Whenever you feel like engaging in self-injurious behavior 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 behavior, 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 behavior, 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.

Self-Injury Hotlines:

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.

Instead of Cutting… here are some hotlines that may help you:

 

Hotlines for America:

 

Depression Hotline:   1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline:   1-800-784-8433

Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

LifeLine:   1-800-273-8255

Trevor Project:   1-866-488-7386

Eating Disorders Hotline:   1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault:   1-800-656-4673

Grief Support:   1-650-321-5272

Runaway:   1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Self-injury Foundation’s National Crisis Line: 1-800-334-HELP

Real Help for Teens Help Line: 1-877-332-7333

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK

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

Kids Help Phone Live Chat Counseling

Teen Line Help Online

To Write Love on Her Arms


Other Hotlines:

 

National Youth Crisis Support : 1-800-448-4663

Youth America Hotline:   1-877-YOUTHLINE ( 1-877-968-8454)

Covenant House Nine-Line (Teens) : 1-800-999-9999

Boys Town National:   1-800-448-3000

Teen Helpline : 1-800-400-0900

TeenLine:   1-800-522-8336

Youth Crisis Support:   1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009

Runaway Support (All Calls are Confidential) : 800-231-6946

Child Helpline: (UK Only)   0800 1111

Kids Helpline (Australia) : 1800 55 1800

 

Trans specific services:

Trans Lifeline – Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people: Trans Lifeline(877) 565 – 8860 (United States)

 

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

PLEASE NOTE: if you are aware of other country’s numbers (or if some numbers have been updated) that are not included on the International Suicide Hotline Number list please let us know.

 

Never forget that you do not have to act on your thoughts of suicide. Call a suicide prevention hotline number now if you need help. You are not alone!

 

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