Hilary Norman

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Hilary is conducting a PhD at Middlesex University on the relationship between self-harm and alexithymia, a trait characterised by difficulties identifying and describing feelings and an externally-orientated thinking style. Previously she completed a MSc in psychology at the University of Westminster. Before switching to an academic career, Hilary worked as a civil servant, most recently leading work to support charities and social enterprises. Her interests include suicide, self-harm, alexithymia, interception and mindfulness.


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Alexithymia and suicide: can we find the right words to help each other?


Hilary Norman summarises a novel systematic review and meta-analysis, which explores the relationship between alexithymia and suicide ideation and behaviour.

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