This booklet is of primary interest to women from black and minority ethnic groups who self-injure, but is also of interest to those working with or supporting women from black and minority ethnic groups.
The Journal is aimed at helping young people move from self-harm to self-care. It has blank pages for writing about feelings and for drawing and includes artwork, quotes and poems by young people who self-injure. The Journal also has useful information on self-injury, such as helpline telephone numbers. It is A5 size, spiral bound and very bright and colourful. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with counselling, as an additional tool.
Individual copies are free when ordered by under young women under the age of 18.
This booklet was compiled at the end of a series of writing workshops aimed at young women with experience of self-injury. During the workshops the group wrote and shared the poems and pictures included in the pages.
Self-harm is surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding, and such behaviour is often labelled as attention seeking or, mistakenly, as attempted suicide. This video allows people who self-harm to describe their experiences, and shows examples of statutory and voluntary agencies where there is good practice.
Self-harm is really a broad term for many acts which cause personal harm whether deliberate or not. It can incorporate a wide spectrum of self-abusive patterns. This booklet will help you to understand Self-harm in all of its forms, find help whether you harm yourself, or are concerned about a relative or friend.
Treatment for self injury may raise a number of significant issues for the therapist, such as countertransference, suicidality vs. self injury, and differentiating between borderline personality disorder, psychosis, and dissociation. Suggested interventions may include defusing shame, suggesting alternative behaviors, and utilizing hospitalization, trauma containers, and guided imagery.
David Calof, John Briere, and Dusty Miller discuss the roots of self injury in trauma, especially childhood sexual abuse. They point out that self harm takes many forms, including cutting, burning, passive collusion, accidents, and eating disorders. Whatever the modality, the key factor in successful intervention is to discover the motivations behind these adaptive responses to trauma, which may include tension reduction, trauma reenactment, punishment, and rage expression.
A visually lyrical, experimental documentary about women who cut themselves, this film explores the gray areas in women's relationships to their bodies in the context of deliberately self-inflicted injury. The women in Between the Lines negotiate the fine line between self-destructive behavior and self-preserving coping mechanisms.
A specially developed modular training pack for professionals working with people who self-injure, designed to be used flexibly in one or two day workshops for workers in a wide range of settings. All materials have been developed through Bristol Crisis Service for Women's extensive work with women who self-injure, and training experience in a wide variety of agencies including mental health services, social services, secure settings, voluntary organisations. Included are trainers' notes, participative exercises, handouts, OHP originals, and resources.
Modules: What is self-injury? What issues does self-injury raise for workers? Why do people self-injure? What are the needs of people who self-injure? Professional approaches to self-injury. Skills development. Reviewing our own practice. Looking at workers' own needs. Exploring alternatives to self-injury.
My name is Gabrielle and I am twenty-eight years old. I began to self-injure at age fifteen -- so nearly thirteen years minus a two year period. This website is one about self-injury (self-harm), made to let self-injurers know that they are not alone and to help their friends and family learn more about self-injury and how it affects their loved one.