Ingri Myklestad & Melanie Straiton

Ingri Myklestad has a PhD in Psychology and is a researcher at the National Institute of Public Health. Her research interest are psychological distress, self-harm, well-being and social support among adolescents.

Melanie Straiton has a PhD in Psychology. She is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Her research interests are in migrant mental health and use of healthcare services, gender and self-harm.

The authors would like to express their thanks to The Norwegian Social Research Institute (NOVA) for use of the data from the “Ungdata” survey, and to Norwegian Institute of Public Health ( for support.

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