News & Events

Archive of News & Updates

Summer 2012

Dr. Wendy Lader, clinical director of the SAFE Alternatives program, joins Thinking Aloud to discuss the nature and treatment of self-injury—Original airdate: 8/8/2012

Spring, 2011

Michelle Seliner of S.A.F.E. will be interviewed on KMOX on Monday May 16th. If you are interested, you can listen to Monday’s show by clicking on this link: .

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.  Also, this Friday, April 15th, watch for an article featuring S.A.F.E.’s Michelle Seliner in the Kirkwood-Webster Times.

Winter, 2011

February 22, 2011 S.A.F.E. Alternatives was on Good Morning America (ABC).  Click here to read the article and view the video clip.

The Parent Webinar produced by our co-founder Dr. Wendy Lader is NOW AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO YOU!  While geared at parents, this webinar is helpful for anyone who knows and wants to support someone who self injures.  Click here to download this important webinar.

November 2010

Listen in tomorrow morning (11/5/2010) as Dr. Wendy Lader responds to the recent media attention on the Demi Lovato story. Self Injury in Adolescents. Sirius Radio 114 and XM 119, 8:00-8:30am ET.

S.A.F.E. has been contacted regarding several recent news stories. Please click on title to view articles: “Storro’s self injury differs from others, experts say” in The Columbian; “Can Rehab Save Demi Lovato?  Experts Weigh in” in Celebuzz; and “Demi Lovato article” from Famecrawler.

Summer, 2008

Healing from Self-Injury Fundraiser Event – Ruby Lee Productions, Meaningful Media Presented this event on July 20, 2008. Hosted By Amy Brenneman. Proceeds will in part benefit S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® programs. (caution – contents are graphic).

Check out the article published in the Cape Cod Times – “A Journey From Self-Abuse to Self-Love“. Dr. Wendy Lader, Ph.D., M.Ed. is quoted in the article.

May, 2008

Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light– by Vanessa Vega is the Silver Winner, 2008 Nautilus Book Awards, Memoir/Personal Growth category.   Congratulations to Ms. Vega!

April, 2008

S.A.F.E. Focus™ Would you like to start a self help group for Self Injury? S.A.F.E. Focus™ is a voluntary support group which utilizes guidelines developed by the S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® Program.  Follow the links to learn about Leader manual and Participant workbook.

March, 2008

We continue to expand our Store, so please check back for new items. February, 2008

Cosmopolitan Magazine:  February 2008 issue of COSMOPOLITAN magazine! A former client of S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® shares her struggles and story of recovery from self-injury as she encourages others to seek help.

January, 2008

“Cut: Teens and Self Injury” DVD: Now available. Exploring the largely unspoken issue affecting thousands of young people. Produced and directed by Wendy Schneider. Featuring interviews with Karen Conterio, Shirly Manson, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, Gina Young and teens sharing experience, artwork and poetry.