Self-injury resources and helpful links

Be very careful when searching the web for sites regarding self-injury.  Although they may mean well, many sites are very triggering to the self-injurer and may escalate or even induce a self-harm incident.  Many web sites warn prospective surfers that their content may be triggering.  It is important that an individual who is close to self-injuring stay clear of triggers and surround themselves instead with positive, affirming people and material. Here is a short list of websites that can actually help people who self-harm and their families. – S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. – Provides simple and clear definitions of what self-injury is, myths and information about why people injure themselves. –  Describes many things you can do to help cope with the self-injuring tendencies. –  Provides a brief overview and also includes suggestions for parents on addressing self-injury with their child. – Lets self-injurers know that they are NOT alone and provides information to help their friends and family.

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