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January 2011: Self-Cutting

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Are there any online resources to help people who self-cut?
Signed: January 2011: Self-Cutting

Dear January 2011: Self-Cutting,

 

Two online resources for adolescents and young adults who self-cut and engage in other self-injurious behaviors:

 

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self Abuse finally Ends)

S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping people who self-harm end their self-injurious behaviors.

 

The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults

The CRPSIB website aims at summarizes the work and research of the organization, as well as to provide links and resources for information related to understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing self-injurious behaviors in adolescents and young adults.

The website gives detailed information about self-injurious behaviors in their article What do we know about self-injury? They also provide a list of resources that includes factsheets explaining what self-injurious behavior is, top misconceptions about self-injurious behaviors, coping mechanisms, and more.   

 

An additional resource is the Self-Injury Hotline. You can contact the Self-Injury Hotline (information only, not a crisis line) at 1-800-DON’T-CUT, 1-800-366-8288.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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