If you are thinking about suicide, READ THIS FIRST!!!
Whenever you feel like engaging in self-injurious behaviour such as cutting, or if you know of a dear friend who does, take comfort in the fact that there are several self-injury and self-harm hotlines that you can contact at any time of the day. No one can dismiss or belittle the overwhelming emotions and pain you feel when you cut or when you contemplate in doing so; however, if you engage in cutting behaviour, you should know that it is very important to get help via numerous and confidential cutting hotlines and self-injury resources, even when you think that nobody understands. Most people who cut themselves do not intend to significantly maim themselves to the point that they might die; and yet, what one must understand is that cutting poses a lot of health risks, such as serious infections and blood loss that can lead to complications or even death.
When you get help, you not only address the cutting behaviour, but more importantly, the more deep-seated issues that cause you to cut. Now wouldn’t that be ideal, to finally start healing from all the pain that you have experienced? Below are self-harm hotline numbers and self-injury resources we have compiled for you.
These hotlines for self-harm are staffed with professionals who are fully equipped to help you without having to know your name or see your face. You can call them the next time you are contemplating cutting, or even when you just want to talk to someone.
1-800-DON’T-CUT Self-Harm Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE Suicide Hotline
1-800-334-HELP Self-injury Foundation’s National Crisis Line
1-877-332-7333 Real Help for Teens Help Line
1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Line
1-800-999-9999 Covenant House Nine Line
1-630-482-9696 Depression Hotline
1-650-321-5272 Grief Support
Self-Harm Hotlines Online:
Self-harm hotline chat, message boards, and self-harm resources online are also available so that you may get help through the internet.
Self-Injury.net Online Support (http://self-injury.net/online-support)
Kids Help Phone Live Chat Counseling (http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/AskUsOnline/Chat-counselling.aspx)
Teen Line Help Online (http://teenlineonline.org/category/help-online/)
To Write Love on Her Arms (http://twloha.com/)
Self-Harming Hotlines International:
If you live outside the United States, don’t worry! Below are available self-injury and self-harm hotlines that you can call in your country of residence.
Self-Harm Hotline Numbers for the following countries:
800 5555 5522 Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Colombia,
Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines,
Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand
1800 799 338 Australia
0800 891 7391 Brazil
866 246 9224 Canada
00 800 5555 5522 Costa Rica, Denmark
000 800 1006 614 India
001 800 514 3716 Mexico
810 800 2643 1012 Russia
800 5555 5522 (143) Switzerland
08457 90 90 90 United Kingdom