activities. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Rodham, K., Gavin, J., Lewis, S. P., & St. Denis*, J. M. (in press). The NSSI Paradox: Discussing and displaying NSSI in an online environment. Deviant Behavior.

Lewis, S.P. & Mehrabkhani, S**. (in press). Every scar tells a story: Insight into people's self-injury scar experiences. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.


Richardson, E. E., Lewis, S.P., Whitlock, J.L., Rodham, K., Schatten, H.T. (2015). Research with adolescents who engage in non-suicidal self-injury: Ethical considerations and challenges. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Lewis, S.P. & Plener, P.L. (2015). Non-suicidal self-injury: A rapidly evolving field. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Lewis, S.P., Lumley, M.N. & Grunberg, P.H**. (2015). Early maladaptive schemas and non-suicidal self-injury among young adults: A preliminary investigation. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. Paper.

Mitten, N., Preyde, M., Lewis, S.P., Vanderkooy, J. & Heintzman, J. (2015). The perceptions of adolescents who self-harm on stigma and care following in-patient psychiatric treatment. Social Work in Mental Health.

Arbuthnott, A.E.* & Lewis, S.P. (2015). Parents of youth who self-injure: A review of the literature and implications for mental health professionals. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 

Lewis, S. P. & Knoll, A.** (2015). Do it yourself: Examination of self-injury first aid tips on YouTube. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 18(5), 301-304. Paper.

Lewis, S.P. (2015). Self-injury information on the Internet. Pediatrics for Parents. Article

Lewis, S. P. & Heath, N. L. (2015) Non-suicidal Self-injury Among Youth. Journal of Pediatrics, 3(166), 526-530. Paper

Grunberg**, P. H. & Lewis, S. P. (2015). Self-injury and readiness to recover: Preliminary examination of components of the stages of change model. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. (ahead of print), 1-11, doi: 10.1080/09515070.2014.998627 Paper

Lerman**, B. I., Lewis, S. P., Lumley, M. N., Grogan**, G. J., Hudson**, C. C., E. Johnson** (accepted). Teen Depression Groups on Facebook: A Content Analysis. Journal of Adolescent Research.


Lewis, S.P., Michal, N.J.,* Mahdy, J.* & Arbuthnott, A.E.*  (2014). Googling Self-injury: The state Of health information obtained through online searches for self-injury. JAMA Pediatrics. 168(5): 443-449. Paper

Sutherland, O, Dawczyk, A.,* De Leon, K.**, Cripps, J.** & Lewis, S.P. (2014). Self-Compassion in Online Accounts of Nonsuicidal Self-injury: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 27(4): 409-433. Paper

Arbuthnott, A. E.* & Lewis, S.P., & Bailey, H.N. (2014)Emotion states and changes following rumination in non-suicidal self-injury and eating disorder behaviours. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 71(1): 62-71. Paper.

Lewis, S.P., & Michal, N.J.,* (2014). Start, Stop, Continue: Preliminary insight into the appeal of self-injury e-communities. Journal of Health Psychology. First published online April, 3 2014: 1-11. doi: 10.1177/1359105314527140. Paper.

Lewis, S. P., Waschbusch, D.A., Sellers, D. P., LeBlanc, M. & Kelly, ML. (2014). Factor Analysis of the Children’s Attributional Style Questionnaire – Revised. Canadian Journal of Behaviour Science. 46(2): 125-133. Paper.

Lewis, S.P. & Arbhuthnott, A.E.* (2014). Non-suicidal self-injury, Eating Disorders: The Influence of the Internet and Social Media. Edited by Laurence Claes and Jennifer Muehlenkamp. Non-suicidal Self-injury in Eating Disorders. Springer. Book Chapter.

Klonsky, E.D. & Lewis, S.P. (2014) Assessment of Non-suicidal Self-injury. Edited by Matthew K. Nock Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Book Chapter.


