Category Archives: self-harm

Drawing on life in fiction: art I talked about in SCARS

You may know, if you follow my blog or have read interviews with me, that I drew on a lot of my own life experience to write SCARS. Like Kendra, I’m a sexual abuse survivor, I used self-harm to cope, … Continue reading

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Powerful, moving story on YouTube

A powerful, moving story. I hope you’ll watch this. You are not alone, and things get better. I love when people speak out like this. It takes courage, but it gets so much better–and it helps others have hope.

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freebies dealing with self-harm

I have just added some freebies that you can download that deal with self-harm. I hope you’ll grab them if you need them, or share them with others. I hope you’ll find them helpful. You can down download as PDFs: … Continue reading

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Self-Harm Is NOT Trendy

Many people are misinformed about self-harm. Gurdon is one of them; in her June 2011 MPRNews interview she says that “self-mutilation is almost trendy.” Whoa, there! Self-harm is never trendy. Self-harm usually comes from intense, overwhelming emotional pain or other … Continue reading

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Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself

Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself by Cheryl Rainfield Because you do not deserve to be hurt, not by anyone, not even yourself; Because you deserve the same compassion, kindness, and love that everyone else does, and that you would give … Continue reading

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