Mental health

Me, my self harm and my scars

I feel incredibly strongly that self harm is an important topic to talk about. Not only because it is on the increase in schools (and talking about it is the only way to prevent it) but I wish to break down the stigma, misundstanding and controversy surrounding the topic.

Don’t get me wrong, I find it a very difficult topic to open up about, I feel sad that I’ve used it as a coping mechanism and I’m gutted that I have to live with my history on show but we have to start talking about it somehow!
Read more about my story here


21/06/2017 at 19:25

I used to self harm. Fortunately that ended about 17 years ago, whew. However, I remember it. Most of the scars have been covered with tattoos so I’m not constantly reminded thank goodness. There were a variety of reasons I did it but one of the main ones was because I felt like I didn’t really exist. I would cut to show myself that I was, in fact, alive. My life was so horrible, that I really believed those thoughts. It was awful. Thankfully it’s over for me, but sadly it carries on with many.

    21/06/2017 at 19:54

    I’m sorry you went through that but very glad you came out the other side. It’s quite amazing to hear people’s stories about self harm as people do it for all sorts of reasons, yours not being that uncommon. Thanks for sharing, the only way we can break down stigma is to talk more openly about it x

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