“A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain” by Merilee Strong

“Bodies Under Siege” by Armando R. Favazza, M.D.

#1 Recommendation: “Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers” by Karen Contario, Jennifer Kingson Bloom, and Wendy Lader (founders of S.A.F.E. Alternatives – Self Abuse Finally Ends)

“Cut” by Patricia McCormick

“Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation” by Steven Levenkron

“Healing the Hurt Within: Understand Self-Injury and Self-Harm, and Heal the Emotional Wounds” by Jan Sutton

“No More Pain!: Breaking the Silence of Self-Injury” by Vicky F. Duffy

“Secret Scars: Uncovering and Understanding the Addiction of Self-Injury” by V. J. Turner

“The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence” by Tracy Alderman

“When Your Child Is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury”

“Women Living with Self-Injury” by Jane Wegscheider Hyman

“Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers” by Chap Clark  (This book is not about self-injury, but gives a fascinating and compelling “inside look” at the hurt and alienation felt by today’s adolescents.  I think this book offers a piece of the explanation as to why self-injury is on the rise in our culture.)

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