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The phenomenon of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is still understudied in Indonesia. In fact, exploring such a phenomenon is essential to guide our understanding of the phenomenon and to develop appropriate clinical treatment. This study aims to explore the experience and meaning-making process of individuals who committed NSSI. Using a phenomenological approach, interviews were conducted to four young adult women (aged 21–22 years) in Jakarta with a history of NSSI. Interpretative phenomenological analysis identified five themes in their experiences: a sense of relief, secrecy, a lack of mindfulness, repetitiveness, and suicidal tendencies.  The longer the individual committed NSSI, the more likely they were to commit suicide. All participants interpreted their NSSI experience as a coping strategy to deal with feelings of emptiness and negative emotions. This study provides useful insight for prevention and treatment of NSSI.


interpretative phenomenological analysis NSSI young adult analisis fenomenologis interpretatif dewasa muda NSSI

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Arinda, O. D., & Mansoer, W. W. D. (2021). NSSI (Nonsuicidal Self-Injury) of emerging adults in Jakarta: An interpretative phenomenological approach. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat: Indonesian Journal of Indigenous Psychology, 8(1), 123–147.


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