Coping with Thoughts of Self-Harm

Many report that just delaying an urge to self-injure by several minutes can be enough to make the urge fade away. One way to increase the chances of a distraction or substitution helping calm the urge to self-injure is to match what you do to how you are feeling at the moment. Use the Coping with Thoughts of Self-harm resource to find something that feels right to you in the moment.

Download the Coping with Thoughts of Self-Harm resource HERE or read it below.

Resource inspired and adapted from The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery



  • If you are in emotional distress, here are some resources for immediate help:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
    Call 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text Home to 741-741
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