Article: Finding New Love With Old Scars. David Fitzpatrick, author of the book, Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life writes about how the stigma and shame of self-injury impacted his romantic relationships. Read article here. 

Article: Amy Holmes (wife of David Fitzpatrick, above) shares her experiences learning about self-injury while falling in love with someone who has self-harmed. Coming soon!

Article: Dr. Janis Whitlock, Cornell University’s Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, guest blogs for B Stigma-Free and sheds light to help ease the stigma. Coming soon!

Fast Facts: Self Injury. Better understand the who, what and why of self-harm as a first step to stopping the stigma.

Pinterest: Check out our Pinterest page for interesting and informative stories, photographs and videos to enhance one’s understanding about self-injury.

Research: Find peer reviewed journal articles about the stigma associated with self-injury in our searchable database.


Spotlight Calendar

Each month B Stigma-Free will spotlight a different area for attention. Blog articles, fact sheets and social media emphasis will call attention to the issue of stigma and the identified topic. Do you have suggestions for us to include? Tell us your ideas here.


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