The Self-Cathing Experience Journal was made possible by contributions from the Program for Patient Safety and Quality, and from the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr. David DeMaso, Editor, and Madelyn Labella, former Project Coordinator, created the Self-Cathing Experience Journal for families facing child and adolescent Self-Cathing.

We would like to especially thank Stuart Bauer, MD and Dianne Manning, BSN, RN, CPN for their oral and video contributions to this project.

We are also indebted to the following individuals for their valuable editing input: Rosemary Grant, BSN, RN, Kelly Housman, Lauren Mednick, PhD, Christina Nikitopolous, EdM, Elizabeth and Mary Jane Quinn, Sneha Rao, RN, Carolyn Snell, PhD, Sasha Taylor, Elizabeth Wharff, PhD, Joseph Borer, MD, Carlos Estrada, MD, Pam Kelly, MS, RNC, PNP, Richard Lee, MD, Rebecca Sherlock, MSN, PNP, Jen Howard, Emily Concannon, Taneisha Vilma. The video clips were produced and edited by Dixon Yun, formerly of Boston Children’s Hospital Media Communications.

Finally, and most importantly, we extend enormous gratitude to all of the families who generously provided their stories for the Self-Cathing Experience Journal.