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Social Media and the Desire to Self-Harm

Social Media and the Desire to Self-Harm

A desire to self-harm can be affected by social media. It is sad that most wars have been over something as simple as differing beliefs. I have never been into politics or religion (I support believing in whatever your heart holds to be true), but it does bother me when someone expresses a belief and they get attacked because of it. Whether that attack is verbal, physical or online, it still hurts those who aren’t secure or confident in the skin they wear. Sometimes the pain caused on social media can translate into self-harm.

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Make Memories, Not Scars: Reminiscing Without Self-Harm

Make Memories, Not Scars: Reminiscing Without Self-Harm

Reminiscing without self-harm can be hard but you can make memories without scars. With the social media today, practically every step you take is recorded. Whether you are tagged in photographs from the night before or you tweet about the meal you had, life is not a secret anymore. Technology has made it so you cannot forget some of the memories from your past because, well, they may show up on an app or in an online journal or blog you forgot about. Sometimes the most difficult memories are the ones that crush you without warning and reminiscing about these memories can cause self-harm.

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Break the Self-Harm Stigma with Bright Color

Break the Self-Harm Stigma with Bright Color

Did you know you can break the stigma of self-harm with bright colors? Many people who are not educated about self-harm often picture the addiction in a cliché light. Some may think those who self-harm always wear dark clothing, seclude themselves and are suicidal. Of course, those are simply stigmas that the world has unfortunately thrown at people who self-harm. Since everyone has his or her own story of struggle, you must break the self-harm stigma and get to know the addiction without cliché expectations. One way to break the self-harm stigma is with bright colors.

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Let Karma Help You Stop Self-Harm

Let Karma Help You Stop Self-Harm

I am not a very religious person. I do not follow a specific religion or promote any kind of religious beliefs. I think everyone is welcome to believe what he or she wishes to believe, but as for me – I typically stray away from religion. However, if I were to believe in any kind of religion, it would be karma. It is very possible for karma can help you stop self-harm.

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Surviving the Stressors of Life Without Self-Harm

Surviving the Stressors of Life Without Self-Harm

You can survive life stressors without turning to self-harm.

Life is filled with many turns and twists. One week you may feel confident and secure when the next you may be late paying back a loan or forget to study for an exam. You truly never know what to expect from day-to-day and sometimes that mystery brings forward more stress than needed. Even the most organized individual can feel overwhelmed by a simple, daily task when they don’t see it coming. When you feel as if the world around you is bringing more chaos into your environment than stability, an anxiety attack very well may occur but you can deal with this stress without self-harming.

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Embrace Being Different — You Are Making a Difference

Embrace Being Different — You Are Making a Difference

Learn how to embrace being different — you are making a difference. I’ve always had a guilty pleasure for watching entertainment award shows and red carpet specials. I will admit — I like watching the lives of celebrities and seeing the highs and lows they go through that make them, well, human (as long as they’re not dramatized highs and lows). I will typically watch award shows for the fashion disasters and the awful lip-synching, but I didn’t expect to receive the inspirational quote I did from one of the most recent shows about embracing differences.

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To Overcome Self-Harm, Prepare Realistically

To Overcome Self-Harm, Prepare Realistically

To overcome self-harm, you have to learn how to prepare realistically. Life is one heck of a roller-coaster. That cliché is said time and time again simply because of how true it is. The world we live in hands us moments of happiness and moments of sorrow in the blink of an eye. It is up to us to find ways to realistically handle these moments without getting too comfortable with them because life is always expected to keep on changing. And we need to realistically adjust with those changes to overcome self-harm.

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Not Hiding Self-Harm Scars

Not Hiding Self-Harm Scars

Not hiding a self-harm scar can be a tough decision. When someone sees a self-injury scar and brings it up, panic often takes over the body and mind of the self-harmer. Battling the embarrassment that comes with someone questioning a visible scar from self-harm can often bring forward many negative emotions and anxiety. From there, the battle becomes you fighting against your own insecurities. But not hiding self-harm scars is an option.

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Self-Harm and Skin Picking on the Internet

Self-Harm and Skin Picking on the Internet

In this day and age, many people turn to the Internet for answers, including looking for answers on skin picking and self-harm on the Internet. If there are websites and articles that can give you the knowledge you are seeking, why not take advantage of it? It is very easy to grab a hold of answers with the click of the button and to be able to have this kind of power can be thrilling. However, it is important to make sure that the power you hold is positive when it comes to self-harm and skin picking on the Internet.

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Cover Stories for Self-Harm Scars

Cover Stories for Self-Harm Scars

When you are struggling with self-harm, it is very rare that when someone asks about a visible cut or burn, you will answer with the truth. There are the occasional few who will honestly answer that question and admit to their struggle without embarrassment or insecurity. While that kind of behavior does occur once in a while, more times than not people who self-harm use cover stories for self-harm scars.

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