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SPRING IS ADOLESCENT-SELF-INJURY-AWARENESS-SEASON 

A Different Kind of Spring... Every Spring, the rates of youth self-injury and suicidal behaviors escalate. Parents are caught off-guard and are ill-prepared to intervene. 

  • Did you know that self-injury is the most significant risk factor for possible subsequent suicide? 

  • Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of teen death?

  • Did you know that youth self-injury has become a global public health crisis of epidemic proportions?

  • Did you know that self-injuring teens are 18 times more likely to possibly commit suicide and 34 times more likely to possibly die of alcohol or drug overdose?

 

Once self-injury stops, potential subsequent suicidal tendencies can be overcome!

Watch!

60 MINUTES Overtime - Resources for family mental health support: This week on 60 Minutes, Sharyn Alfonsi reported on the devastating decline in the mental health of children across the U.S.

“Just when the caterpillar thought ‘the world was over,’ it became a butterfly...” — Proverb
 

OUR MISSION

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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WE HOPE

  • Better understand the complex behavior of adolescent self-injury.

  • Look for the typical warning signs of adolescent self-injury. 

  • Discover strategies to fight urges of self-injury.

  • Learn effective tips that will help friends and parents support the journey to recovery. 

  • Explore current research and new ideas related to self-injury.

  • Understand the valuable therapeutic role that animals can play in the recovery process.

  • Find help or get answers to your questions.

  • Provide a list of helpful resources regarding self-injury.

ASIF can help you,
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Educating yourself regarding self-injury is one of the most important things you could do - whether it is to help yourself, your friend or your child.