Friday, 14 November 2008

Self-harm Awareness

I originally posted this in my deviantART journal.

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If you know me well, you should know that I can't stand stereotypes of any form.
The label 'cutter' is one of them, of course.
Please read this article.

Other great sites:
To Write Love on Her Arms
Harmless

I've always felt quite strongly on this subject. In the seventh grade, I saw a number of kids gathered around a computer in the computer lab, watching this 'Tickle Me Emo' video... It's on YouTube. I kind of watched it from where I was, and the whole time, as my classmates were laughing at it, I had this horrible feeling in my stomach.
There are so many misconceptions about self-harm... Last year in my US History class, our teacher told us that Meriwether Lewis (as in 'Lewis and Clark' ) was caught cutting himself. When my class heard this, they made comments like "That man was crazy." Many people also seem to think that self-harm is to get attention... It really is not. It's a way to cope with one's pain.
So many people just sit back and laugh at those who are going through this, when they really should be helping. Horrible, isn't it?

I guess all I can really say from here is to watch the video linked in that article (above).

We need to help raise awareness.

(I recommend listening to Superchic[k]'s song called Hero. It's pretty much about this.)

4 comments:

pop*POLKA said...

People at my school have watched that Elmo video and also think it's funny.

コートニー said...

Ugh. I tried watching that again yesterday... I couldn't get through it. Exited out when it came to the cutting part.
-sigh-

ForevrDreaming13 said...

hey court.. you sad?

コートニー said...

Eh? No, I'm fine. Well, life has it's ups and downs, but... If you're wondering why I've been thinking about this... Eh, I know a few people who suffered from self-harm. It's incredibly sad. But, no, I'm fine.