Online support group for adult cutters
May 27, 2014 12:39 PM Subscribe
Looking for online, mostly adult support groups for people who cut themselves.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking this at the request of a friend who frequently cuts herself. She's in therapy, on medication, and has a local group associated with her therapy, but not a group specific to cutting and/or self-harm. She lives in a fairly rural area, so there's almost certainly no self-harm-specific support group in her town. She'd like to find a relevant online support group, but cutting seems to be much more common among young people (she's around 40) and she hasn't been able to find a more adult-oriented group. I don't think she's opposed to groups that might include some teens, but she'd likely relate better to people her own age.
Does anyone know of any online support groups that might be appropriate for her? She's looking for a cutting support group specifically, but more general self-harm support groups would probably be helpful as well.
Thanks for any advice you can provide!