Launching Point is a unique charity that serves as a self-injury support and resource center that started in 2005 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Launching Point is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our EIN/Tax ID: 20-8289482. Our mission is helping people overcome self-injury; we provide in person support, online support, a talk show, and inspiring products. (see Our Focus below for more details)
We offer in-person support group meetings and online support.
We have a store with our original sayings and phrases on buttons, magnets, wristbands, stickers, and shirts.
We offer support groups, meetings, seminars (onsite & offsite), events, and activities. We mail self-injury awareness packets to schools and hospitals so they know what we offer. If you are a counselor or administrator, please contact us and we will send you a packet.
We realize that some people may need help that is "beyond our expertise" and when that happens, we will suggest you seek a professional; this is to keep each member of our groups and organization safe and focused on support; we are not counselors nor do we have the expertise to help "everyone with everything" and since each individual has a history and there are so many "moving parts", we believe it's best to consult a professional when the concern is beyond the support we offer.
We refrain from discussions that aren’t related to self-injury, bfrb, or suicide loss and should someone need to talk about issues that are personal of nature or mental health related (beyond our abilities), we will direct people to counseling, a therapist (or crisis care when needed) as this keeps everyone on the right path for success. ❤️
In 2005 we began the first self-injury support group in NJ and it continues on the 1st & 3rd Thursday nights. We also offer a support group for body-focused repetitive behavior and suicide loss.
We have a variety of items that we offer free when we are at seminars and festivals. We would like to offer a wooden smiley token that we believe is a reminder there is always something to smile about and always hope. Simply send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get that to you.