New blog on self-harm and Scars

If you’ve used self-harm, know someone who has, feel alone, or just read Scars and enjoyed it, I hope you’ll check out my new tumblr blog on self-harm and my novel Scars. I hope you’ll leave a comment or question! I’ll be answering all questions, and I hope a community might develop.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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5 Responses to New blog on self-harm and Scars

  1. Dealing with the Monster says:

    I want to thank you Ms. Rainfield. I have to find myself like Kendra in many ways; 1. i cut, mostly for the same reasons. 2. I also have a monster i’m dealing with. The memories are faint from me pushing them further and further to the back of my mind but i want to finally confront them because of Scars. There is one difference between Kendra and I, I know exactly who molested me for those three years. 3. I use art/writing to express my thoughts (besides the cutting).
    I wanted to just thank you for letting me know I’m not alone and there is hope for a happier life. Thank you for writing Scars to let everyone out here in the world there are others and there is hope.

  2. Dealing With the Monster–I’m glad you wrote. I’m very glad you found hope in Scars. And I’m so sorry you were sexually abused, too, so sorry for the pain you’re going through. It’s rough. I hope so much that you have a therapist, someone you can rely on and who is safe, who you can talk to. It helps a lot to have that. And I hope that you can find a way not to cut any more. You don’t deserve to be hurt! Not by anyone.

    I’m glad to hear you use art and writing as an outlet; they can help a lot. And I’m glad you know that you’re not alone, and that it can get better. It really can!

    take good care of you,
    Cheryl

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  4. Natalie says:

    Your article was very helpul to those people who wants to harm themselves. Good joob!

  5. Natalie says:

    Thank you for this article. At Step Up! International we work with teachers and the education sector to assist them to look beyond the self harming behavior and at the possible underlying issues and that self harm is not about attention seeking, but rather a strategy that young people use to manage emotional distress.www.stepup-international.co.uk

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