All tagged self-harm

3 Myths About Teens Who Self-Harm

I’m sure you have probably heard all of these statements made if you’re alive today. Self harm is such a taboo topic. Many people are scared to address self harm for fear of making the situation worse. Mental health itself carries a stigma, yet somehow we find certain mental illnesses more tolerable than others. For example, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder is common + therefore considered “normal” vs. Bipolar I Disorder, which is considered crazy.

From the Heart Breaks the Stigma Series | Suicide Prevention

I'm sure you've heard all of these myths surrounding suicide before. You may have even been the one who said/thought it. My goal in this series is to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. It's considered a taboo area + many times the only ones who are brave enough to touch on it are mental health professionals. While this is awesome to have professional support, it means nothing if people are too nervous to speak out + share their survival story