I'm a Twenty year old mental health advocate. My goal is to help diminish the stigma that surrounds mental health, I'm doing this by being open about my own mental health issues, and also by educating others on mental illnesses,With knowledge comes understanding, with understanding comes acceptance.
Tag Archives: self injury
It’s been my title for half my life, the mental health girl, the girl that people know has depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, the girl defined by the scars on her body, and the girl that has been overcome with … Continue reading
One year ago today, at 11:30 pm was my last self injurious cut. I remember the time, I remember were I was when I did the cut,and in time I will be able to forget those details because I will … Continue reading
All the way back in November, in the late night on the fifteenth was the last time I took a razor blade, or anything sharp to my skin. Today I am able to say that I have been free from self … Continue reading
Triggers are specific memories, behaviors, thoughts and situations that jeopardize recovery – signals you are entering a stage that brings you closer to a relapse. This trigger can become the reason for self harming, a binge, restricting food, excessive exercise, lashing out … Continue reading
One of the biggest things I have been struggling with in my Mental Health recovery is my self injurious ways. Over 17,500 people were admitted in Canada during 2011 for self injury care. (1). This number only includes patients that were treated in … Continue reading
Sharing an awareness week with Mental Illness awareness, During the first week of October is Trichotillomania awareness week. Trichotillomania is a long term condition where people feel an overwhelming urge they cannot control to pull out the hair from their … Continue reading