Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)
Also known as self-harm, self-injury, cutting, etc. Since this is a problem that is increasing, I wanted to offer everyone as many resources as possible to help. Here they are:
To Write Love on Her Arms-This website if one of the most life-affirming ever! Go there and be inspired to live life to the fullest.
The Cornell Research Program on Self-Harm & Self-Injury-Quite honestly the largest collection of both scholarly and lay-person information on NSSI anywhere. You could literally read for weeks…or only a few minutes if that’s all you have!
The Trevor Project-While it’s mostly focused on suicide (which is different from NSSI), the Trevor Project offers resources more specifically to the LGBTQ community.
Handout for Parents of Children & Teens who Self-Harm-From Cornell University! If you are a parent of a kid who self-harms, this is MUST READ!
Distraction Techniques for Teens Who Self-Harm-If you’re a teen who self-harms, take a look at this wonderful list of distraction techniques from the researchers at Cornell!
The Silent Epidemic-This short film answers alot of questions about NSSI. It comes from Down Under (Australia) where alot of self-harm research and treatment is conducted!