How can I get help/support for self-injury?
We would urge you to consult the self-harm page on NAMI’s website where you will find essential information about this behavior and how to get help. NAMI also has videos and blogs discussing self-harm that share information about the behavior, and techniques to provide support and reduce and eliminate self-harm.
The following organizations may be of help:
- S.A.F.E Alternatives provides information and resources on self-harm and a therapist locator (call or email for a list of therapists with interest in working with self-injurers). Their phone line, which is (800) 366-8288, has an extension option for adolescents and teens calling in crisis and provides the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to all other callers in crisis.
- The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery website offers extensive information about self-injury behavior and recovery resources.
- The Adolescent Self-Injury Foundation offers information about warning signs and treatment for self-injury; website has extensive list of “146 Things to do Besides Self-harm”.