About 20% of youth who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) report starting between age 11 and 13. Children who engage in NSSI are more likely to escalate self-harm and have suicidal thoughts. Building self-esteem, healthy coping habits, and support are critical.

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Adolescent Self-Injury Foundation offers hope in the recovery process for adolescent and young adult self-injurers and their families.

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Use this anonymouse online survey to encourage thought and discussion about your self-esteem.

Use this assessment tool if you are concerned and want to examine your own self-injurious behavior.


Use Cornell University's Self-Injury & Recovery Resources (SIRR) website for resources.

Use the Crisis Text Line to get help and support for self-harming.


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If you need help and are under the age of 18, reach out to a trusted adult, such as a counselor, a parent, a teacher, or a coach. Finding assistance and the best-fit resources in your community is priority. To book Dr. Crystal Collier to present at your school, parent organization, or in your community, please contact us!

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