For Youth

Welcome to our Youth page! We have created this web page to help youth find good information about self-injury and to understand more about how it relates to them. As you scroll down, you will find many helpful websites and resources about self-injury. We have reviewed them all for you, and tried to give you a sense of what they are about beside each link.

We highly recommend that you talk with a trusted person and consider getting professional help if you are unable to stop self-injuring and/or feel distressed.

TheSite.org is an online resource for 16 to 25 year-olds providing nonjudgemental support and information on everything from sex and self-harm to debt and drugs.

Straight-talking emotional support is available 24/7, and youth are able to chat about any issue on moderated discussion boards and live chat room, browse over 2000 articles and videos.

 

The Canadian Mental Health Association website has a section about youth and self-injury. Here you will find information about:

  • what self-injury is,
  • why people self-injure,
  • warning signs and
  • what you can do to stop

Don’t miss the links on the right-hand side of the page, which will take you to more websites with info about self-injury.

 

You’ll find the LifeSIGNS website easy to navigate, with lots of helpful information about self-injury and suggestions on how to get help.

The group, and their website, is run by Directors and Supporters in the UK who have personal experience with self-injury.

 

Life can be stressful! The American Psychological Association has a site that gives suggestions to help build resilience or better coping skills for life stress.

On this page you’ll find a link to “10 Tips to Build Resilience”.

 

Mind Your Mind is a website for youth by youth, and it was created as a place where you can get information, resources and the tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems.

Through this website you can also connect with counsellors and other youth.
  » Visit a great page with information about coping resources

 

Need Help Now?

The Mind Your Mind website has links to Crisis Lines and Centres in Canada and the United States.

Remember, we highly recommend that you talk with a trusted person and consider getting professional help if you are unable to stop self-injuring and/or are feeling distressed.

This website is intended for educational and information purposes only. It is not intended to provide, nor should it be considered to be a substitute for, professional medical, counselling, or legal services. Users of the site are strongly advised to discuss the content of the site with a qualified professional. INSYNC does not accept any liability for any person who relies on the content of this site.