Pages that either help you after you have injured yourself or try to distract you so you don’t hurt yourself.
Visit Mollykat’s Safety Page for tips on how to keep yourself safe
Self-Injury Support has information on how to stop harming yourself.
- First Aid Guide The Mayo Clinic has guides on how to treat bleeding and burns.
- MedicineNet Has first aid guides on how to treat cuts, scrapes & puncture wounds and burns.
- ALF Ambulance - First aid tips for cuts and burns.
- Cuts and Scarring - How to treat cuts and reduce scarring. Taken from a magazine, according to the author. Also see the tetanus information on the same site.
- Dealing with Bleeding - How to deal with bleeding if you have cut too deep.
Also, check out the coping section of Psyke.org.
- Shadows A list of (mostly physical) activities to try instead of self injury.
- Alternatives - A short list of alternatives.
- Alternatives to Self-Injurious Behaviors - A long list of alternatives you can print out and read when you feel like you need to injure yourself.
- Distractions - Some suggestions for what to do instead of self injury.
- Freeing Yourself: Self-Help Strategies and Exercises - Another pages of ideas on how to find alternatives to self injury.
- How Do I Start? - How to stop harming yourself (don’t let the title fool you). From Rebecca’s site.
- Questions to ask yourself - Has a short description on how to develop alternatives to self injury.
- Self Injury - Has a list of things to try instead of self injury.