Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Director of the STIR Lab and iUX Academy

Blue Whale Challenge Article

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and her co-authors on the publishing of an article in the JMIR Journal of Mental Health (JMH). The article, titled “Examining the Self-harm and Suicide Contagion Effects Related to the Portrayal of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter”, investigates the way individuals portray the Blue Whale Challenge, a social media challenge centered around self-harm, with an emphasis on factors that could pose a risk to vulnerable populations.

For the full paper, please click the title link below:

  • Khasawneh, A., Chalil Madathil, K., Dixon, E., Wiƛniewski, P., Zinzow, H., & Roth, R. (2020). Examining the Self-harm and Suicide Contagion Effects Related to the Portrayal of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter. JMIR Mental Health. https://mental.jmir.org/2020/6/e15973/
Blue Whale Challenge Article