“If you didn’t cut in high school, you didn’t suffer through high school.”
If I had a penny for the times I have heard the argument that drug use or the abuse of alcohol or cutting are the only forms of self-harm I would have enough money to pay for my book addiction.
I was listening to some music the other day and I heard the lyrics, “She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving…You know, “Covergirls eat nothing.”…She says, “Beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything.”…”What’s a little bit of hunger?”…”I could go a little while longer,” she fades away…She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it…Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface…”
Self-harm comes in many shapes and sizes. Some people starve themselves, some deny themselves simple pleasures such as water or pretty soaps or a re-run of their favorite show. Self-harm does not just mean cutting. Sometimes, it also means separating yourself from those you care about or burying yourself in work.
Don’t deny yourself anything or anyone as a punishment to yourself.