Personal Stories

Click here to read people's recovery stories and quotes and even share your own.

Learn to cope with urges

Resources to help cope with self-injury urges.

For Helping Professionals

Resources for Medical ProfessionalsMental Health Professionals and School Professionals.



Welcome to SiOS!

Whether you currently self-injure, have recovered, or know someone who self-injures and want to help, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, you’ll find a number of helpful resources about self-injury. We provide information, resources, and online videos for anyone who has self-injured, who has recovered, or who knows someone who self-injures. This includes information and resources for families, romantic partners, friends, teachers and mental health and medical professionals.

Several sections of our site are devoted specifically to those who self-injure. If you click here, you’ll find a number of helpful coping resources and videos you can use when you experience urges to self-injure.

You’ll also find a section called “You Are Not Alone,” where you can share your story about recovery or your motivation to recover. You can also read what others have shared.

In addition to providing you with information and helpful resources about self-injury, we also want to hear from you. We have a number of online polls to help us improve our site and we value what you have to say.


The SiOS Team


All information found on SiOS is provided for information and education purposes only. The information is not intended to substitute for the advice of a physician or mental health professional. You should always consult your doctor for specific information on personal health matters, or other relevant professionals to ensure that your own circumstances are considered.


An Expert View

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Matthew K. Nock, PhD
Internationally recognized NSSI researcher.

Self-injury in Youth

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en français

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Please click here to access self-injury resources in French.

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