EVERYONE HAS DONE THIS IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER AT
SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFE. SOME HAVE CHOSEN TO DO IT DURING
CERTAIN PHASES OF THEIR LIFE, BUT ARE ABLE TO ESCAPE IT AT
OTHERS CONTINUED TO DO IT OFTEN AND IT
BECAME AN ADDICTION YET WERE ABLE TO SEEK HELP AND WERE ABLE
STILL OTHERS DO NOT SEEM TO BE ABLE TO FIND THE
HELP THEY NEED, DESPITE SEARCHING AND HAVE FALLEN INTO A
VICIOUS CYCLE. THEY LIVE IN A DARKNESS FEW WOULD COMPREHEND, MUCH LESS
UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY THEREOF.
S ilent screams
do you do when you can not cope with things in your life?
What do you do when do not WANT to cope?
IS SELF HARM ABUSE PURPOSE AND WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE METHOD
What do you when
you feel the need to escape from the pressures of this
What do you do when you feel like you deserve some
kind of a punishment for something you feel that you have
done wrong or have been wronged by another and blame
What do you do when you want to focus your mind on
anything other than what is going on in your life at that
very moment, unable to see past that moment?
people get so very overwhelmed that they just want to
afterwards, they feel better.
It was a release of tension
for them. Everything that was built up within was able to
come out through a simple scream.
Some punch their pillows.
All of their energy and frustration is taken out on a
pillow, and it helps them.
Some people exercise
as a means of taking out their frustration.
Others take out their frustration on friends and family.
turning to physical abuse.
others get so overwhelmed by what they are enduring and do
not know how to release the tension, confusion and Spiritual
perspective, being in physical pain would be more comforting
to them than experiencing the emotional pain within.
IS SELF HARM ABUSE ACTION AND WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE ESCAPE
resort to self harm ...
Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Cutting, Burning, Scratching,
Banging, Biting, Purging Ö
list goes on and on ...
some of you may be wondering why alcohol and drugs are on
simple, it is a slow destruction of the flesh.
temporal pleasure can cause serious destruction to vital
organs, as time passes.
well as intoxicate you which can cause accidents and even
death to others.
mention those periodic hangovers and nagging side and after
these various methods of self harm are the choice of many
souls who are enduring that which they believe they cannot
might sound ridiculous and even unbelievable to some people, but
to others, it is a means of temporary relief and escape from
healthy way to find relief by any standards, but it is still
relief in their confused and hurting state of mind and
methods of self harm are temporal means of escape from this
realm to another ...
One moment of relief
One second of escape
One hour just to breathe
I have to get away
The people are so mean
The memories so strong
The dreams are too real
The flashbacks last too long
Just another sip
Just another pill
Just one more mark
Will help the void be filled.
are not personally one who self harms, and you struggle to
understand WHY they do it, keep this verse in mind.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:
forgive, and ye shall be forgiven ...
because we may not understand, never gives us the right to
judge, criticize, or condemn another.
those who DO self harm, knowing WHY we do it is an important
step in finding a way to overcome.
Each person is
Each person has their own reasons
for self harm
or believe they know why.
others who may not know why they
do, hopefully looking at potential root causes within this
program, will help you discover why
Keep in mind though,
that many times the reason you
STARTED self harming is not the reason you may have
CONTINUED to self harm.
IS SELF HARM ABUSE CAUSE AND WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE REACTION
PEOPLE SELF HARM?
are some reasons ...
Everyone seems to be feeling so great all the time. No one
wants to be around a ďdepressedĒ person. When nothing else
worked, I tried cutting. I didnít go that deep. But when I
found it focused my mind on my physical pain, rather than
emotional painÖ what planned to be only one time, slowly
became one time every day. Then a few times every day. I
keep it hidden though. I donít want anyone to see. I donít
want to be questioned by yet another perfect person that
doesnít know a thing thatís going on in my life. No one
would understand anyway.
are constantly making comments to me about my weight. Even
the ones that donít say anything, I know they are thinking
tired of feeling numb. I want to feel alive again. I just
want to feelÖsomething. Anything.
tried therapy. Iíve been to several different therapists
and I still feel the same. I donít want to go to another
one and have to start back at square one with my story. Iím
tired of talking about it. I just want to feel better.
my job. I lost my spouse. I canít pay my bills. I need
something to help me get through the day. I canít stand
waking up in the morning and realizing that my life is like
parents are always on my back. They are always asking
whatís wrongÖ but I canít tell them. They wouldnít
understand. My siblings always holler and scream when they
are angry or upset. My mom told me she wishes I would do
thatÖ instead of keeping it inside and just taking it out on
donít have a drinking problem. Yes, I might drink almost
every nightÖ or every nightÖ but I have control over it. It
lets me just step away from the world for a while. I canít
cope as well as others, so I need a little help. And
alcohol started to help. At least I think it does. As long
as I have something in me, it makes the day goes by a little
wants me. I feel so Örejected and alone.
want someone to ask me if Iím okay. Just ask me how Iím
doingÖ and mean it. Look past my fake smile. I just want
to talk to someone. I want to get everything out. I have
no one to talk to. So I started burning and cutting myselfÖ
on places where I knew people would see.
