Advice for talking to adults, therapists, and friends if you’d like to stop self-harming.
When I self-harmed, I did want people to notice—because I needed help.
My scars are with me for life—and that’s totally OK.
Life is weird.
Human interaction: pleasures and pitfalls.
Everyone needs a break.
Admitting that you need help is the most powerful thing you can do.
Former bullies talk it out with their victims.
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