Anonymous:  Do you know where I can talk to Alyssa? I talked to her when I had problems and I think she's on a new blog :\\

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-issues-:  Can you follow my blog please? It's my first blog and it's just a place for people who need support/to talk/anything . Wether you're recovering from an ED, self harm, etc. I'm here to talk! Please follow me! Thanks so much :) <3

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Anonymous:  Hi so I think I kinda need help. everything's been getting so much worse for me, i've been cutting more and i've been eating less, i haven't been sleeping well, i've been having panic attacks. i'm under so much stress lately, i just don't know what to do. help, please? what do i do?

You need to talk to someone. Handling everything alone isn’t healthy. Speak with a parent, or an adult you trust. You don’t have to go through this alone. It may seem difficult but talking out your problems and getting help is what you need to do. We wish you the best of luck. You can do this.

-Kaya

Anonymous:  I have been self harming for three months. I tried to tell my mom but she said that I'm just a spoiled brat that just wants attention. I want to tell my dad but he is never around. I want to stop self harming what do I do

I’m sorry your mom is like that, it must be tough. But I would just like to say that I am so proud of you for wanting to stop.
The first thing I would recommend is to try to recognize that feeling of wanting/needing to self harm right before you do it. Recognizing that feeling first can help you shift perspectives a bit. Once you’re able to recognize it, try to analyze the situation (which I know is difficult to do sometimes) and try to calm down. Find something to channel it all into, like painting or writing, anything works really. And if necessary go to someone (if you can) and tell them that you don’t feel safe or that you need a distraction if you don’t feel like you’re able to do it yourself. I hope this helps a bit anon, and good luck. ♡
-Destinee

Sorry it’s been so long.

Being a senior in high school is a lot of work. So is being in mock trial. But on the bright side, my team made it to state. Also, I have been self injury free for quite some time. I can’t even exactly remember the last time I did it.
I also recently turned 18 and awhile back I worked on a project with the university of Melbourne to redefine the guidelines of helping someone who suffers from non-suicidal self-injury. Just that much closer to living the dream guys!
Anyways, that’s about it for the little personal update, I’m going to try to get more involved again with this blog. I’m also thinking about making a few changes to possibly make it more positive and perhaps make a few links to help pages etc. when I have the time.

Also, if you have any ideas for the “problems of a self harmer” bit, please feel free to submit
Anonymous:  Hi. I'm really sorry, but help!! I take yoga class in school, it's mandatory and all, and we take our shoes and socks off for yoga. I have a pretty long cut on my ankle, I completely forgot the other day and cut there. Leggings and normal pants usually ride up while doing yoga. How do I hide this? Please help!!

Could you possibly wear tights underneath? I don’t know where you are located, but if you live in the US, you could just use the excuse that you were cold and wanted some extra layering. Or maybe that you were in a hurry to change and didn’t take off your leggings. I hope that helps a bit.
-Destinee

hazshires:

thecomedyreliefcharacter:

mssecondopinionson:

a friendly tip: if you feel the urge to self harm get an ice cube and hold it in your hand for a while. it relieves the compulsion in a less destructive way. therapists have used this with their patients and i have tried it myself it works pretty well

Okay wow this is now my favourite post on Tumblr. Signal boost into infinity.

My mom’s a therapist and she recommends this to people all the time

(via theglowingsideburns)

" Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them. "
" The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. "
Anonymous:  i would just like to say that today, i havent cut for 3 weeks straight. this is the first time i've been clean this long since august 2011. if i can do it, i know you can too.

we’re so proud of you! see everyone, you CAN do this. just believe in yourself. you’re stronger than you give yourself credit for.

-Kaya

Anonymous:  You are wonderful people and I love you

Thank you, we love you too!

Hush little baby, don’t you cry.

Don’t cut your arms, don’t cut your thighs.

Put down that razor, put down that light.

It might be hard but you’ll win this fight <3