Resources for Further Reading on Self-Injury

Disclaimer: HARO as an organization does not necessarily endorse or recommend the following resources. These resources have been recommended by numerous homeschool alumni who found them helpful. If you find them problematic or have any concerns about any resource included below, please contact HARO.

Online articles:

Cynthia Jeub, “How Can I Help a Friend Struggling With Self-Harm?”

Cynthia Jeub, “My Self-Harm Story”

Cynthia Jeub, “Channeling Negative Energy”

Eleanor Skelton, “Self-Injury: A Worldview”

Warbler at Homeschoolers Anonymous, “Finding A Reason To Wake Up”

Kahn Institute for Self-Injury, “How to find a good self-injury therapist”

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, “Top 15 misconceptions of self-injury”

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, “Therapy: Myths & misconceptions”

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, “For Parents: The Importance of Self-care”

To Write Love On Her Arms, “Community of Care”

To Write Love On Her Arms, “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish”


Kim Gratz and Alexander Chapman, Freedom from Selfharm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments

Michael Hollander, Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury

Lawrence Shapiro, Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure

Sony Khemlani-Patel, Merry McVey-Noble, and Fugen Neziroglu, When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury

Mary K. Nixon and Nancy L. Heath, Self-Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention

Matthew K. Nock, Understanding Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Origins, Assessment, and Treatment