This is a mini collection of resources for people who use self-harm and their supporters.
A workbook about self-harm that encourages reflection from a non-coercive, self-compassionate, and harm reduction perspective. From the Icarus Project/Fireweed Collective. Checking it out here: https://namimass.org/wp-content/uploads/hurting-yourself.pdf.
A workbook written by people who use self harm. It aims to help people understand self harm and to be kinder to their self. Checking it out here: www.arwtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/01-The-Hurt-Yourself-Less-Workbook-Self-Harm-Self-Management.pdf.
A guide explaining self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. It includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family. Checking it out here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/about-self-harm/.
An article outlining what self-harm is and ideas for moving away from it. Checking it out here: http://blackyouthproject.com/a-self-harm-resource-list/.
A book exploring the meaning and purpose of self-injury in an individual’s life, the experiences that might lead to self-injury, and which approaches and responses to self-injury are helpful and which are not. It is intended to be a resource for people who hurt themselves and for those who live and work with them. Learn more here: https://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/flesh-wounds-new-ways-of-understanding-self-injury.
This book explores why people self-injure, debunks myths and misconceptions about self-injury, explains self-injury in the contexts of human embodiment and a social model approach to distress and illness, and offers practical strategies for responding in meaningful ways, including using creative practices and harm-reduction. Learn more here: https://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/safe-with-self-injury.