Secrets of People Who Have Self-Harmed

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Why I'm Offering Myself Patience This Year as Someone Who Self-Harms

Everyone tries to improve themselves in some way during the new year, right? I have made numerous New Year’s resolutions that just haven’t been successful at all. So this year I’ve decided to take a different approach. My mental and physical illnesses have played havoc on my strength. This year I am offering myself patience, [...]
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What It's Like to Battle the Urge to Self-Harm

Editor’s note: If you struggle with self-harm, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741. For a list of ways to cope with self-harm urges, click here. Please be warned that this piece is a raw and accurate account of what goes through my [...]
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What I Want to Tell the Person Who Said I Only Cut Myself for Attention

I get home from school and my best friend asks me how my day was. “Oh you know, school was great, except I severed a tendon or something and my hand is numb.” I probably say it with a hint of a challenge in my voice. The questions I am really asking are: am I [...]
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When You 'Relapse' Back Into Self-Harm

Let me start by saying I’ve been in therapy for four years now. I am not ashamed of that at all. In fact, it’s one of the few things I give myself credit for and I’m proud to talk about it (within the right company of course). I am proud of myself for having the [...]