37. Cut it out
Cutting? Burning? Overdosing? If you’re a self-harmer, here are some thoughts to help you through.
Some people hurt themselves to survive. Here’s how to banish burns, limit damage or quit cutting.
You might have heard some fancy names like deliberate self-harm, self-harm, self-mutilation, self-inflicted violence, self-cutting, parasuicide and self-abuse. But I’m calling cutting, burning, taking overdoses, hitting yourself, banging your head against walls and not letting wounds heal hurting yourself. Lots of people get these actions mixed up with suicide attempts, but the way I see it, hurting yourself is a way of coping with overpowering feelings that you can’t express any other way.
If you hurt yourself, you don’t need me saying ...