Self-injury, also called self-harm, self-abuse, self-damage, and in its most broad and extreme cases, self-multilation, is the act of purposefully and compulsively damaging the self, usually the skin.  At least 1 % of the population, with a higher proportion being female, are self-injurers.

This chat room is offered as a place for Bipolars who self-injure to meet with each other for friendship and support.  Beginning November 28th, scheduled chats will be held every Friday evening from 7:30pm to 9pm. EST.  We hope you will join us after first reading the Chat Guidelines sections below!   


Chat Guidelines

Please review the general chat guidelines and the following information below prior to entering the SI chat.
1. If you are injured, tend to your wounds right away and seek medical attention as needed. The following
 first aid information may be helpful:
2. If you are suicidal, please call 1-800-273-talk or 911.
3. Chatters must refrain from self-injurious behavior while in chat.
4. Please refrain from discussing war stories concerning active acts of self-injury; discussions concerning the feelings which led you to self-injure and resulted from the self-injury are welcomed, however, the specifics of  the self-injurious behavior should be avoided.
5. Chatters may not chat in the support and lounge rooms while chatting in the SI room.


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