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~about self-injury~


Self Injury: a factsheet from NMHI
National Mental Health Institute's factsheet describes warning signs, reasons for and the dangers and treatment of self-harming.
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Self Injury: a factsheet on About.com
About Depression describes self-injury including cutting, biting, skin-picking, hair-pulling, hitting the body with objects or hitting objects with the body.
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The Practice of Self-Injury
Broadly speaking, self-injury is the act of attempting to alter a mood state by literally picks at their skin. An article by: Katie Leboeuf, M.A. of CIGNA Behavioral Health.
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Self-Injury
The Neuroscience Clinic for Mood and Personality Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute studies mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-injury and suicidal behavior in order to find more effective treatments for them. This page gives a brief overview of self-injury.
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American Self Harm Info Clearinghouse
The American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse strives to educate the general public and medical and psychological professionals about the phenomenon of self-harm. By disseminating clear, concise, and accurate information about self-harm, they hope to improve the treatment that those who cope with distress by injuring themselves receive from hospitals, physicians, therapists, and their own families and friends.
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Self-Mutilation
Cutting one's skin with razors or knives is the most common pattern of self-mutilation. This page from Health A-Z gives a thorough description of the acting out, treatment, diagnosis, the causes, symptoms and the relationship between self-harm and dissociation, anxiety & Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Skin-Picking and Self-Injurous Behavior
Covers the clinical characteristics of skin picking, its prevalence, the course of illness and its association with Axis I and Axis II Psychiatric Disorders.
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Skin Picking and Nail Biting
Article describing these problems when they occur as compulsions.
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Inside Pain Turned Inside Out
About self-injury as it relates to figure skaters as well as non-skaters. Includes information on:

What is self-injury?
Who does this, and why
If you self-injure...
Friends and family
Books on SI
SI in the spotlight
Self-injury links &
Mental health links
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Compulsive Skin Picking
Information from the OCD Center of Los Angeles.
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Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior
Performance Resource Press is the leading supplier of employee assistance and student assistance materials to workplaces, schools and communities. This article from their website was written by Lisa R. Ferentz.
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Self-Injury
Discusses the who and why of burning/abrasions. biting. bruising. hitting. picking/pulling skin and hair and other forms of self-inflicted injury. From Focus Adolescent Services, a great refference for related topics.

~peer support sites~



Albany Support Group for Trichotillomania
Self Injury Support (SIS)
Trichees Support Group
Trichotillomania Christian Forum
Hair Pulling Sufferers
Helen's Trichotillomania
Parent's Remailer
Pickers
Face & skin picking support
Face and Skin Picking Support
AboutFace
teens with trichotillomania
Face & Skin Picking Support
Self-Injury Outreach
SASI: Survivors of Abuse and Self-Injury
Self Injury/Self Multilation Online Community
Self Abuse Forums
Secret Shame
Self-Injury Support
Self-Injurious Skin Picking
Self Injury Journals

~personal sites~


Inside & Out
Stop Self Harming
Blood Red
Self-Harm Help & Advice
selfinjuryinfo.com
Silent Screams
Earth Angel: a Self-Mutilation Foundation
Compulsive Skin Picking: Oral
But a Dream Within a Dream
A Life Long Struggle
Safe Haven
Scars
Cutting Through the Isolation
Bleeding Out the Pain & Fighting the Demon Inside
Self-harm
Self-Harm/Fragmented Mind
The Silent Outcry of Self-Injury
Bleeding Hearts
Recover Your Life
End All the Pain
Showing our Scars
A Healing Touch
Self-Harm Help & Advice
A Look Within
SelfInjury.net
Understanding Self-Harm
When the Cut Goes in Deep
Crazy Cutter: Catharsis
Cut and Dry
Cutters, Life From Our View
Cutting Myself
Cutting Words
The Cutting World
Dissolving Venus
Error Due to Perspective
Euphoric Oblivion
For Men Who Self-Injure
PsychoDolphin's Twisted World
Ragdoll's Candlelit Tunnel
Recovering From Self-Injury
Red Tears
Self-Injury: A Struggle
Secret Shame
A Healing Touch
Between Injury and Sanity
Blood Red
Broken
Crazy Cutter: Catharsis
Crying to Angels
Earth Angel: A Self-Mutilation Foundation
Cutters United
For Men Who Self-Injure
Hurting Within
Leaving Underworld
My Pain Will Drip
The Old Familiar Sting
Replace the Blade
Secret Scars
Secrets Swollen so Sore
self-harm
Self-Harm
Self-Harm UK
Self-Injury: A Life Long Struggle
Self-Injury: A Look Within
Self-Injury: Inside Pain Turned Out
Self-Injury.Net
self-injury outreach
Self-Injury: Recovery IS Possible
Shattered Innocents
Showing Our Scars

