"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly..."


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WELCOME!  We are a non-profit organization created for the purpose of offering 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.


 ASIF adopted a butterfly as a symbol of inspiration, resiliency, empowerment, and hope for self injuring teens in their journey towards happiness.


It is our hope that by educating and providing resources regarding this issue, we can provide inspiration for recovery and happiness. ASIF can help you:


  • 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 role of therapy animals who can play a valuable role in the recovery process

  • Find help or get answers to your questions

  • Provide a list of helpful resources regarding self injury


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