Self-Injury/Self-Harm Resources

“The study of self-injury makes clear that the mind and the body are inextricably linked, each feeding from the other’s nourishment or starving from the other’s neglect. The body is, indeed, the temple of the soul. Cutters are living proof that when the body is ravaged, the soul cries out. And when the soul is trampled upon, the body bleeds.”

~ Marilee Strong, A Bright Red Scream.

“Self-injury is one way that survivors make their emotional pain visible.”

~ Donna Rafenello, Can’t Touch My Soul.

Just a note to anyone who comes here to this page:

I do not personally deal with self-injury or self-harm issues. However many of my online survivor friends over the years have and do deal with them. So it was my wish to create a healing resource page on this topic. I have never been a member of the few online support communities that I posted towards the bottom of this page, so I cannot recommend them from any personal experience. If there is anything that you think I should add or delete to this list, please let me know.

Survivor Resource Pages (Forty pages of resources, non-profit organizations, articles, and healing support for survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse.)

Links to Grounding/Coping Skills

Links to Self-Soothe/Comfort Skills

Coping Skills

Coping Skills We Can All Use

Things to Try to Keep Yourself Safe

Self Soothing

Frequently Asked Questions’s FAQ

Can’t Shout, Can’t Scream

Bill of Rights for People Who Self-Harm

Ways to Help Yourself Right Now

What to Do When You Feel Like Hurting Yourself

Understanding Why You Self-Harm

Learning to Live Without Self-Harm

Self-Help Orgainized and Otherwise

You Are Not the Only One

Reducing and Stopping Self-Harm


Disclosing Self-Injury: Tips for Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors

Self Injury


Living with Self-Injury

Male SI: A Personal Perspective

Healing Self-Injury

Newsletter: The Cutting Edge

American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse Links Self-Injury Information and Support

Kharre’s Home

The’s Self-Harm: Recovery, Advice, and Support

Online Community:

Online Community: Safe Haven

Online Community: Equilibrium

Online Community: Scar-Tissue

Online Community: Written on the Body

Online Community: Recover Your