Self harm is very serious, and very real. Many teens and adults inflict physical and mental harm on themselves, sometimes without even realizing it. Some may believe it numbs their pain in the meantime, coming from experience I felt that way at least. But eventually it creates a heavier burden, like its the only thing you can lean on. It keeps you in a confined state of loneliness and misery. Suffering in silence. Society soon becomes your enemy. Self harm can be inflicting physical pain to the body such as eating disorders, heavy doses of medication, lack of hygiene or nutrition, cutting, hair pulling, etc. It could also be depriving yourself from sleep, self understanding or isolating yourself from the world around you. If you have friends, always allow yourself some alone days and come full circle back to you. Know that you’re loved by yourself no matter what.
1 in 10 boys harm themselves on purpose.
1 in 4 girls harm themselves on purpose.
Hurting yourself never fixes the pain you feel inside. For some it may be thought of as an escape, though it will never actually help you escape from pain. Unfortunately some think it will. More often it will leave you feeling more empty than you did in the first place. You have one body to take proper care of for as long as you live in this universe, learn to love it. Protect it. Embrace it. Try to learn more about yourself, what sparks your interests. When you are all by yourself, find a way to escape with something that will make you grow as a better person each day. For me it was writing music, poems and keeping a journal to write in daily. Maybe nature or sports attract you, animals or learning about other cultures around the world. Whatever it is, let it radiate and strive off positive energy. You can connect with yourself more than you may realize, self love is an important feature about you.
Look yourself in the mirror as the person you strive to be. When you begin to understand more about yourself, things do get easier. You’ll soon be able to realize why this pain is inside you and how you can tackle it down. Peoples opinions won't mean as much because you are already secure in your self worth.
And you can always make a call. (not a np4h #)
STOP CUTTING-ULifeLine: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Eating Disorders contact info: (800) 931-2237
For crisis situations, text "NEDA" to 741741 to be connected with
a trained volunteer at Crisis Text Line. Click here for the website.
Make a promise to yourself that you can't break.