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Cutting Through the Myths: Resources

Resources and references for the article

Cutting Through the Myths

by Robin DeCastro


American Self-harm Information Clearing House.

A.S.H.I.C. provides information regarding the nature, intent and purposes of self-harm and links to additional resources and support groups for self-harming individuals.

Centre for Suicide Prevention.

Located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, the Centre for Suicide Prevention provides information about self-harm and suicide prevention.

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults.

This site provide a significant amount of information regarding current research efforts, information about self-injury and links to numerous resources for information related to deliberate self-injury.

Self Abuse Finally Ends Alternatives Program.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives Program provides information regarding a nationally recognized treatment approach to self-injury, educational resources, and contact information for professionals specializing in the treatment of self-injury.


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All Web links on this page were available as of April 2, 2007.