Our Journal

If you have a reflection on your experience with self-injury that you would like to share on our journal blog, please contact Laura Dedmon at lcd43@cornell.edu for information about guest blogging opportunities.

24 October 2016
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Kids who cut

Angelica Cullo

It’s no secret, American youth are stressed. Contemporary children are born and raised in a culture that expects and even prides itself in overcommitment. In the last decade...

09 February 2016
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Poetry on self-Injury and recovery

Guest Blogger: Angela Mcrimmon

Recently a reader submitted several poems on the experience of self-injury and recovery. We are grateful for the opportunity to share these beautiful pieces!

09 February 2016
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You are more than your pain: a reflection on self-injury

Guest blogger: Rebecca Boardman

Who are we – those of us who hurt ourselves? What faces do we wear? Do you see us peering out of the bars of the windows of psychiatric units, or walking into the train...

17 November 2015
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New talk on self-injury and families


Dr. Janis Whitlock recently gave a talk at Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research about her research on self-injury and families.

12 August 2015
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Repost: Love is Louder than the ways we harm ourselves...

Here’s the thing…all of us know what it feels like to hurt. We have times in our lives when we feel down, alone, not good enough, angry or anxious. Sometimes that pain...

18 December 2013
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Question from a worried mom...

Janis Whitlock

Dear Concerned Mom,

Wow, what a journey you have been on! It’s understandable that you would feel confused; I imagine that the only person who experiences more...

14 November 2013
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Mirror, mirror on the wall: Youth narcissism and us

Janis Whitlock

We are home to an increasingly narcissistic generation, it is true. Increasingly prevalent empirical data, like that shared by

27 September 2013
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Speaking the soul: Why kids cut and what we can do about it

An estimated one in five school and college age youth have intentionally cut, burn, carve, bruise, or otherwise injured their bodies without the intention of committing...

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