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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.

 

99 Coping Skills: Things to Do Instead of Cutting

http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/pages/tip-99-coping-skills.aspx

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

 

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