BUS is also used as a three-letter acronym for Bodies Under Siege. BUS is both a book and a mailing list devoted to self-injury. I honestly haven't read the book, but it's received high praise for treating the subject as a legitimate concern and a sign of a larger problem, not just a cry for attention. The mailing list itself is mostly concerned with helping its members break the terrible cycles involved in hurting yourself.

Other books on the subject:

  • A Bright Red Scream : Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
  • Bodily Harm : The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation

See also: http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/busfaq.html