Information & Educational Resources

Self-Injury, Mayo Clinic: Includes definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors, treatment, etc.

See Self-Harm in Education and Professional Development, MHAP

Prevention and Early Intervention Programs

Prevention, Mayo Clinic

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Say It Straight

Treatment Programs

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

S.A.F.E. Alternatives -- see treatments and referrals

Treatments and Drugs, by Mayo Clinic Staff

See Treatment Programs tab above for a broad range of applicable therapies and treatments

Self-Help Resources


A Forever Recovery - Treatment Program for Addictions; Website has useful information and resources

Cutting and Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment, WebMD

Coping and Support, Mayo Clinic

Gratz, Kim, Chapman, Alexander, and Walsh, Barent, Freedom from Self-harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments, New Harbinger Publications, 2009 Cutting and Self-Harm

S.A.F.E. Alternatives -- see resources, news & events, blogs, webinars, and more

Self-Injury Foundation

Six Reasons Why People Self-Injure by Mark Dombeck, PhD, 2008

Students Who Self-Injure (pdf)

Well WVU: Dealing with Self-Harm


Dealing with Depression, Bullying, and Self-Harm by Lauren Elizabeth. Lauren tells her personal story. (11:02 in length)

Understanding Self-Harm Prezi, from Humboldt State University, Counseling and Psychological Services


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