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Archive for "S.I and Media"

Photographer looking for real people for art project

Posted by dishadewan | June 20th, 2011

I am a photographer looking for individuals who self-harm for an awareness project I am developing. ¬†I’m looking for people located in NC or MN to be photographed. ¬†Please email me at for more information.

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Dr. Drew Thurs. April 14th 9:00 PM EST

Posted by Pam L. | April 13th, 2011

DR. DREW… tune in to Dr. Drew’s new show on HLN/CNN this Thursday night April 14th at¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9:00pm EST & PST.¬†¬† Dr. Wendy Lader – Co-founder of S.A.F.E. Alternatives will be on the show.
If there are any changes in the scheduling we’ll keep you posted.




well here goes

Posted by kdiver92 | November 17th, 2010

I’m struggling in life right now. Everytime i start to feel better something little upsets me all over again. I SI, and i struggle with it daily. I recently told my mom and I have never seen her hurt so bad. SHe almost looked disappointed in me. Then she asked me what she did. I tried to explain to her that it wasn’t her fault. But, she doesn’t see it that way. She sees it as she messed up somewhere as a parent. I’m trying to explain to her that it has nothing to do wit hher it’s my own personal problems. BUt sh e cried forever asking if there was something she could do to fix it. I asked her if I could get a therapist. My mom wants me to go on all kinds of meds. I don’t know if I can deal with it anymore. Telling her was supposed to make things better. But all she does is ask about it constantly. She’s always asking what i¬†injure myself with, when I did it, and always asking if i need to talk. I feel horrible for regretting telling her. BUt I told her so i could get help from an outside source.


Dr. Wendy Lader and Karen Conterio on radio show

Posted by Pam L. | August 12th, 2010

Hello all,

During August, 2010 Karen Conterio and Dr. Wendy Laders, co-founders of the S.A.F.E. Alternatives program, were on the “Your Life Matters” show.¬† Click here to listen:¬†¬† There is information about the book “Bodily Harm” and general information about self injury.

Thanks!    Pam

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Are you a huge ALPHA REV fan?

Posted by karenceo | June 28th, 2010

Are¬†you a huge ALPHA REV fan? Has their music given you inspiration or made a difference in your life? Alpha Rev has an incredible connection with their fans, and we want to give their #1 follower the opportunity to interview front man, Casey, with “ALPHA REV” in the subject line. You must be a college student to be considered for this opportunity.

If you feel that Alpha Rev’s music plays a huge part in your life, please email your name, age, college, contact info, a photo of yourself and a description on why you should be chosen for the interview to

LINK here:

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Mental health film, interview.

Posted by S.A.F.E. Alternatives Blog | January 26th, 2010

Hello, my name is Peter Cochran, and I am the senior editor
at Human Relations Media. I am looking to interview
a teen or someone in their early 20s who could
describe his/her experience with an anxiety disorder and or depression.
Some of the points we might cover are: feeling "stressed out,"
trouble sleeping, feeling nervous even when with friends.
Perhaps someone could describe a panic attack.
I would also want the person to talk about how medication
and therapy helped. I have a slight preference for a male
because many of the other people in the film are female;
but a female would be OK, too. Ideally, you could also
describe how you sought help and your successful experiences
with therapy. Self-injury could be a part of the story
but isn't the focus of the films.
If interested please contact:
Peter Cochran914-666-9151; Extension 171


Self Injury Book

Posted by SarahjSAFE | September 17th, 2009

We are trying to re-publish “reflections through the crimson tides” (this book is a compilation of stories of self injury as seen through the eyes of a loved one) .¬† We are looking to expand it and are trying to find a few more people interested.¬† It will be published through S.A.F.E Alternatives and all proceeds will go to the Self Injury Foundation. Please email us with any questions.

Thanks,  Judy Redheffer and Sarah Brecht

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Louder Than Words, TV show.

Posted by S.A.F.E. Alternatives Blog | August 6th, 2009

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Posted by S.A.F.E. Alternatives Blog | April 22nd, 2009

I am writing an article on self harm for a local city magazine, and I would like to interview “recovering” s.i. people in the Calgary area. My article needs the voice of someone who is well on the road to recovery. Thank-you.

Susan Pederson

Writer/Editor – RedPoint Media Group Inc.

105, 1210 – 20th Ave S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1M8
P: 403.228.2387
F: 403.240.9059

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Educational Publisher looking for……

Posted by S.A.F.E. Alternatives Blog | January 13th, 2009

HRM Video, an educational publisher, is looking for
people in their teens and early twenties who would be willing to talk
about their experiences with self injury.  They would appear in a
documentary film that will be distributed to schools nationwide.  

The program will focus on reasons why people self injure and the
importance of getting help. The film  will emphasize that it is
possible to find more healthy ways to deal with problems and  to get

Interested people should e-mail Peter Cochran at

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