Self Injury can go by many names, such as:
  • Cutting
  • Self Injurious Behavior
  • Deliberate Self Harm
  • Self Inflicted Violence
  • Repetitive Self-Harm Syndrome
Self Injury is far more widespread than is generally realized, especially in adolescents under stress. It also seems to be more common among women, partly because men are more likely to express strong feelings, such as anger, outwardly. However, people from all walks of life self-injure. Many individuals who self-injure believe they are the only person that hurts themselves in this way. Fear, shame and guilt may force people to keep self-injury secret for many years, so when encountering or discovering self-injury it is vital that support and understanding be shown. This means, as well, that the true extent of the disorder is unknown. Research shows that where it is acceptable to talk about, many women, as well as some men, reveal that they have self-injured at some time. Sites included in this category, and its sub-categories, are potentially triggering.

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Secret Shame
Self-injury site; review of psychological literature, suggestions to help you limit or stop your self-harm, help for families/friends, personal experience, extensive references, list of treatment resources, and support mailing list.
Self-Injury: A Struggle
Information on self-injury for both the self injurer, and their friends/family. Personal stories, polls, famous self-injurers, reviews of books on SI, poetry, art, writings, chat, message board, list of resources.
Can't Shout, Can't Scream
A self-harm zine. Includes poetry, personal stories and articles.
Lysamena Project on Self-Injury
Christian-based self-injury resource accessible to all. Providing self-injurers and their families with information about SI.
Articles, poetry, pictures and discussion boards dealing with self-injury and suicide.
Scar Tissue
Offers information on self harm for self harmers and those supporting them.
Skin Picking / Dermatillomania
Resources for people who suffer from compulsive skin picking (Dermatillomania). Includes information about the book, " The Complete Guide to Compulsive Skin Picking Disorder" by David Florendale and a support forum.
Stop Picking On Me
For skin and pimple pickers. Includes a complete self-help book and active online community.
Understanding Self-Harm
Provides information on helping oneself and others, in addition to motivations and who does it.
Understanding Self-harm
Booklet providing information on the condition. Includes list of references, organizations, and additional reading.

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