Help for Self-harm

We’re all different in how we cope with overwhelming feelings associated with difficult or painful experiences. We want you to know that you are not alone and that help is available for you.  

The following links may be helpful for you or someone you know who is thinking about self-harm, and if you are struggling in this area we encourage you to explore these resources.


Online resources for help with self-injury

Self-Injury Outreach & Support’s Self-Injury Help, Support, and Treatment

S.A.F.E. Alternatives for Stopping Self Abuse
1–800-DONT-CUT (366–8288)

National Eating Disorders Association


Things you can do right now

Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 when in crisis. Available 24/7 in the USA.

We've partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide free, 24/7, confidential support. If you're in crisis, text VSCO to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor in the US.

40 Tips to Help Stop Cutting


Helping a friend who self-harms

Self-Injury – A Guide for Friends

How to Support Someone Who Self-Harms

ReachOut’s Worried About a Friend Who Is Self-Harming