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30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge: Master List

Recently, Marci from Marci, Mental Health and More posted a 30 Day Self Harm Awareness Challenge she discovered on the TeenLineOnline forum. As I am trying to blog more frequently than I have of late (and as my recent depressive episode has seen a return to self-harm behaviour) I’ve decided the time is right to take on this challenge.

Below is the master list of topics you can expect to see covered over the coming weeks:

  1. How long have you been self harming? Discuss why you started.
  2. What part of your body is most affected by it?
  3. What is your motivation to recover?
  4. Do you consider yourself “addicted”? Why or why not?
  5. What part of self harm do you dislike the most?
  6. What about it do you enjoy?
  7. List 10 activities that help you calm down.
  8. What the most supportive thing anyone has said to you about self harm?
  9. Have you ever taken pictures of your wounds? Discuss.
  10. How do you feel about your scars?
  11. Strangest place (school, park, etc) you’ve ever injured yourself?
  12. Where do you keep your ‘tools’? (Your room, in a box, disposed of them?)
  13. What is the biggest realization about self harm you’ve had?
  14. Is there anyone you consider to be an inspiration in your recovery?
  15. Do you visit any websites about self harm? If so, what are they?
  16. What advice would you give to someone about self harm?
  17. Do you know anyone else who injures themselves?
  18. Write a letter to the future (recovered) you.
  19. List 5 reasons that recovery is worth it.
  20. What is the most vivid memory you have of self harm.
  21. Have you tried to stop in the past? What are you doing differently this time?
  22. Where do you feel the most calm?
  23. What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  24. What are some of your main triggers? Why?
  25. Do you know any statistics about self harm?
  26. What is something that makes you the most happy?
  27. Discuss any and all progress you have made.
  28. What short-term goals do you have?
  29. Do you follow any self-harm blogs?
  30. Post your favorite picture of yourself and write a positive message to look back on.