Tag Archives: self harm

Self harm images

*The following post discusses self harm.  Please ensure that you are in a safe place mentally before reading.  If you are feeling unsafe please ask for help. Lifeline 13 11 14, a friend, your GP.*

People with struggle with self harm urges often use various distraction techniques to help ward off the distressing thoughts.  Sometimes it is about getting through the next minute, then the next.  One of those techniques is often social media.  However social media, and the internet in general can also hinder efforts to distract yourself. read more

I’ve already got plans

*The following post discusses self harm.  If you are feeling unsafe please let someone know.  If you are in immediate danger please go to your nearest Emergency Department.*

Over the last 13 years I have struggled on and off with thoughts of self harm of varying degrees.  These thoughts have ranged from fleeting images to seemingly relentless onslaughts.  For a lot of years I separated those thoughts from my body, choosing to see them as an entity I was too weak to resist. read more

Warning: Graphic Content

The media has a strict set of guidelines for the reporting of content that viewers/readers may find distressing.  A warning is given before the story, informing consumers that the following content is graphic in nature.  These warnings are used for articles about suicide, mental illness, drug abuse and violence.  Numbers for helplines are posted at the end of the stories, urging those who have been affected by the proceeding story to seek help.  However no such warning is in place for fictional stories, either in print or film. read more

Living in a triggering world

*The following post contains triggering information.  Please ensure that you are in a safe place before reading.  If you need help please call Lifeline 13 11 14 or speak with someone you trust*

Some days it can be hard to live in a world that seems hell bent on throwing triggers in your face.  A trigger is an object, sound, smell or even person that your mind links with a negative or painful experience.  Every day people are faced with things that remind them of people they know, or experiences they’ve had.  However it starts to get problematic when you link those reminders with something that you wish to avoid. read more