Beyond Bandages

Beyond Bandages is a self-injury support group for adult men and women who cause self-inflicted pain and/or injuries to themselves (as a form of coping), who are seeking support or have overcome and looking for support, in a group environment.  

When we meet in person, our self-injury support group takes place on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. Come out to be part of a supportive group where you can discuss the real struggles of overcoming self-inflicted violence.  Regardless of where you are in your road to recovery, we are here to listen and support.  

 Each self-injury support group meeting has a specific topic and takes place in a relaxed environment.

  • Starts @ 7:00pm. Ends @ 9:00pm
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • There is one 10 minute break


*If you arrive after 7:10pm, please wait to come in the meeting until the break (about 8:00pm). 

Throw Out

Throw Out is a "check-in" style virtual meeting for adult men and women who are part of the Beyond Bandages group.  We talk and throw things out that are bad/bothering us and reuse what’s good! 

Every Monday @ 7:30pm-8:15pm with 3 rounds. 

  • The 1st round: each person shares 3 things how they feel, good, bad, indifferent. 
  • The the 2nd round: each person has 1 minute to share any bad. 
  • The 3rd round: each person has 2-4 minutes to share what is good going on; no bad discussed.
  • After all 3 rounds, we write down the bad on one sheet of paper and the good on another sheet of paper; rip up the bed and keep the good/recycle it to look at it when we are down or discouraged. We then say something positive and close with a positive quote by Vicki.

Facilitator

Meet Vicki

The support group was designed and created in 2005 by Launching Point founder, Vicki Duffy. She facilitates the group and over the years, she has asked group members assist at a meeting, which is great to see recovered group members be so involved. 


For more info you can call or text Vicki at 973-224-4144.

Support Group History:

Started in 2005

Started in 2005

Started in 2005

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Beyond Bandages is a self-injury support group that began on Friday, November 4, 2005 in Florham Park as "Breaking the Silence of Self-Injury" on the 2nd floor of Living Praise Church. We moved  in 2015 and  "Beyond Bandages" currently takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights of every month in Boonton.  

Closed Meetings

Started in 2005

Started in 2005

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The self-injury support group meetings are closed, only open to those that currently harm, in process of overcoming, or have overcome and looking for support.   If you bring a guest, friend or family member, they are welcome to stay in the lobby.

The 1st Self-Injury Support Group in NJ!

  • The self-injury support group originally began in 2005 in Florham Park as "Breaking The Silence Of Self-Injury"  and took place on the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. 
  • In 2007 the meetings changed to Thursday nights.
  • We changed the name in 2009 to "Beyond Bandages".  
  • Launching Point moved to Rockaway in January, 2015 where were located for 3 1/2 years, until April 26, 2019; we then rented space at the Hampton Inn, Denville until August 1, 2019. 
  • On August 1, 2019 we moved to Main Street in Boonton where we rent 4 suites.

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