Useful Links

Self-Injury Specific Resources

Canada

Teen Mental Health
There are many useful resources on this interactive site dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth through the translation and transfer of scientific knowledge. (http://teenmentalhealth.org/)

Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS)
Developed as part of a collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, SiOS is 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. (http://sioutreach.org/)

International

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behaviour in Adolescents (CRPSIB)
The CRPSIB website provides a wealth of information about Self-Injury in youth. The link above will take you to their page with general information about Self-Injury. Be sure to visit their resources page as well for a long list of print and web materials. (http://www.crpsib.com/)

Focus Adolescent Services (US)
This is a website with a wide range of information and resources on youth and family issues. The link above will take you to their page with information about Self-Injury. (http://www.focusas.com/)

TheSite (UK)
TheSite.org’s Self-Harm: Recovery, Advice, and Support page is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and professionals working with them. (thesite.org)

General Links

Canada

Anxiety BC
The Anxiety Disorder Association of British Columbia is a non-profit organization which was started in early spring of 1999 by a group of concerned consumers, family members, and professionals, who work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders; promote education of the general public, affected persons, and health care providers; and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments. Visit their pages on Self-Help, as well as their page for Parents and Caregivers. (http://www.anxietybc.com/)

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nation-wide, charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Click on the above link to visit their page on Youth and Self-Injury. (http://www.cmha.ca/)

F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids Mental Health
The F.O.R.C.E. Society provides education, advocacy and support for families and professionals with children who have mental health issues. (http://www.bckidsmentalhealth.org/)

Here to Help
This is a BC information resource for individuals and families managing mental illness. You’ll find some great articles, along with personal stories on this useful site. There is a also an entire page devoted to family members, with information on how to support someone suffering from a mental illness. (http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/)

Kids Help Phone
The Kids Help Phone site has resources for you to phone a Counsellor, ask a Counsellor a question online, or express yourself by posting on their site. There is also an online library, divided by topic, with lots of information and links to other resources. (http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/)

Mind Your Mind
Mindyourmind.ca is an award winning site for youth by youth. This is a place where you can get info, resources and the tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. (http://www.mindyourmind.ca/)

Public Health Agency of Canada

This is a Government of Canada site with public health information on healthy living, disease and injury prevention. (http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/chn-rcs/index.html)

Youth in BC
This is a website for youth with phone numbers and web resources run by the BC Crisis Line.
(http://www.youthinbc.com)

International

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
The AACAP is a non-profit organization whose members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders. Click on the link above to visit their page about Self-Injury in Adolescents. (http://www.aacap.org/)

American Psychological Association (APA)
The American Psychological Association works to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. Their website provides useful information about managing stress, building resilience and more. This website is also available in Spanish. (http://www.apahelpcenter.org/)

Mayo Clinic (US)
This link will take you to the Mayo Clinic’s resource page about Self-Injury. The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research is based in Rochester, MN. Their website contains articles submitted and updated by a team of medical experts working in the United States. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/)