Stay strong little fighters. I love you all. c:
self harm is not glamorous
self harm is not funny
self harm is serious
self harm is not a way to get attention
self harm is not OK to dedicate a whole blog to and promote
self harm is addictive
self harm is destructive
self harm is not healthy
So I’m working on changing the direction of this and the website.
Right now, it’s described as something where people of all ages can submit/share their stories in hopes to inspire others to stay strong and understand that they aren’t alone, but lately I’ve been steering away from this in a sense. Most of the interactions/emails that I get people ask me to keep private, it’s become more of an advice outlet, which I also wanted it to be.
I’m looking into and have been brainstorming different ideas for the direction to take this website/online group-organization with a few new people that I’m choosing to bring on board in hopes to expand Love Your Scars. It has a lot of potential and the basis for it is there, but it needs more to take it off and inspire people to continue to be strong and learn to enjoy and love their life.
If you’d like to be a part of the recreation of it all - feel free to message me or e-mail us directly email@example.com
We are grateful for EVERY potential message we may receive all of your ideas will be taken into perspective and intertwined with our own. Our main purpose will never change: that is, being here for you all. Stay strong.
Official Site: http://presleybowen.wix.com/loveyourscars/
Don’t give up. Your life is worth so much more than you think.
The biggest advice I’d give to someone about self harm is don’t start doing it. It takes over your life. You won’t be able to get through a day without thinking of it at least once.
To people who have already started I would say find things to keep your mind away from the tools. I can’t really give any good advice to people who do harm, because I harm myself and I’m still trying to control it.
I think this is one of my favorite posts on Tumblr now because of how sincere it is. If you haven’t started, don’t, and if you are thinking about doing it, don’t - try to keep your mind focused on other things, write your feelings, listen to music, anything other than self-harming because it is one of the hardest things to stop doing. But you’re all so strong and you don’t even realize it.
Look, no one deserves that! Please you ARE NOT worthless, nobody is! You’re beautiful, you’re loved. You have a perfect life for you! You’re just on a ‘bumpy’ ride at this moment. But THIS TOO SHALL PAST! Believe in yourself… ♥ And if you ever need someone to talk to, I’ll always be here. And they’re other people to,..
Anonymous asked: It has been three years since the last time j cut, two months ago my older sister passed away and now all I think about is hurting myself to get that "release" I haven't done it but am afraid I will. Any tips to help me get through this?
The urges to cut may seem strong, but you’re stronger. It’s important to do things that keep you busy and keep your mind going so you don’t have time to let it wander and focus on self-harming yourself to deal with the pain. I know for me, one thing I usually do to fight my urges to cut are put on my favorite album and listen to music, and then I’ll get out a notebook and write, I write how I feel that night, why I want to cut, but why I shouldn’t and how I’m much stronger than that. I know they both seem like minuscule tactics but you just need to find different ways to keep your mind running. It’s tough, trying not to relapse is even more tough, but you’ve been clean for 3 years, I know how hard it is to lose somebody close to you and want to fall back into old ways but I promise you, you can do this.
My coworker saw my scars today. While she was driving me home she said “You’re beautiful. and it would make me very sad if you weren’t here anymore” and that just really caught me by surprise. We always goof around together and I wouldn’t of expected her to say that. It was nice.
If I can warn you about one thing, it’s not to ever think you aren’t strong. I don’t care how cliche that sounds, because it is true. The strongest people are the ones that have suffered the worst. It hurts, of course it hurts. But everyone has a chance and a reason to live. I don’t care what anyone has said to you, or what anyone says to you in the future, because they breath out lies. You are strong, you are loved, you are beautiful. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what your background is.
Past is past.
The future, is yours.
Grasp it, love it, be strong and believe me.
You are beautiful.
You are loved.
You can be saved.
You are wanted.
You are not alone.
You deserve to live.
No matter what age, race, past, present, future. No matter where you are, where you have been, and where you will go.
Dont give up.