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 anyone wanting to learn more about self-injury


Below, you’ll find several general resources about self-injury. 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


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


Gratz, K. L., & Chapman, A. L. (2009). Freedom from self-harm: Overcoming self-injury with skills from DBT and other treatments. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

This is a book for people who self-injure to support them in their efforts to stop self-injuring; however, anyone wanting to learn more about self-injury will also find it very informative. It is also useful for those working with individuals who self-injure as a guide.

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 professionals and individuals who self-injure.

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