SCARS Goodies

Reasons Not To Kill Yourself

Read Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself online.

Or download or print it as a PDF.

SCARS Bonus Postcard Story

Download it as a PDF 
or a Word doc

SCARS Teaching & Discussion Guide

Download your free SCARS Teaching & Discussion Guide in:


Tips On Dealing With Self-Harm

View articles here.

Self-Harm Is NOT Trendy

Read the article here.

SCARS book trailer:

Cheryl Rainfield on SCARS being challenged & the need for “dark” books. Banned Books.

Watch my It Gets Better video–for LGBTQ youth, and anyone thinking of suicide.

Cheryl Rainfield on Banned Books:

The Sadness Of Banned Books:

A poem by Cheryl Rainfield

Cheryl Rainfield, author of YA novel Scars on self-harm, sexual abuse, & being queer, interviewed on DayTime Toronto Sept 09, 2010.


10 Ways To Improve Your Body Image And Feel Better About Your Body

Download as a PDF document

Girls Are Strong! (And Boys Are, Too.) 17 Ways To Be Strong

Download as a PDF document 

10 Self-Defense Tips For Girls and Women (And Boys, Too)

Download as a PDF document 

My author video on the healing power of books, and STAINED:

Want to know why I wrote STAINED? Check out this video:

Check out the STAINED book trailer:

HUNTED Bonus Material

Para Survival Guide

Download the handbook as a PDF

ParaWatch Guide

Download the guide as PDF 

HUNTED Newspaper Article

Download the article as a PDF.

HUNTED Postcard Story

Download it as a PDF.

Teen Para: A HUNTED Bonus Comic Strip

Teen Para Comic Strip

Download as a PDF

HUNTED Teacher’s Guide

Download the Teacher’s Guide as:


A Word Doc

HUNTED Book Trailer:

Cheryl Rainfield: My Inspiration For HUNTED

My Positive Messages For You

In case you need to hear it: I am proud of you

My positive message for you: You do not deserve to be hurt, not ever

In case you need to hear it: I believe in you

You deserve to treat yourself the way you treat a friend

If you have a dream, I hope you follow it and don’t give up

My Positive-Message Art For You