As part of a collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, we are a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.


Resources for Friends

Below, you’ll find several key resources about self-injury for friends. If there are any resources you would like to see added to this list, please click here to let us know.


Cornell Research Program on Self-injury and Recovery: Website


Alderman, T. (2000). Helping those who hurt themselves. The Prevention Researcher, 7(4), 5-8.

The following books can be found at most major books stores and websites.

Conterio, K., Lader, W., & Bloom, J. K. (1998). Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers. New York: Hyperion Inc.

This classic book by some leading clinicians in self-injury describes important elements in a program for healing for those who self-injure. Helpful for both individuals who self-injure and those who know and support them.



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