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March is Adolescent Self-Injury Awareness Month
'AS-I-AM'

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"I Am Enough...AS-I-AM"

MARCH IS ADOLESCENT-SELF-INJURY-AWARENESS-MONTH (AS-I-AM)

A Different Kind of March Madness... ASIF declares that the month of March is

Adolescent-Self-Injury-Awareness-Month (AS-I-AM). Every March, 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!

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

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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.