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LifeSIGNS Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support
LifeSIGNS – Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support
We provide fantastic information about self-injury and while we never tell anyone to ‘stop’, we do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.
LifeSIGNS is the user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, we’re now in our second decade and it’s our continuing mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping, when they’re ready for the journey.
Help yourself right now; read about self-injury; download our fact sheets; support a friend; ask us a question about self-injury; learn how to get help; join us on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Read more about us and our mission.
- In one sentence, what would you say to 2016? In one sentence, what do you hope for in 2017?
- Register for our SIAD event on Facebook and we’ll keep you updated about wristbands and online-events in time for the 1st of March.
- LifeSIGNS will speak at the London School or Economics on the 1st of March for Self-Injury Awareness Day. We’re also speaking at Oxford University in January – more details to come.
- The BBC spoke to several LifeSIGNS members about self-poisoning, overdosing, and self-medicating
- Physical scars and emotional pain – Lauren’s latest blog article
Help yourself now
Get a handle on your self-injury.
This is a hard time of year for many people. Families are not always great. Lonliness is a killer.
The Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC2 will feature a short film about camouflaging self-injury scars with special make-up.
Would you like to do the voice for an animated film? Share your story.
Have you moved away from self-injury? Do you want to hide your scars sometimes?
"we found that CBT-based psychological therapy may have led to a small-to-modest reduction in the number of patients repeating self-harm behaviours."
Do you always show your scars, or do you like the option to cover up in certain social situations? Your choice in how you present yourself to the world is important.
Physical scars cannot and do not show how much pain or suffering a person has experienced.
More great photos from Self-Injury Awareness Day - the Alderbrook School theatre troupe with our wristbands.
The students were well prepared for Self-Injury Awareness Day with our wristbands :) Great photos!
Researchers at Glasgow and Stirling University are developing a questionnaire to measure thoughts about suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. Understanding these...
Self-injury awareness wristbands
We’ve sold wristbands for many years now; when we run out, people ask us every day when the new stock will be available.
We sell hundreds of wristbands just before Self-Injury Awareness Day on the 1st of March, and we sell wristbands all year long and send them worldwide.
Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.
“Breaking the (si)lence around self-injury”
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