Self-injury, also known as self-harm, is the act of purposefully hurting oneself. Although there is a significant correlation between self-injury and suicidal thoughts, self-injury is not the same as a suicide attempt. (Click HERE to read an article about self-harm and suicide.) Self-injury is not considered a mental illness by itself, but it may be a sign of a mental health problem. If you or a loved one shows signs of self-injury, please consult the list below for help and information.
If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, please click HERE for links and information that can help.
|Befrienders Worldwide||Website||Info and links on self-harm and how to support someone who self-harms, worldwide helplines [E]||Worldwide|
|Canadian Mental Health Association||416-646-5557||Information on youth and self-injury. [E/F]||Canada|
|Douglas Institute-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry||514-761-6131 x2067||Outpatient clinic for suicidal disorders and self-injury for youth ages 0 to 17. [E/F] Referral needed.||Montreal (Verdun)|
|Help Guide||Website||Help, support, treatment, and resources for self-injury. [E]||USA|
|Kids Help Phone||1-800-668-6868||24-hour phone and web counselling for youth who self-harm. [E/F]||Canada|
|Mind Your Mind||Website||What to do if a friend self-injures and other information [E]||Canada|
|Montreal Children's Hospital-Psychiatry||514-412-4449||Psychiatric services for youth suffering from emotional and behavioural problems. [E/F] Referral needed.||Montreal|
|PsyMontreal||514-337-2473 x 0||Psychotherapy and coaching services for self-injury and related illnesses. [E/F] $||Montreal|
|S.A.F.E. Alternatives||1-800-366-8288||Treatment, information, research, and online community for self-injurers. [E/F]||USA|
|Self-injury Outreach and Support||Website||Information, resources, and online videos for self-injury. [E]||Montreal and ON|
|Tel-aide||514-935-1101||Telephone listening service. [E/F]||Montreal|
|Westmount Psychological Services||514-223-5327||Psychological services for adults who self injure. [E/F] 18+ $||Montreal (Westmount)|