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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
http://www.sioutreach.org/   

HelpGuide.org’s Self-Injury Help, Support, and Treatment
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm

S.A.F.E. Alternatives for Stopping Self Abuse
1–800-DONT-CUT (366–8288)
http://www.selfinjury.com/about/

National Eating Disorders Association
1–800–931–2237
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support

Things you can do right now

Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 when in crisis. Available 24/7 in the USA.
http://www.crisistextline.org

40 Tips to Help Stop Cutting
http://www.psychforums.com/cutting-self-injury/topic12580.html


Helping a friend who self-harms

Self-Injury – A Guide for Friends
http://sioutreach.org/learn-self-injury/friends/

How to Support Someone Who Self-Harms
http://www.befrienders.org/how-to-support-someone-who-self-harms

ReachOut’s Worried About a Friend Who Is Self-Harming
http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/worried-about-a-friend-who-is-self-harming