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Self Harm Awareness
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Published: March 1, 2011
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reaching our hands out to those stricken with self harm.
Trichotillomania included.

Tomorrow (march 1st) is self harm awareness day
I just had to show my support =)

orange is the colour of awareness for this.

<3 love and hope to those hurting.


edit: Thank you for support and love a year later on another self harm awareness day. You have my love.
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Sakuraofchaos's avatar
Sakuraofchaos|Student Digital Artist
I don't like when people hurt themselves, despite hurting myself.
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Coco-JOJ0|Student Digital Artist
there's a day for people like me? o.o awesome! I never knew that XD
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LibbyDear|Student Traditional Artist
Don't hurt myself. Ha.

I know some current SI-ers regret their first cut. Regret starting. Not me. It is my saving grace. It is my release. It is my comfort. It hurts like hell and it's dangerous but I love it. I love it. I love dragging razors across my skin. I love to have blood dripping down my arms, legs, stomach. I love making myself look as ugly on the outside as I am on the inside. I love hurting myself because I deserve every iota of pain I put myself through. It is the one thing I feel I can do right. I'm punishing such a worthless, hopeless, lifeless waste of space. And that feels right. I just tore up my stomach. I carved it. Cutting straight lines doesn't hurt enough so I carve my skin until I feel like screaming. My stomach is covered in blood. My arms are covered in scars. And I love it.
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ToxicMutagen|Student General Artist
I'm addicted, too.  Whenever I get stressed, it just releases everything.  I can't describe it.  At all.  But it seems like I don't need to, because you seem to understand.  I dream about it sometimes, too.  
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LibbyDear|Student Traditional Artist
And you survived. You pushed through and came out the end a bright, beautiful, strong woman. You're amazing.

Nothing about me is amazing. I'm hoping that by the time I'm ready to have kids I'll be dead. I'm hoping I'll be dead.

No more doctors. I don't need help.
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thank you for trying to end self harm, i wish it were that easy to just stop but it comforts when we are in the most mental pain. No one seems to care it looks like to me though. Thank you again for this stamp <3
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Ameymoo|Hobbyist General Artist
I run a group called :iconfriends-worldwide: I know this isn't made for someone in particular but I'm going to fav to spread the word
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:iconloveitplz:
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PotassiumK|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stamp. :heart:
Makes me wanna run out and hug everyone. :tighthug:
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alexnart's avatar
Hi there. :)
I hope you don't mind but, we've included this stamp here ([link]) in a blog that we hope will spread awareness about self-injury.
Thank you for representing a good message. :heart:
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lane-nee-chan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sweet =) Thank you! I am glad this stamp could be around for another SH Awareness day =)
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BFMVIDRAWWHENASSED's avatar
This is lovely :love: :heart:
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MadeAnew|Professional Writer
I dont think you should include tritch... Tritch isnt self harm, At least not concious self harm. It is subconcious and you dont really realize you are doing it..... it is a form of tourettes, Or even mild OCD....Not self harm, They cant "Just stop"
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PotassiumK|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to burst your bubble, but oftentimes self-harmers can't "just stop" either.
Also, self-harm and self-injury are also sometimes viewed as being slightly different - Self-harm is sometimes considered to be a broader term, covering more things that you might not associate with it, some forms of hair-pulling included.
Additionally, self-injury of the more stereotypical kind can be subconcious too.
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MadeAnew|Professional Writer
Also, I am sorry if you felt like I was belittling self harm... I wasnt trying to do that at all.
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PotassiumK|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry a bit about that, I didn't think that at all. :)
I hope I didn't come across as overly defensive in my comment! SI is just a cause close to my heart so I get kind of intense about it. ;)
And I can see what you're saying from your other comment. :nod:
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MadeAnew|Professional Writer
I understand what you are saying, and it makes a lot of sense,I know that self harmers cant just stop, it is an addiction... That can be caused by a mental disorder, or OCD... But Tritch is a completely different disorder. like I said before... Tritch is a form of tourettes, or a mild condition of OCD. Though it has many of the same qualities as self harm or self injury, it does not medically fall in the same category as self harm/injury... both self harm and tritch can both be forms of OCD, But neither falls under the category of the other....
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lane-nee-chan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trich is being researched and some find it to be a gene link (an overactive gene in the self grooming area). However, that is for the more semi-conscious trich people. It is what links them up to the OCD symptoms as they feel compeled to do so without thinking.

There are also trich people that pull for the euphoria pain release from the hair tugged out. These are the ones that the action of trich is, in fact, self harm =)

However, both trich people can be helped with the same methods and drugs- also the same methods and drugs as other self harm people. Most commonly, SSRIs.

Just some info~! That is why I include all Trich people to this. =) Thanks for the comment!
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daisyiscrazy|Hobbyist General Artist
i'll try harder because now i know that at least someone cares when someone selfharms :)
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Ameymoo|Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you've stopped by now if not believe me your not alone. I know how you feel.
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aeon88's avatar
This stamp stopped me from listening to Justin Bieber.
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lane-nee-chan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahahahahahhahaahahahhahaha!!!! XD
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