A Door of Hope for Cutters

Door of Hope Can Help You

Self-injury, also known as cutting is a deliberate injuring of the body which is usually done in secret and NOT for attention. It is often a cry for help. However, self-injury is a temporary fix to a deep-rooted problem. Cutting brings release when dealing with overwhelming emotions. A destructive cycle of cutting yourself, followed by guilt and shame, becomes a cycle of addiction. Door of Hope offers a phone line and real help.

You are not what your scars reveal, you are worth much more!

A common reason for self-injury is to get relief from overwhelming emotions. Cutting is like a "silent scream" often trying to release feelings you cannot express with words. Emptiness, low self-esteem, fear, depression and anger are emotions you might be able to identify with. Research indicates a connection of self-injurious behavior with a history of trauma or abuse. This may include but not limited to sexual, physical, verbal abuse.

How can I get help?

Door of Hope is a safe place where you can begin your journey towards freedom.  You are not alone in your struggle. They help people all over the world. Recovery is a process and they can help you discover the person that you were meant to become. You can begin to move past your scars and start living a "new life."

Their trained crisis care advocates will listen to your story and not judge you. They offer encouragement, resources and prayer as they help you learn new coping skills that are a healthy release and point you in the direction on the path that God has intended.
The team at Door of Hope believes that faith in God can begin to repair the damaged areas in your life. He will give you the strength to recover. Never lose hope...

It's ok...you don't have to be religious to contact them. God is not mad at you! He wants you to be free from your emotional pain and know that you are not what your scars represent.

If you're reading this, deep down you do want to stop cutting. Take a step towards your recovery and contact Door of Hope today. If you are 13 or over then contact them, they would love to chat with you. All conversations are kept confidential.


  • 914 393.1904 or 803.570.2061
  • Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 – 10 PM (est)

EMAIL: doorofhope4teens@gmail.com

Debra Cornacchia, founder of Door of Hope 4 Teens shares from her heart:

"My message to teens and young adults is that secrets grow in the dark. The light of Christ will bring truth and healing for your present and future. As a teen, I struggled with depression, low self-esteem and self-injury. I had feelings of shame, guilt and anger and cutting provided a "quick fix" and became my best friend. I fell into a trap of the secret addiction of self-injury and believing in dark lies about myself and my future. Recovery is a process of change. I can celebrate that I have overcome self-injury and live a life of complete restoration. Now my life's work is to encourage and guide youth in their recovery. Let us help you realize that God will open the doors of hope and you can walk in the grace and freedom of self-harm. What he has done for me, he can do for you!"

"For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans of good and not of evil, plans to give you HOPE and a future."  -Jeremiah 29:11

You can also download TheHopeLine's free eBook, Understanding Self-Harm and Cutting.

TheHopeLine Team
For over 30 years, TheHopeLine has been helping students and young adults in crisis. Our team is made up of writers and mental health professionals who care deeply about helping others.
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One comment on “A Door of Hope for Cutters”

  1. My parents recently found out that I self-harm and it was really bad. Both of my parents just called me a retard and basically said some nasty comments that made me feel lower about myself.. they tell me the same thing everyday. My mom always says if you do this to you’re self again I’m going to send you away, that’s why I never told them. I just wish my mom told me she loved me and told me it would be ok, not low grade me..

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