Gwen, an alcoholic, is forced into rehab. There she begins to reexamine her life after meeting the other people there.
There is a scene where Andrea, Gwen's roommate at rehab, is caught self-injuring by Gwen.
[After Andrea has cut herself]
Andrea: Just so you know, I wasn't trying to off myself or anything.
Andrea: It's just something I do sometimes.
Gwen: Doesn't it hurt?
Andrea: Feels better.
Gwen: Than what?
Andrea: Everything else.
Chris Stewart has just returned to school after a bad breakup and a bout of depression. On his first day, he meets transfer student and beautiful girl Vanessa Redman and they soon pursue a relationship together. But Vanessa is not all that she makes herself out to be and Chris soon finds himself in a precarious position. Teenage love is a killer.
There are various scenes throughout the film depicting self-harm, the most prominent being the climax of the film when Vanessa tricks Chris into attempting suicide via self-harm.
Self-harm is spiralling in Britain. It is estimated that two teenagers in every classroom have been driven by depression or anxiety to hurt themselves.
In this moving and sometimes disturbing film, actress and writer Meera Syal meets young people who self-harm to find out why they do it, and how parents like herself can avoid it happening to their own children.
Based on the book, "Augusta, Gone" written by Martha Tod Dudman. This movie was a Lifetime Movie and was about a girl who experimented with drugs, drinking, and other activites and a mother's struggle to save her daughter. It explicitly shows a scene of cutting while the character Augusta is at a camp for "problem" teens.
"Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this is not just typical teen angst. Augusta begins doing drugs, drinking, and ends up on the streets. Her concerned mother and father reach out to an educational consultant, who advises them to send Augusta to a strict wilderness camp for troubled teens. However, even the institution's experienced and tough administrators find Augusta a difficulty to keep under control. Martha comes to realize that there is no answer to her daughter's behavior." Written by Icedberry
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
The lead character has a history of self-injurious behavior and there are depictions of self-injury throughout the film, especially as she goes deeper into psychosis.
A dramatized biography of Brandon Teena staring Hilary Swank as Teena. There's one scene in which Brandon Teena is sitting around a camp fire with the guys. If I remember correctly - it's been 10 years - the guys briefly compare SI scars. There's no actual SI in the film. Just images of scars that are supposed to be the result of SI.
Homosexual and transgender persecution and graphic violence in this film. It also has a rape scene. Careful if that triggers or offends you.
Agnes White (played by Ashley Judd) lives alone in a roadside middle-of-nowhere motel with only her work at a lesbian bar and lesbian best friend, RC (played by Lynn Collins) for company when she's introduced to Peter (played by Michael Shannon). Peter turns out to be an escaped mental patient with many paranoid delusions. Agnes buys into Peter's delusions to avoid returning to the lonely life she had before he showed up. They both end up self-injuring, convinced that microscopic bugs born from egg sacks implanted in Peter's skin and teeth are constantly attacking them. They cut the egg sacks out, dig out bugs that have burrowed into their skin, and Peter rips out his own tooth to uncover an egg sack placed by a military dentist in a filling. It's a good movie for it's subtle points and the relationship between the characters, but is filled with cliche about mental illness (including using aluminum foil to block radio transmissions) and has a brief scene of violence against women. There's some graphic violence, but it's not the most extreme in film history. It's a good film, but these things may be too offensive for some.
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.