Heath, N. L. & Lewis, S. P. (2013). Non-suicidal Self-injury in our Schools, from Research to Practice: Introduction to Special Issue. School Psychology Forum. 7, 4: 89–92. Paper.

Mahdy, J.C. & Lewis, S.P. (2013). Non-suicidal Self-injury on the Internet: An Overview and Guide for School Mental Health Professionals. School Psychology Forum. 7, 4: 148–160. Paper.

Rodham, K., Gavin, J. Lewis, S.P., St. Denis, J.M.* & Bandalli, P. (2013). An investigation of the motivations driving the online representation of self-injury: A thematic analysis. Archives of Suicide Research. 17(2):173-83. Paper.

Baker, T.G.** & Lewis, S.P. (2013). Responses to online photographs of non-suicidal self-injury: A thematic analysis. Archives of Suicide Research. 17(3):223-235. Paper.

Sutherland, O., Breen, A. & Lewis, S.P. (2013). Discursive Narrative Analysis: A Study of Online Autobiographical Accounts of Self-Injury. Qualitative Report. 18(48), 1-17. Paper.

Breen, A., Lewis, S.P., & Sutherland, O. A. (2013). Non-suicidal self-injury in the context of theself and identity development. Journal of Adult Development, 20 (1), 57-62. Paper.

Lewis, S.P. & Heath, N.L. (2013). Five things to know about Non-suicidal Self-injury. Canadian Medical Association Journal. doi:10.1503/cmaj.120969. Paper.

Lewis, S.P. & Heath, N.L. (2013). The potential impact of self-injury videos on YouTube: A study of viewer responses. Pediatrics for Parents. Article.


Lewis, S. P., Rosenrot, S.R.* & Messner, M.** (2012). Seeking validation in unlikely places: What people ask about non-suicidal self-injury online. Archives of Suicide Research, 16(3), 263-272. Paper.

Lewis, S.P.  & Arbuthnott, A.E.* (2012). Non-suicidal self-injury: Characteristics, Functions, and Strategies. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26(3), 185-200. Paper.

Lewis, S.P., Heath, N.L., Michal N.J. * & Duggan, J.M. (2012). Non-suicidal self-injury, youth and the Internet: What mental health professionals need to know. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 6 (13): doi:10.1186/1753-2000-6-13. Paper.

Lewis, S.P., Heath, N.L., Sornberger, M.J. & Arbuthnott, A.E.* (2012). Helpful or harmful? An examination of viewers' responses to non-suicidal self-injury videos on YouTube. Journal of Adolescent Health. 51(4), 380-385. Paper.

Lewis, S.P. & Arbuthnott, A.* (2012). Searching for thinspiration: How pro-eating disorder websites are found. Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, 4, 200-204. Paper.

Duggan, J.M., Heath, N. L., Lewis, S. P., & Baxter, A. (2012). An Examination of the Scope and Nature of Online Activities Among Youth Engaging in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. School Mental Health, 4 (1), 56-67. Paper.


Lewis, S.P. & Baker, T.** (2011). The possible risks of self-injury websites: A content analysis. Archives of Suicide Research, 15,4, 390-396. Paper.

Lewis, S.P., Heath, N.L., St. Denis, J.M.* & Noble, R. (2011). The scope of non-suicidal self-injury on YouTube. Pediatrics, 127, e552-557. Paper.

Klonsky, E.D. ,Muehlenkamp, J.J., Lewis, S. P. & Walsh, B. (2011). Non-suicidal self-injury. Hogrefe & Huber, Cambridge, MA. Book.

Lewis, S.P.  & Heath, N.L. (2011). Non-suicidal Self-injury Videos on YouTube. Pediatrics for Parents. 27, 7, 24. Article.

Lewis, S.P., Rosenrot, S.A*. & Santor, D.A. (2011). An integrated model of self-harm: Identifying predictors of intent. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 43(1), 20-29. Paper.


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