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! :)