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I have never been the one to bring blind optimism into any situation. I mean, I’ve always believed in hope, and having faith, but never that everything will work out exactly how I want. Frankly, the world doesn’t work that way, and I knew this even as a young child. My parents used to tell [...]

By | 2017-01-09T11:37:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Categories: Self Harm, Stigma Fighters, Suicide|0 Comments

Kate Branciforte

*Trigger Warning: Talk of self harm*  To My College Roommates that Shunned Me for My Self-Harm: Thank You I’ll never forget how I spent my 21st birthday. Unlike most, it wasn’t spent hung over in bed reliving the epic tales of the night before. Instead, it was spent hung over in the psych ward of [...]

By | 2016-10-31T12:10:15+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Self Harm, Stigma Fighters|0 Comments

Stigma Fighters: Leah D.

I’ve been reading through people’s stories, their struggles, their battles, and one thing repeatedly stands out to me. Most people start their stories with the age that they felt their mental illness really took a hold, usually around 13 or 15, thereabouts. But what if you always felt it? What if from the young ages [...]

By | 2016-08-18T09:45:18+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Categories: Self Harm, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Stigma Fighters: Valentina Cedillo

Trigger warning- self harm  When I was in the 7th grade, I cut myself for the first time. I didn’t even really know why I was doing it. I just knew I was hurting and so far, my attempts to get someone to take the way I was feeling, had failed. I told a family [...]

By | 2016-04-23T07:10:52+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Depression, Self Harm, Stigma Fighters|Tags: , |1 Comment