March 1 is a day to raise awareness about self-injury and self harm “and tackling the taboos surrounding the behavour of hurting yourself to cope with stress and upset.” Orange ribbons or bracelets are often worn in honor of this day. Here are some web sites that point to further resources: and Young People and Self Harm. Check out the VOYA ( series, “How Can We Help?” for articles on supporting teens in the library through community partnerships and strategies. The first article in the series, Counseling Connections for Teens Through the Library, by Amy Alessio with David Fassler, M.D. should prove useful for this topic.