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Self Harm Sucks, So Why Am I Doing It?

It’s easy to identify the reasons why I hurt myself – even when I was a teenager with the self-reflective skills of a lower form of sea slug, I could probably have told you that I have low self-esteem, and I self-harm to punish myself and to make myself feel better. 2,280 more words

White Rabbits

In the depths of my mental illness, which I hasten to add is not depression, I was always told to “go out and be with people”. 517 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder

there are so many days
when I wish
I could claw through my skin
and muscle
and break bone
and tear myself apart
and reach back in time… 662 more words

Depression

How Depression Wheedles into Identity: A Personal Essay on Recovery from Grief

Much discussion of garden-variety mental health issues like anxiety and depression centers on behavior: how we can change our habits and outward affect to improve mood from the outside inward. 2,018 more words

Anxiety

Cutting

I spend a lot of time thinking about hurting myself. Sometimes it’s not necessarily a conscious thing – it just pops into my head as easy as turning off a light switch when I leave a room. 514 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder

"I cut myself just to relieve my stress"

Okay, before anything else, I would like to explain that I didn’t really try to harm myself. I mean, I didn’t want to kill myself. I still don’t know what happened, I still didn’t feel suicidal up to this day but I feel confident to share this to you. 688 more words

Personal

Irreversible

“I planned on having this wonderful life when I grow up, get a decent job, support my parents ’till they grow old, travel, meet my special someone and spend the rest of my life with them but why do I feel as if it’s all going to waste, that I won’t even reach the age of 20. 319 more words

Reality