I thought I'd do another blog on quite a sensitive issue, hopefully to help people out there and provide understanding on a topic which I think a lot of people have knowledge about but few people truly understand.
With the increase of mediums of social networking such as twitter, intagram etc self harm has become a topic of debate over the last few years. Some people may see it as attention seeking and it may be a copied way of coping behaviour, but for many many people it's a lot more sensitive and deeper issue where people are often scared and ashamed to revel what for many people is a secret to the outside world. So I decided to write this blog to offer some comfort and support to those who may be suffering especially those suffering in silence.
Life can be very hard for everyone at times we all feel like we're living in an emotional roller coaster at times with many highs and at the same time many lows. Sometimes our brains especially those who maybe suffer with low self esteem, confidence or mental health issues. Maybe you are being bullied and don't see any way out or maybe you feel different to the people around you. Whatever your circumstance please don't feel like you're on your own. Even though you may feel like you deserve to think negatively of yourself or are trapped in a vicious cycle which you're struggling to get out of. From personal experience I know how hard is to almost re train your mind from negative thoughts about yourself. but you deserve not to out yourself through pain, nobody is perfect and everyone mistakes once in awhile but never be ashamed of your past and what you're experiencing now. Please if you have negative thoughts have the confidence to confide in someone you trust even if it's only one person. Sometimes it can feel like there's a sea of judgemental people out there but there are people who understand what you're going through. Don't be ashamed of seeking medical help of you need it to feel better. If you do have urges maybe go for a walk, listen to music, do something which you enjoy and that makes you happy easier said than done I know. But most importantly as a friend always have an open understanding mind, and try not to judge what others are experiencing and how they cope.
You are not alone, there are others who want to help you, do not be ashamed of you or your experiences. You deserve to be happy, healthy and most importantly you, you are a unique person there is only one of you out there. There is light at the end of the tunnel no matter how hard it seems but please keep battling on your story is not over yet.