~resources~


SMHAI Self-Injury Division
The Suicice & Mental Health Association International (SMHAI) is dedicated to suicide and mental health related issues. Their main goal is to prevent suicidal behavior and to relieve its effects on all who maybe affected by it. They also promote and advocate education, awareness and treatment in regards to mental health worldwide.

This section of their amazing website focuses on self-injury. It offers an online mental health library, prevention suggestions, links to support & support resources, information about mental health professionals, music, a discussion forum and more.
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Psyke: Self-Injury
Articles, FAQ's, alternative ways of coping and a message board. Personal stories, poetry and pictures. Pictures are graphic depictions of self-harm.
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Equilibrium
Based in the UK, Equilibrium is an unique award winning user-led self injury awareness organisation designed to help educate and support people who self harm and their family and friends. Self Injury is becoming a widely used coping mechanism amongst teenagers and young adults; in recent years the number of people who use self harm has escalated massively and healthcare professionals are referring to it as an epidemic.

Equilibrium aim to educate, inform and research into the depths of the self injury phenomenon. This site will also offer a comprehensive guide to coping with self harm and its vast array of dependant mindsets.
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Lysamena Project on Self-Injury
A Christian-based site that is available to everyone. Information on self-injury, alternatives, information for family/friends and self-help information.
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S.I.A.R.I.
In-depth information on self-injury, personal stories, artwork, poetry, a discussion board and an extensive list of resources.SIARI aims to raise awareness about self-injury, as well as offering hope, support, and enlightenment to those who self-injure & those who love them.
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Trapped with Trichotillomania
Help for hair pullers and families of sufferers from trichotillomania.
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Trich Support
Find doctors and support groups by area, resources and links.
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National Self-Injury Awareness Day
One of ASHIC's major projects is National Self-Injury Awareness Day. In this grassroots effort, people across the country and the world whose lives have been affected.
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Dermatillomania is a disorder which can be controlled.
How to stop skin picking help and tips.
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Understanding Self-Mutilation
Information on self-injury, includes information on how to help yourself and how to help loved ones.
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End All the Pain
End All the Pain is site seeking to help cutters and other self-injurers learn about why they do what they do and how they can make healthier choices and overcome relying on self-harm. The site chooses to follow a direction that centers on a Christian notion of God as part of this endeavor.
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Healing the Scars: Self-Injury Understood
Information on self-injury and how to cope, information on the Orange Ribbon Project & more.
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Self Injury Awareness Booklet
Information for health care workers, family, friends and teachers of people who harm themselves. With a foreword by Dr. Neil Burley, MB ChB, Psychiatrist. Also has information about Self-Harm Awareness Day.
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Project Cut
Information on self-injury, quotes, advice, etc.
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Healing the Scars - Home of the Orange Ribbon Project. Includes definitions, a medical FAQ, alternative coping methods and links.
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Sirius Project: Self-Help for Self-Harm
Self-help & information on self-injury and on issues related to self-injury. Includes an active message board and information on:
Self harm - the basics
More on self harm
Mental health problems
Abuse
Living with scars
Staying safe
First aid & emergencies
Harm reduction
Feeling suicidal
Self help
Overcoming self harm
Prevention
Things to do instead
Tackling the causes
Inspiration & other stuff
Surviving relapse
Related issues
Coping with depression
Coping with anxietyEating disorders
Other issues
Professional help
Seeking professional help
Complementary medicineFinancial help
and sources of help & support
Helplines
Online support
UK help & support
Book store
For families & friends
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Healing the Scars
Healing the scars is a website dedicated to raising understanding and awareness of self injury, and supporting those who struggle with it.
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SelfInjuryInfo.com
Information on self-injury, help for friends/family and professionals, distractions, etc.
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For links to other Trichotillomania websites

If you would like to suggest a site that focuses on this topic submit it to:
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