The list author says: "With the influx in adolescent self injury, especially from cutting, more people are looking for guides and help books to aide in their recovery or to understand more about the behavior. If you fall somewhere in this continuum I hope this list can help you."
"One of the best guides and informational books out there; With affiliation to the University of Pittsburgh, Connors complied worksheets, activities, and guides to help those who self injure as well as a thorough background of self-injury."
"A novel about a girl who cuts and eventually overcomes her self mutilation; written on a middle school level aimed at adolescent girls. A good book for someone who wants to know there are other people out there who cut and how others deal with it-"
"My favorite of the SI books currently out there; Strong covers everything you want to know about self-injury and mutilation. Explains the background and history of self mutilation along with the current research available on the subject. Walks the reader through available treatment options and current therapy modalities to help self-injurers. This is def a good buy."
"If you have or know someone who cuts- no matter the age but ESPECIALLY adolescent or pre-adolescent- then this book is for you. I own it in hard back and the binding is breaking down from how much I reference it. Written in laments terms- easy to understand and follow- walks through coping skills and alternatives to coping."
"Self harm and mutilation is closely tied with eating disorders; most people who have one also have the other or later develop the other. Some include eating disorders as self-injurious behavior and this book would be a great addition to someone with both diagnoses-"
"Movie featuring Jolie and Ryder- Jolie plays a psychiatric inpatient who self-injures- also good portrayal of depression and eating disorders as well as a glimpse on suicidal ideation and completion."