ASK ME IF IíM
tired of being compared to everyone. Nothing I do is right
anymore. Why doesnít anyone truly love me anymore? Was I a
are an abundant amount of reasons as to why one would fall
victim to this trap of the mind and heart.
of someone you love, to death, abuse whether it be physical
or sexual, to loss of a job, to loss of a friend or lover,
to bad grades at school.
of the people that harm themselves canít even truly identify
WHY they do it.
feel they have lost so much control in their lives, that
they find control in what they can do to their own bodies.
to understand for some, easy to understand for others.
you feel when you have lost control of things?
situations where you have control taken from you or have
surrendered it for whatever reason Ö
can result from so many scenarios ... From being sexually
abused or raped to a situation where the person feels they
always let people down and can not do anything right anymore
to a situation where a person is uncomfortable with how
their body looks and since they feel they canít change it
immediately, they find a way to feel some kind of control
feel they need to be punished.
IS SELF HARM ABUSE WARNING OF WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE
DANGERS AND WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE CONCERNS
feel so much shame, guilt, and regret from specific
incident(s) that they can not completely understand and/or
accept that God has already forgiven them when they truly
repent, so they feel the need to be punished.
short .... They refuse to forgive themselves.
might not even know of or understand
Godís Grace, so any
mistake or sin they commit, they punish themselves to try to
CON-vince themselves not to do the sin or make the mistake again.
... Doing the math, if the self harm becomes an addiction,
some may choose to sin, just so they can self harm again.
self harm can also be a cry for help.
who do not have experience with self harm might look upon
their situation and wonder why these hurting souls donít just ASK someone for
some cases THEY HAVE or may have attempted to, and they were
rejected (Or believe they were) of the help that they
needed, for whatever reason.
some cases they can not get the courage to ask someone for
others do not feel that they have anyone to trust enough to ask
for help, so they seek methods of self harm which will place
marks upon their body such as cutting (in places that others
can see the marks or scars such as their wrists or arms)
where other people will see and naturally worry or question.
as it sounds, some people harm themselves for attention.
do it to see WHO would worry over THEM.
there are those merely seeking companionship ...
someone comes and asks, ďwhatís goiní on? Is everything
The self harmer feels like that person might
actually be a worthy friend because they cared enough to
at it this way ...
injury is a way to express what someone is feeling when they
can not find or do not have the words for how they feel.
example, a more powerful way to tell someone that you love
them is by giving them a hug or a kiss Ö
Sometimes words canít express how you feel about someone.
same goes with frustration ... Words can not express the
feelings of frustration, anger, shame, guilt, regret, etc,
that someone feels Ö So they put it into a physical act to
try to express their feelings and get it out.
It is how they
people harm themselves as to be able to show people how they
feel when they are SCARED to use their words.
people who can not cope well, slowly become numb to the
world. They become almost like robots. Some people shut down
completely and do not even want to get out of bed. Others
still go to work or school, but express and even feel lil to
They have shut down. They are hiding within.
harm victims believe that self
injury gives a temporary feeling back to someone who feels
numb. Many self injurers BELIEVE that they will ďsnap outĒ of the numbness that
they begin to feel by forcing physical pain on their own bodies.
So, they do.
feels at times like it's become part of your identity,
feel like, though you may not like what you do, it's still
who you are.
So, you just give in to the temptation and just
do it. Youíve just accepted it as part of your life.
donít want to dieÖ but you donít want to be alive.
hate your life so much that just to make it through one more
day or even hourÖ you try to get some kind of a ďbuzzĒ.
just need a little push to make it a little longer.
may feel like there was a time in your past that your free
will was taken from you, so you give in now to pressure, temptation and
every bad moment that you feel and try to temporally make it
vanish by committing some kind of self injury.
started as a hobby became an addiction.
mark is covered by another lie. Each scar has it's own story.
feel dead already so whatís the worst that can happen?
cutter, always a cutterÖ right?
I did it again.
Full of regret and shame.
I donít know what Iím doing.
But Iím the only one to blame.
I run around in circles just to find myself.
I cringe at my name
I shun my own face.
I ruin my body.
I feel nothing but disgrace.
Iím not worthy of anything.
They all seem so strong.
They all seem so perfect.
And I seem soÖ wrong.
you sure about that?
believe these lies.
IS SELF HARM ABUSE TRUTH WITH WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE
BLESSING AND WHAT IS SELF HARM ABUSE CURE
may be one who does it, or know of someone who does and you
canít grasp why someone would do that to themselves or
you can help them to stop.
it is YOU and you want to quitÖ.
Or maybe you do not want to
quit, but want the desire to want to quit. You know it is
not good to do, but you feel it helps too much and you can
not find any other way to cope.
you want to be free?
you tired of allowing this to control you life?
your life back. Take control again.
You CAN overcome this
There ARE other ways to deal and cope with
things in your life, seeking attention from others, and
overcoming shameful regrets.
is the first day of the rest of our lives.
choose to create a personal journal that only we can read
and write in it each day.
we can jot down our thoughts about the experiences of that
day and/or what we want to focus on, such as anything which
touched us or that we may want to remember. Also, for those
thoughts or feelings that you are not able to share with
others, but need to share with yourself and get it out of you
so you can heal.
day, we will encounter and experience new opportunities of
Hope and Truth.
This journaling will help us remember the
best parts of our healing journey and what we really want to
remember for later and ask our self... How can we apply what
we have learned that day to OUR life right now.
about what we have talked about today and let's meet up
tomorrow and continue to the next day to really find
out the truth about ourselves.
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