Best Books About Self Harm

If you’re looking for some great books about self harm, then look no further! Here are five of the best books about self harm that I’ve come across:

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

This book is a great resource for understanding self-mutilation and overcoming the urge to harm oneself. Levenkron takes an empathetic and non-judgmental approach, making this book an invaluable read for anyone struggling with self-harm.

2. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the link between trauma and self-harm. van der Kolk is a leading expert in the field of trauma and his book offers a comprehensive and insightful look at the way trauma can manifest in self-destructive behaviors.

3. “Self-Harm: The Path to Recovery” by Eliza Timpson

This book is a great choice for anyone who is ready to start the journey of recovery from self-harm. Timpson offers a compassionate and realistic view of what it takes to heal, making this book an inspiring and supportive read.

4. “The Harm Reduction Guide to Self-Harm” by Michael Cornett

This book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about harm reduction approaches to self-harm. Cornett offers a detailed and practical guide to harm reduction strategies, making this book an essential read for anyone interested in this approach.

5. “Healing the Hurt Child: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse” by Carolyn Cunningham

This book is an important read for any parent whose child is struggling with self-harm as a result of sexual abuse. Cunningham offers a compassionate and insightful look at what it takes to help a child heal from this type of trauma.

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