Self-Injury is different from being suicidal. Rather than trying to end one’s life the person who uses self-injury uses the behavior as a way to cope with emotional distress they experience.  Reliance on self-abuse/maltreatment of one’s body can keep one from growing in healthier patterns of managing the stresses of life.

Here are 4 Christian websites that provide resources in helping to understand and overcome the pattern of self-injury:


Other helpful resources can be found at: