Thanks for sharing this, Patty; it is truly a topic worth discussing.
There is a monster out there that will make you want to damage and hurt yourself.
It’s called Self-Harm.
Let’s see what professionals can tell us about this monster:
Self-Harm: direct injuring of body tissue. The most common form of self-harm is skin-cutting but self-harm also covers a wide range of behaviors including, but not limited to, burning, scratching, banging or hitting body parts, interfering with wound healing, hair-pulling and the ingestion of toxic substances or objects.
This monster often likes to pop up when you suffer from mental pain. It makes you hurt yourself to escape the mental torture NOT to get attention! People wouldn’t try to hide it if it was.
I have battled this monster myself every now and then. I am not ashamed to…
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