Some people have emailed me who have been in so much pain the only way they've had to deal with it is to take it out on themselves.
Hopefully these links will help anyone who is in this position now, or in the future.
One thing to remember: self injury isn't a character fault. It's a way of coping with severe pain. I've never talked to someone who used self injury who wasn't in a tremendous amount of emotional pain.
The injuries have taken various forms. For some, cutting is a way of life. Others have told me they prefer to hit themselves or pierce body parts to release their emotions. No one has ever told me it was a suicidal gesture.
All have told me they were in a tremendous amount of pain and carried a tremendous amount of shame in what they are doing. It is my hope that these links may be helpful to you in some way.
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