Health Education, Promotion & Wellness

Self Injury Resources

ON CAMPUS EMERGENCY: 508.999.9191 (9191)

Self-injury is any deliberate, non-suicidal behavior that inflicts harm on one's body with the goal of relieving emotional distress.

Forms of self-injury may include, but are not limited to:
cutting, burning, branding, bruising, bone-breaking, interference with wound healing, overdosing, scratching, and punching.

 oncampus     On Campus

Counseling Center

offcampus      Off-Campus

The Counseling Center can refer you to local, off-campus resources.

online    Online

American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse (ASHIC) 
ASHIC strives to increase public awareness of self-inflicted violence and the unique challenges faced by self-injurers and the people who care about them.

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents & Young Adults
Research summaries, links, and informational resources on understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing self-injurious behavior in adolescents and young adults.

Mental Health America has an online fact sheet on self-injury available here.

The National Self-Harm Network (UK) 
Young People and Self-Harm is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and for professionals working with them.

SAFE Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)
1-800-DONT CUT (366-8288) 
A nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource center, which is committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

Self-Injury and Related Issues (SIARI) 
SIARI aims to raise awareness about self-injury, as well as to offer hope, support, and enlightenment to those who self-injure, and their family, friends, and supporters.

So what do I do instead?: A list of suggestions for those who self-injure.


 Last Updated On: 10/30/07

Contact Info:

Beth-Anne Vieira, MPH
Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion
T - 508.910.6965