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 3 different support groups, a talk show and an inspiring store.
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, there are many "moving parts", to each situation, therefore believe it's best to suggest the person consult a professional when the concern is beyond the support we offer. Additionally, 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 continued through November 5, 2020 as Beyond Bandages. We created YANA (You Are Not Alone) that is our "updated & lively self-harm support group to take its place, and we also offer a support group for body-focused repetitive behavior.
We kicked off Share Your Scars talk show as an online radio show in September of 2014. We have changed it to a video format and have a 5 minute segment weekdays and a full hour show every Sunday.
We offer our inspiring sayings on buttons (pins), magnets, wristbands, stickers, and shirts. While you can stop by our in-person store at specified times, you can shop our new online store any time.
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.