Self-harm describes a wide range of things that people do to themselves in a deliberate and usually hidden way, which are damaging. The majority of young people who self-harm report they are not trying to commit suicide, but are 'trying to cope' and show that 'something is wrong'*.

Sites in this category provide information about issues and sources of help, and offer advice to young people about the prevention of self-harm.

*Source: Donnellan, C. (ed) (2004) Self-inflicted violence, Independence Educational Publishers.

Adullam Ministries
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn alternatives to self-harm, how to get help when you want to stop and read survivor stories. Includes moderated forum.
CutXfree Self Injury Help
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about self injury statistics, read poems and find links to helpful websites and phone numbers.
How Can I Help a Friend Who Cuts?
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains why people cut and gives some tips on what you can to help. Includes what to do in an emergency.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains what it is, why people start, why they continue, the risks, and how to help a friend.
YoungMinds: Self-Harm
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Information to help young people understand more about self-injury and to where to find support. Includes details of national organizations.
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