Most Recent Updates
14 January 02
Added What to expect in the ER/A&E, info for emergency workers, and
ER/A&E checklist. Changed self-assessment questions so that you get a
web page fo results as well as email.
20 August 01
Added new page of quotes to the consequences section.
4 August 01
Updated zip file with text versions of all pages on site, including
29 July 01
Added site search function
26 July 01
Edited first-aid page; added information on treating cuts and
determining whether you need stitches.
25 July 01
Rewrote and updated the bus list page; added information about
busmail.org free email.
17 July 01
Rewrote introduction on front page, rearranged elements and redesigned page.
Began implementation of new page design.
27 May 01Updated scar care and concealment info on living with SI page. Added new
sections to that page (on answering questions and on medical concerns).
1998-2001Many changes to site made, but not logged.
26 October 98
Reorganized "what self-injury is," adding
extensive material; added lots of new stuff to "therapeutic
approaches"; rewrote parts of who and why and causes pages;
some material added to diagnoses page; minor additions to "living with
SI," resources, and pharmacology; added links to family/friends page;
updated references. Wrote new page on what is being done by activists,
nurses, and therapists in the U.K. to get better emergency treatment
for self-inflicted injuries.
25 September 98Quick primer on self-injury. Linked resource
list to front page and references page.
22 September 98Reorganized quotes page; added 100+
quotes. Made some technical changes to speed page loading.
24 August 98Did some work on self-help page; greatly expanded
resources listing. Created new zip of site text files.
15 August 98Rewrote diagnoses page, adding several new
subheadings and making it more inclusive.
19 June 98Updated list of DBT therapists. Added a little to
self-help page. Wrote important prefatory material on therapeutic
12 June 98Rewrote Etiology/demographics, separating it into
two pages -- "who" and "causes." Added much material to both.
5 June 98Expanded and revised What/why, separating it into
two pages. Added many concrete suggestions to self-help section. Added
report of Washington meeting. Mailing list for updates.
6 February 98Psychopharmacology. HealthyWay best of web badge.
7 January 98How to get on IRC. Cleaned up intro page, added
links in non-frames version. Extensive info on wound care on first aid
1 January 98Online self-assessment of current need to
self-injure. New "Am I ready to stop?" and "If nothing is working"
sections in self-help. Frames adjustments.
28 December 97Added section on living with the effects of SI
and site news page. Rewrote self-injury questionnaire.
20 December 97Converted site to frames, with a narrow
navigational frame on left. Put up site map for easier reference.
18 December 97Added page of organizations and therapists who
8 December 97Reorganized/rewrote the introduction. Added
exposure/habituation techniques to self-help; updated references.
Finished the page on Herman's therapy model for CPTSD.
20 November 97Completely reworked section 1, "what and why."
Changed, expanded, and reorganized section 5, "self-help": replaced
DBT worksheets with summaries to correct copyright violations, added
paragraph on BCSW, moved hypnosis to section 4, made page easier to
8 November 97New section for friends and family of people who SI.
Standardized backgrounds throughout.
24 October 97Added to quotes section, and added system to mark
which quotes have been added to make finding new ones easier.
27 June 97 Chain of behavior worksheet on DBT and self-help pages.
Early June 97Added section on fake pain to self-help and info
21 May 97Added rationales for stopping to self-help section.
15 May 97Reorganized etiology section and added info on SI
in those who were not abused or traumatized as children.
10 May 97Hacked a mailform cgi to create an auto-sub to bus
form on the bus FAQ page. Added DBT worksheet on letting go of
emotional suffering and list of North American BPD research/treatment
2 May 97 Reorganized the "diagnoses" section and added info
on OCD and dissociation. More to come.
21 April 97Added DBT worksheet on radical acceptance of
reality. Added links to juno.com free email and to Pittsburgh Action
Against Rape. Softened all backgrounds.
17 April 97Softened background on main page; made minor cosmetic
changes to some pages.
12 April 97Added list of tips for families of abuse victims.
11 April 97Added DBT worksheet on reducing
vulnerability. Brought links page up-to-date. Added link to
hotmail.com for those who want to subscribe to bus but haven't private
6 April 97Cleaned up some code. Added more personal stories.
Put UW in the list of other resources.
5 April 97Added Kharre's SI coping tips. Added list of pages
that link to this page. Put a birthday cake on the bus FAQ page.
19 March 97Finished BPD subpage (though more may be added
when I get the book I'm trying to find). Added SI-specific example to
RET page. Expanded DBT page. Updated references.
10 March 97Added several DBT worksheets; reorganized sections
so that self-help became its own section; added info on the bus list
FAQ and on the irc channel. Rewrote and expanded DBT subpage. Still
working on BPD page (I'm waiting for a new book).
September-October 96Added extensive material on treatment
modalities; added the mental health net award; greatly enlarged the
personal stories section. Also added two lists of crisis survival
strategies and added to anon's list of things to do to get through bad
27 April 96Extensive rewrites and cleanups of the page; added
new material throughout, including sections on hypnosis, things to
keep in mind when choosing a therapist, and a list of twelve things
you might do to get out of a small pit.
14 April 96Rewrote much of BPD page; added Wakefield and
Underwager (1994) on therapists' cognitive fallacies in making
diagnoses (at the end of the BPD portion of section #3).
Added my filled-out questionnaire.
22 March 96Added data from van der Kolk, Perry, and
Herman about the relationship between childhood abuse, neglect, and
trauma and self-destructive behavior.
Added data from Winchel and Stanley about the biology of
21 March 96Added data from Greenspan and Samuel
regarding self-cutting after rape, and from Rusch, Guastello, and
Mason about BPD.
13 March 96Added extensively to etiology and diagnoses
sections, including large section on behavioral considerations.
3 March 96Added PTSD/Trauma info.