In this collection developed by the Kelty Centre, you will find a list of recommended resources to learn more about self-injury including websites, online tools, guides, books and provincial support services. This list was developed in partnership with professionals from the BC Children's Mental Health Program, and is intended to be a starting point to learn about self-injury. For more resources, visit our resource library.
Self-Harm: What Families Need to KnowIn this episode, we speak to a youth who has lived experience with self-harm; and a clinical counsellor who has supported many youth who have self-harmed. Walk away from this episode with a greater understanding of why youth self-harm and what parents can do to support their child.
Self Injury Outreach and Support
Information and support on self injury in young people, sponsored by several Canadian researchers with expertise in this area.
Non-suicidal Self Injury in Youth (NSSI)
Provides general information about self-injury, as well as information and resource for families, youth, and professionals.
Kids Help Phone
24-hour, bilingual and anonymous counselling and referral by phone, online chat and text for children, youth and young adults.
Youth in BC
YouthinBC.com is a online crisis chat service for youth age 25 and under. They are open from noon to 1am, if you are in a crisis now call the 24 hour distress line.
This free app provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm; these include: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, and Breathe. Calm Harm uses the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).