Books about Self-Harm

Self-harm is a very taboo topic. To help break the taboo there are plenty of books on self-harm out there.

If you are dealing with self-harm or you know someone who is struggling, then these books about self-harm are a really good read. They will provide an insight into self-harm and the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it.

Or perhaps your family member is struggling and you want to understand why they are turning to self-harming behavior and learn more about what self-harm means, then these books might be the answer.

Books about Self-Harm that I Recommend

Living with Scars

This is the book I wrote in order to help anyone struggling with scars and how these impact your everyday life. In the book, I talk about my journey of going through a breakthrough surgery that helps me overcome my scars. It’s a useful guide for anyone wanting to learn more about how to live with your scars and going through surgery.

living with scars book


Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside.


Kendra, fifteen, hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can’t remember the most important detail– her abuser’s identity.


Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow’s parents drank too much wine at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it–Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed.

Blade Silver: Colour Me Scarred

This is a series. Summary: Ruth Wallace knows she can only hide the scars on her arms for so long. Cutting herself doesn’t make her problems disappear, but at least it helps her cope. Ruth needs to find some way, “any” way, to heal her scars–the ones she hides and the ones she can’t–before something terrible happens.

Veronika Decides To Die

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for: youth and beauty, plenty of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet something is lacking in her life. Inside her is a void so deep that nothing could possibly ever fill it. So, on the morning of November 11, 1997, Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

If you are more of a movie fan, then check out these movies about self-harm.

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