This is an excellent post which I think a lot of people should read
WARNING: This post addresses a disturbing issue and should
be read with caution.
“My head was full of wild ambitious urges to hurt myself. I tasted the ambrosia
of maddened impulse. I wanted my interior pain out in my body somehow.
I wanted this vague pain to be specific. That’s how I explain it.”
–Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love
While I’m talking about stigma, what about self harm? Maybe you call it self-injury, self-mutilation, or maybe you don’t even dare to give it a name. Whatever name you give it, there is huge stigma attached to it, which simply makes it harder to talk about so harder to help people address.
A news report in New Zealand last week said that up to half of all teenagers will harm themselves deliberately and the researchers claiming this are starting to ask why. It made me think, because while I…
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