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Self-Injury or Self-Harm
23 Confessions From People who Self-Harm
From Buzzfeed: a collection of statements from people who self-harm, which may help some feel less alone in their experience.
CMHA: Youth and Self-Injury Brochure
The Canadian Mental Health Association provides information on self-injury as a coping response to mental health problems, grief, and abuse, and how its harms can be addressed.
Coping with Self-Harm, ages 11-18
Self-injury can and does occur in children as young as 11. This resource goes over the issue for an audience of preteens and teens.
Coping With Urges to Self-Harm Right Now
This guide is focused on providing immediate suggestions to cope with the urge to harm or injure oneself.
Distraction Techniques and Alternative Coping Strategies for Self-Harm
The urge to self-injure can be addressed in a mindful way by distracting oneself or choosing another coping strategy. Cornell presents a list of these alternative methods for recovery.
Emotional Coping Strategies
This list of suggestions for coping with intense emotions was created by the Eating Disorders Information Centre, but it can be used by anyone.
Help Guide: Self-Harm
This guide provides an introduction to self-injury, its consequences, how to recognize signs, and advice for helping a loved one or getting help.
Kids Help Phone: Self-Injury and How to Cope
If a kid struggles with self-injury, how can they stop? How do you talk about it? Kids Help Phone offers advice, information, and their help line.
Make Your own Self-Harm Coping Box
A coping box is one strategy to use in self-injury recovery, where items to help distract and self-soothe are stored in a special place for difficult times.
Self-Harm: What You Need to Know
This article addresses the risk factors, motivating factors, and common conceptions and misconceptions about self-injury.
Self-Injury Outreach And Support
SI Outreach is a nonprofit affiliated with McGill and the University of Guelph, sharing stories of self-injury and recovery and resources to help others.
Why Do People Self-Injure?
The motivations behind cutting or other forms of self-injury in young people may be hard to understand. This article from psychology today addresses some of the common thoughts and feelings surrounding this behaviour.
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