- Posted: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 02:05:23 +0000
Hi guys. I'm Liz. I've been a self harmer for about two years now and it's been a constant struggle and constant battle for me. I hope this thread can be of support and counsel to you. Don't ever forget. You ARE loved.
“You are loved, you are valuable, you are crafted with beauty and purpose. I treasure you and this world needs you. There is no one like you. You don’t need to look like the rest or talk like the rest or be like the rest. This world needs you as you are. There is no trth in the lie that you don’t matter.You are loved. You were put here for a reason. You were not an accident. You are not a mistake."
- Curt Maga
- Curt Maga
Self harm is a way of coping with deep stress, pain, trauma, or abuse. Although self-harm is more known than it used to be, there are still stigmas and misinformation about self harm which causes those who self harm or have dealt with self harm not to want to open up about what they're going through which makes the situations worse and makes people feel even more isolated than they already feel.
If you self harm: You are NOT weird, different, wrong, or bad. You are far from it. Yes, self harm isn't the best choice--but there are a lot of less-than-best choices out there. It's a way you cope--there are better coping mechanisms--but that you chose self-harm as your coping mechanism does not make you a bad or wrong person.
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