Scars and Stigma

I wrote yesterday about how so many of us suffer in silence, battling a darkness that only we can see. And I wrote about how that silence helps feed the horrible stigma that surrounds mental illness. Yet it isn’t just silence that makes it hard for us to open up about our struggles. Often, scars […]

My Self Harm

Friday was Self-harm Awareness Day. First, and most importantly, people who self-harm aren’t just attention seeking. They are trying to release the mental pain they feel everyday. I’ve never cut, or pulled my hair out, or picked at my skin until it bled, but only because that isn’t how my mental illnesses work. But I’ve […]