If you or a loved one is engaging in self-harm, NAMI’s website provides extensive information through blogs discussing self-harm to help individuals and loved ones gain insight into the condition and techniques that can be used to provide support and reduce and eliminate self-harming behavior.
Additionally, the Adolescent Self Injury Foundation provides information and resources to adolescents and young adult self-injurers and their families. In particular, their How Parents Can Help page provides a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” to guide parents on how to help a loved one, and an extensive list of alternative behaviors to help self-injurers implement alternative coping mechanisms.
S.A.F.E. Alternatives, 800-366-8288, provides information and resources on self-harm and referrals to treatment options, including an information helpline.
Additionally, the American Psychological Association offers an online resource called the Road to Resilience, a step-by-step guide that helps individuals develop a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.