Posts by Karen Conterio

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  • Self Injury Awareness Day

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives online store is offering the Impulse Control Log for free, in honor of S.I.A.D.


    Groups 1 NoFEAR-SAFE_Approved 389 Members, Archives: Membership required If you are in IMMEDIATE NEED OF SAFETY please call your local crisis center, 911, or go to the nearest hospital to you. Years after receiving treatment in Chicago at S.A.F.E.-Alternatives® I decided to design a support group for people who are serious about recovering. If you…

  • Earth Abuse (needs to) Finally End

    The planet Earth needs our help. Starting tomorrow I will use my own grocery shopping bag, turn off the water when brushing my teeth, turn down the thermostat 2 degrees, and buy one of those funky pretzel look-a-like light bulbs. What can you do? Let me know, and share your Green goals with a friend…

  • S.I. Family and Friends

    For every person that S.I. there usually are family memember(s) who needs support too. As many of you know groups for S.I are far and few, and groups for friends and families, run only on Blue Moons……If anyone knows of an online group for F&F let me know, and if I can help get a group going here, let…

  • Documentary Q/A

    The video tape CUT Teens and Self Injury is on sale, for more information or to purchase go to SA.F.E.’s store.

  • Hit film

    Great turnout, thanks to all those who showed up @ the premiere of CUT Teens and Self Injury. First time producer Wendy Schneider received gobs of great feedback. A film worthy of HBO attention, three thumbs up for sure.

  • …Wisconsin Film Premiere 4.15.07

    CUT: Teens and Self Injury, a documentary produced and directed by  Wendy Schneider. This flick features: Teen interviews, Shirley Manson (from GARBAGE) Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (from PLUMB) Gina Young (“Punk Rock activist”) and me, Karen Conterio (from S.A.F.E. Alternatives)….with the music of Garbage, Plumb, Gina Young, and Cyndi Boste. Need a sneek peek go to…

  • fIRST bLOG :-)))

    Hey folks, Welcome to S.A.F.E’s venture into the world of blogging. Our goal is to encourage you the blogists to sign up, share, ask questions, or sell a couch, in other words, post whatever you need to bring a healthy smile to your soul today. We, the S.A.F.E. people will be posting a plethora of topic’s, which may or may…