18 Important Tweets to Pass Along on Self-Injury Awareness Day


On Self-Injury Awareness Day — March 1 — many people who are in recovery from self-harm and people who are still struggling with it every day, talk about a topic often kept hidden under long-sleeve shirts and shame. But there’s nothing shameful about self-harm, and people who are still hiding should know recovery is possible and that they’re allowed to speak about their pain.

To show there is hope for people who self-harm, we collected some tweets that offer support, tips for people who are trying to stop and a whole lot of love.

Here are some of our favorites:

1.

2.

 

 

 

3.

4.

 

 

 

5.

6.

 

 

 

7.

8.

 

 

 

9.

10.

 

 

 

11.

12.

 

 

 

13.

14.

 

 

 

15.

16.

 

 

 

17.

18.

 

 

 

 

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you struggle with self-harm and you need support right now, call the crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. For a list of ways to cope with self-harm urges, click here.


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Self-harm

Profile of teenage girl

What You Can Say If You See My Self-Harm Scars

I gave up on trying to hide the scars on my body a few months ago. After struggling with self-harm for eight years, I said, “screw it” and stopped wearing bracelets or watches that I didn’t care about only for the purpose of hiding my wrist. I wore a broken FitBit for nearly a year [...]
A portrait of a Japanese girl is taken at night with beautiful lights in the background while she is looking into the camera.

What I Wish My 16-Year-Old Self Had Realized About Self-Harm and Depression

I was going through a pile of old things I wrote at 16, and one of them was about my struggle with self-harm and depression. I started inflicting pain on myself back in high school, but it got particularly worse when I went to college. What used to be once in two months gradually became [...]
Contributor Facebook photo with scars on arm

Why Changing My Profile Picture Was a Turning Point in My Self-Harm Recovery

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. Hi! My name is Anna and I would like to tell you I have recently updated my [...]
A watercolor painting in blue shades of a womans face.

Why I'm Finally Sharing My Self-Harm Narrative

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. I don’t talk about my self-harm when I talk about my mental health history. I should, but [...]