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Sally and the injured butterfly
Sally, a 15 yr old female teen, had been making tremendous progress in her recovery journey. She reported feeling happier and felt so proud that she couldn't remember the last time she had cut herself. She explained how the "Butterfly Project" and the "Recovery Bracelet" had helped her the most. Every week she didn't cut, she earned and then placed a butterfly charm onto her recovery bracelet. She was so proud of that bracelet!!
When faced with urges to cut, she would instead touch her bracelet, which was proof that she was recovering. One day Sally was walking in the woods when she came upon a blue butterfly with a broken wing, so she picked it up.
"A butterfly rescued me when I felt broken. Now it was "MY" turn to rescue an injured butterfly ."
ASIF adopted a butterfly as a symbol of inspiration, resiliency, empowerment, and hope for self-injuring teens in their journey towards happiness.
“Just when the caterpillar thought ‘the world was over,’ it became a butterfly...” — Proverb
We are a non-profit organization created to offer hope in the recovery process for adolescent and young adult self-injurers and their families. We strive to raise awareness and create positive outcomes for this hard-to-reach population. We provide resources to navigate the journey towards wellness and recovery.
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