The following is a list of useful books and articles on self-injury and it’s treatment compiled by the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery. Visit their website at http://www.selfinjury.bctr.cornell.edu/index.html
Helpful Websites (link included):
- Claes, L., & Muehlenkamp, J. J. (Eds.). (2014). Non-suicidal self-injury in eating disorders: Advancement in etiology and treatment. New York: Springer.
- Selekman, M., & Beyebach, M.(2013). Changing self-destructive habits: Pathways to solutions with couples and families. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Walsh, B. W. (2012). Treating self-injury, second edition: A practical guide. New York: Guilford Press.
- Klonsky, D.E., Muehlenkamp, J.J., Lewis, S.P., & Walsh, B. (2011). Nonsuicidal self-Injury, in the series advances in psychotherapy, evidence based practice. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe Publishing.
- Gratz, K. & Chapman, A. (2009). Freedom from self-harm: Overcoming self-injury with skills from DBT and other treatments. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
- Nock, M.K. (Ed.). (2009). Understanding nonsuicidal self-injury: Origins, assessment, and treatment. Washington D.C: American Psychological Association.
- Selekman, M. D. (2009). The adolescent & young adult self-harming treatment manual: A collaborative strengths-based brief therapy approach. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
- Miller, D.N. & Brock, S.E. (2009). Identifying, assessing, and treating self-injury at school. New York: Springer.
- Hollander, M. (2008). Helping teens who cut: Understanding and ending self-injury. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Nixon, M.K., & Heath, N.L. (Eds.). (2008). Self-injury in youth: The essential guide to assessment and intervention. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
- Selekman, M. D. (2006). Working with self-harming adolescents: A collaborative, strengths-based therapy approach. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
- Levitt, J.L., Sansone, R.A., & Cohn, L. (Eds.). (2004). Self-harm behavior and eating disorders: Dynamics, assessment and treatment. New York, NY: Brunner- Routledge.
- Lader, W., Conterio, K. & Bloom, J.K. (1998). Bodily harm: The breakthrough healing program for self-injurers. New York, NY: Hyperion.
- Favazza, A. (1996). Bodies under siege: Self-mutilation and body modification in culture and psychiatry. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Daine, K., Hawton, K., Singaravelu, V., Stewart, A., Simkin, S., & Montgomery, P., (2013).The power of the web: A systematic review of studies of the influence of the internet on self-harm and suicide in young people. PLoS ONE 8 (10).
- Jarvi, S., Jackson, B., Swenson, L. & Crawford, H. (2013). The impact of social contagion on non-suicidal self-injury: A review of the literature. Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 1- 19.
- Gonzales, A.H., & Bergstrom, L. (2013). Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) interventions. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 124-130.
- Groschwitz, R.C., & Plener, P.L. (2012). The neurobiology of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI): A review. Suicidology Online, 3, 24-32.
- Hamza, C.A., Stewart, S.L. & Willoughby, T. (2012). Examining the link between nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior: A review of the literature and an integrated model. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 482-495.
- Muehlenkamp, J.J., & Brausch, A.M. (2012). Body image as a mediator of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (1), 1-9.
- Lang, C.M. & Sharma-Patel, K. (2011). The relation between childhood maltreatment and self-injury: A review of the literature on conceptualization and intervention.Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 12 (1), 23-37.
- Kerr, P.L., Muehlenkamp, J.L., & Turner, J.M. (2010). Nonsuicidal self-injury: A review of current research for family medicine and primary care physicians. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23 (2), 240-259.
- Jacobson, C.M. & Gould, M. (2007). The epidemiology and phenomenology of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior among adolescents: A critical review of the literature.Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 129-147.
- Klonsky, D.E. (2007). The functions of deliberate self-injury: A review of the evidence.Clinical Psychology Review, 27 (2) 226-239.
Helpful Websites (link included):
- SAFE Alternatives® (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) (1-800-366-8288) is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network and educational resource base, which is committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. S.A.F.E. Focus Group is a self injury support group based off of the S.A.F.E. Alternatives Program. For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. S.A.F.E. Alternatives also provides information on how to find a therapist to treat self-injury. Also, check out S.A.F.E.‘s informative Youtube videos!
- Recovery.org: This website allows users to search thousands of treatment providers, detox and aftercare centers, and private helplines. Recovery.org also provides information on the recovery process, dual diagnosis, local addiction treatment and much more!
- The Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: TEXT. To utilize this resource or read more click here.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or notyou are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. People have called for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. There is also the feature to chat with someone from 2pm until 2 am, daily!
- Self Injury Awareness Network: A survivor-lead, consumer-operated, nonpartisan, community support coalition dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of self-injury survivors of all ages and walks of life.
- SiOS Self-injury Outreach & Support: 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.
- Self Injury Foundation: The mission of the Self Injury Foundation is to provide funding for research, advocacy support and education for self-injurers, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them. We are dedicated to providing the most up to date information and resources available on self-injury.
- ASHIC (the American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse) strives to increase public awareness of the phenomenon of self-inflicted violence and the unique challenges faced by self-injurers and the people who care about them.
- Inspiring Connections is a Canadian organization that provides training and other resource materials to organizations, professionals and laypersons who want to learn more about self-injury and working with people who self-injure.
- The National Mental Health Association has an on-line factsheet about self-injury available here.
- The National Self-Harm Network (UK): Young People and Self Harm is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and for professionals working with them.
- To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.