I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.
Posts tagged Self Harm
If you ask me to describe my life now the words that jump out at me are happy, content, grateful and peace. Rewind 7 years and ask me the same thing and what words come to mind? Terrified, lonely, dark, hell, hopeless, sad… Quite a change isn’t it? So I bet you want to know […]
I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]
Not everyone feels things the same way. Those of us with depression often feel numb. Other times they feel the pain of ten knives cutting through them.
Having a mental illness is sometimes a life long battle. You will feel alone, you will be judged, and you will doubt yourself. Others will tell you that you are fine, that nobody has it perfect, and that nobody is normal. The fact that you have learned coping strategies and that you piece together a […]
Recovery means many different things to many different people. It’s a very difficult and personal journey. Not everyone is strong enough to realize they need help, let alone know what to do once they get it. You often hear people speaking about a place called “Rock Bottom.” The consensus is that to help yourself, you […]
My story begins around the age of 14. This is the time I realised something was very wrong and that how I was feeling was neither bearable nor normal. I had spent years getting bullied at school (called names, being excluded and so on) and this was also ongoing. Around this time, I also had […]
Life with PTSD is complicated for a 24 year old girl. No, I’m not a combat vet. But thanks to a psychopath “boyfriend”, I’ve been through a little bit of everything. Kidnapping, assault, rapes, brainwashing, attempted murder. He made me cut myself and forced me to do drugs. Hurt me lots. Ribs out of place, […]
From a very early age I had to teach myself how to cope, and “my ways” were of course all the wrong ways. I was robbed of my innocence at 9 years old when my uncle started molesting me and it went on for years, as I suffered in silence, completely alone, and very confused. […]
Cutting can be a fatal. Learning to resist the urge to cut can save your life or the life of someone you care about. Whether you cut because you are numb or because the pain is too intense, these techniques can help you move past this phase of your life. 1. Sensory Techniques (you want to feel) […]