A virtual reality environment for perspective taking.


Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) is a prominent problem amongst Canadian teenagers. A 2008 study (n=568) shows that %16.9 of the teens aged 14-21 participating in the study have harmed themselves deliberately before.

Stigma towards the self-harmer from the healthcare workers may create a barrier for seeking help and distances the self-harmer from the healthcare system. This project aims to create a virtual environment that exposes the user to the thoughts of a patient as the small story progresses to facilitate perspective taking.


Nixon, Mary K., Paula Cloutier, and S. Mikael Jansson. 2008. “Nonsuicidal Self-Harm in Youth: A Population-Based Survey.” CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal 178 (3): 306–12. doi:10.1503/cmaj.061693.

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