Clean Wrists: Self Harm Awareness

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One of the great things about Tumblr is that people use it for just about every conceivable kind of expression. People being people, though, that means that Tumblr sometimes gets used for things that are just wrong. We are deeply committed to supporting and defending our users’ freedom of speech,…

Lists of people who have supposedly battled mental illness
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Check off all that you have experienced.

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[ ]Fears of abandonment

[ ]Sexual violation

[ ]Verbal abuse

[ ]Phyiscal Abuse

[ ]Sexual abuse

[ ]Bullying

[ ]Self-hate

[ ]Self-Harm: Cutting

[ ]Self- Harm: Burning

[ ]Self-Harm: Hitting

[ ]Suicidal thoughts

[ ]Attempted suicide

[ ]One biological parent was absent from the majority of your life

[ ]You lived in a split household

[ ]You were adopted

[ ]You had a serious childhood illness

[ ]You have undergone mental trauma

[ ]Your family fought 

[ ]Your grew up in an improverished area

[ ]Your family was in poverty when you were a child

[ ]You have/had/are recovering from an eating disorders

[ ]You’ve looked at thinspo in order to motivate you to lose weight

[ ]You’ve tried starving yourself

[ ]You are/were an alcoholic.

[ ]You have/had a sexual addiction.

[ ]You have/had a self-harm addiction.

[ ]You have/had a different addiction.

[ ]You have had no friends at one point in your life.

[ ]You’ve been lonely.

[ ]You feel alone in the world.

[ ]You have social anxiety.

[ ]You’ve experienced disociation.

[ ]You have a diagnosed disociative disorder.

[ ]You may have an undiagnosed disociative disorder.

[ ]You’ve tried drugs.

[ ]You’ve never drank.

[ ]You’ll never drink.

[ ]You drink occasionally.

[ ]You drink socially.

[ ]You drink seriously.

[ ]You smoke.

[ ]You chew tobacco.

[ ]You have a diagnosed personality disorder.

[ ]You may have an undiagnosed personality disorder.

[ ]You have phobias.

[ ]You may have undiagnosed phobias.

[ ]You have/had depression.

[ ]You feel you have anger problems.

[ ]You have seen a therapist/counselor.

[ ]You have a hard time trusting others.

[ ]You’ve been in a minor car accident.

[ ]You’ve been in a serious car accident.

[ ]You are Christian.

[ ]You are Muslim.

[ ]You are Jewish.

[ ]You are Wiccan.

[ ]You are another religion.

[ ]You are agnostic.

[ ]You are atheist. 

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me … You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney (via to-love-ones-self)

breakingstigmatism:

If you look through tumblr, you’ll find a huge amount of people calling others out for being ‘attention whores,’ or ‘fakers,’ or people calling each others’ cuts ‘superficial.’

Realistically, is a person who tells everyone they cut any less deserving or in need of help than someone who tells no…

lonely-little-bird:

one of my main reasons for stopping was because despite what my anorexia did to my body, i still hope to be able to have kids one day.
and when i do, i don’t want to have to explain to them that ‘the reason mommy has white scars all over her legs is because when she’s sad she likes to take knives and slice herself open.’
no. you don’t tell that to a child. you don’t tell that to anyone.
i will never allow my kids to think that hurting yourself is an ok way to cope. never.

lonely-little-bird:

one of my main reasons for stopping was because despite what my anorexia did to my body, i still hope to be able to have kids one day.

and when i do, i don’t want to have to explain to them that ‘the reason mommy has white scars all over her legs is because when she’s sad she likes to take knives and slice herself open.’

no. you don’t tell that to a child. you don’t tell that to anyone.

i will never allow my kids to think that hurting yourself is an ok way to cope. never.