Year: 2004 Source: Fort McMurray, Alberta: Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention, (2004). 16p. SIEC No: 20040539

This booklet provides information for individuals who injure themselves. It describes what self-injury is, who is at risk, the possible motivations behind such behavior, why it is unhealthy, & how self-harmers can know when they are ready to seek help & stop hurting themselves. Alternative, temporary methods of coping are suggested, & tips for seeking help, including how to reveal self-harming behaviors to others, are offered. Lists of support organizations & references for further reading are also provided. (11 refs)