The Developmental Disabilities Program treats emotional, behavioral or developmental problems in children (from 4 to 22) with mental retardation or autism. Their services include inpatient hospitalization, residential care and outpatient services. One of the reasons children are referred to for this program is self-injurious behavior.
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.