I have been recovered from SI now for 4 years and 9 months, and am only now finding the courage to do something about raising awareness. I am currently a music therapy student and have put together an arts-based social action group, Hope2Cope. As a group, we put on a variety of benefit concerts that raise money to support funding to facilities that treat SI, educate the community to erradicate stigma, and use the arts to promote positive, healthy, coping strategies.
“There are other ways”, a campaign that promotes healthy coping is a social media initiative. Today on self-injury awareness day, we have released our first video. Please take a couple of minutes to look up our video and share it with any and all.