Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), also referred to as self-injury or self-harm, is the deliberate and direct destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent and not for body modification purposes.
This type of self-injury is different than “self-injurious behaviors” (SIB) which are commonly seen among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- A Guide about Youth Self-Injury for School Professionals (New Zealand)
- Mentalhealth.org.nz/self harm has a great summary of information and library of resources on self harm
- Health Navigator/self harm provides a detailed overview which has a range of international pdfs and brochures that have been reviewed and are relevant for a New Zealand audience. As well as a page for individuals supporting someone who is self harming and clinicians.
- Cutting and Self Harm HelpGuide is a guide for young people to read and understand ways they can help themselves alongside trained professional help and support.
- The Mind UK – Detailed PDF 2020 version covers how to work on managing the urge to self harm long term