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 988 Suicide and Crisis 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”. 

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Call: 800-950-NAMI (6264) 

Text: 62640 



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