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30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge: Day 08

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Today’s prompt in the 30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge asks
What the most supportive thing anyone has said to you about self harm?

This is an impossible prompt for me to answer because I genuinely cannot recall an occasion where someone said something supportive to me in regards to my self-harm. I can recall many occasions where the response was the opposite of supportive; where their words cut so close to the bone I wanted to self-harm all over again, but never a moment where I felt supported in spite of what I was doing to myself.

The closest would probably be when an old friend acknowledged what I was doing to myself and that, if/when I wanted, they would be there for me to talk to, but they did all this without actually using the term self-harm or any variation thereof.

Perhaps one day I will find myself in a situation where someone is supportive. If I do, I’ll be sure to let you all know! :)

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4 thoughts on “30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge: Day 08

  1. It’s really hard when there is no support. It’s so easy for self harm to become just one dirty secret. I felt sad when I read your post but it reminded me that it was an online support group that helped me stop self harming. It was incredible the difference it made just knowing that someone got it. Maybe your blog can give you that.

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    • My blog has long been one of my greatest sources of support and comfort. Hopefully by talking more openly about my self-harm issues I will find the courage I need to stop self-harming completely. Already the support I’ve received since writing this challenge has been a great inspiration for me, so thank you for your comments. :)

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  2. The experience has given you so much knowledge and you’re doing great things with it!

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