Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by aki, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. aki

    aki Well-Known Member

    I feel like it's the only way to express myself. I can't talk....I seriously can't. It's like how artists find it easier to express themselves through images. I draw a line into my skin and watch the blood flow. It's beautiful and powerful and it helps me.
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    I used to find the same with my ED in the past.

    It's good that it helps you. I suppose when it gets to the stage where you feel controlled by a compulsion then it can feel like a prison to be in.

    Would you like to talk though? Or is the self harming more meaningful for you than talking?

    I suppose with talking you could also talk about what self harming is expressing, why it's beautiful and how it helps you. Thing is, that can also open up a lot of what self harming could also be silencing, and could also be really frightening too.

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  3. Scully

    Scully Well-Known Member

    I can relate.
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