G2SI: General Links

I have tried to include mostly information sites here, rather than personal homepages, poetry etc. Please be aware that I do not necessarily agree with everything on these websites. Please also be aware that they may contain triggering material. Self Harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and […]

G2SI: Christian Links

I have found it hard to find specifically Christian websites or articles about self injury. However I have found a few resources for you. Please note that I do not necessarily endorse anything on these websites. Please be aware that websites may be triggering. The Lysamena Project on Self Injury: Christian site with information about […]

G2SI: What is Self Injury?

Self injury (SI) is described as “an act which involves deliberately inflicting pain and/or injury to one’s own body, but without suicidal intent.” [1] Another definition, from the Christian psychologist Dr Kate Middleton states that self injury is: “acting to deliberately injure yourself physically in an attempt to cope with, express or reduce intense or […]

G2SI: Introduction

Self injury is a serious, and relatively common problem. Women and men, children, teenagers and adults self injure, and it can happen to anyone, from any race, background or culture. A study suggested that between 4.6% and 6.6% of the UK population had self injured although this may be an under-reporting as another study showed […]

Review: The Cutting Edge

This post is a review of “The Cutting Edge: Clinging to God in the Face of Self-harm” by Jess Wilson (Milton Keynes: Authentic Media, 2008) This 73-page book is, as the title suggests, a specifically Christian book about self injury. The author, Jess Wilson, is a former self injurer herself, and the book relates her […]

Joy Comes in the Morning

I have always loved the line in Psalm 30: “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (v5b KJV) This particular verse has brought me much comfort, and also caused me some conflict. I have experienced plenty of weeping when depression has brought me low, and for me it is generally […]