As someone who has personal experience with self-harm, I know how difficult it can be to find resources that feel relatable and supportive. When I was younger, I remember feeling so alone and lost, like I was the only one going through what I was going through. Thankfully, there are now so many more resources available to young people who are struggling. Here is a list of my favorite young adult books about self-harm:
1. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
2. Cutting by Wendy Littlenerd
3. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
4. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
5. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
These are just a few of the many great books out there that can help young people who are struggling with self-harm. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help. There are so many people who care and want to help you.