Staying Safe

Safety on the Internet

It is an unfortunate fact of life on the Internet that the relative anonymity of computer interactions allows the possibility that some people are not who and what they claim to be. Mosaic Minds management held a forum on Internet safety. Community members were asked to respond to the question, “What are some of the […]

Understanding Self-Injury Urges

The following information was compiled from a forum wide survey of community members to help anyone understand the urges to harm one’s self. Caution is advised as the comments have not been spoiled or censored.

Healing Touch: A Self Injury Website

Healing Touch: A Self Injury Website From their site:  “Self injury is the general term used to describe self-inflicted pain or injury on oneself. Most commonly this is in the form of cutting or burning, but there are many other forms of self-injury. Self injury is often linked to depression, and is – simply expressed […]

Suicide…. Read this first

Suicide…. Read this first From their site: “Suicide is not chosen; it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.” and “If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I […]

Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education (SA/VE)

Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education (SA/VE) Perhaps not a crisis link exactly, this is a good information resource if your life has been impacted by suicidal ideation – your own or someone else’s, or an actual suicide by someone close to you.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Counseling Centers

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Counseling Centers You call the RAINN hotline 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or you can search for a Crisis Center near you by using their search function.

Scars to Match the Inside

Scars to Match the Inside From her site: “Warning: This page may be triggering. Please make yourself safe before continuing. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these pages are not a substitute for professional help.” This is a link to a community member’s page on Self Injury. Good resource, though caution is advised.

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention From their site: “Most people who contemplate committing suicide are ambivalent, undecided or another way to put it is that they’re “teetering” between doing it and not doing it. Imagine a big refrigerator sitting on a porch. How easy is it to move? Not very. But if it’s on […]

Suicide Crisis Lines

Hopeline: Suicide Crisis Lines & Chat Support Resources This site contains information on Suicide Hot Lines and what you can expect in a call to such a place. Also includes region specific hot line numbers.

Secret Shame Website

Self-Injury: You are not the only one Note: This site is now only available via the Wayback Machine, but there is still great content. From their site: “In spite of the title, there is no shame here. This site is meant to help you understand that you are doing nothing shameful — you are maintaining […]