Featured Advocate: Julie from Self Harm_A Silent Cry 4/4/14

ImageJulie: I became an advocate of mental illness because it  was something for me to get things out instead of hurting myself.

I never knew what I was doing had a name. I started hurting myself at a very young age. When I was about 8 or 9, I used to burn plastic or candles on my legs and hands cause of the things that was going in my home and I had no one to talk to. I stopped cause my mom said that was for crazy people.

I stopped the self hurting and started bottling them in and when it was too much i would just bite my lips and scream in my head or just blast the music. I didn’t cut until 2006. This  was my first deep cut that sent me to the hospital and mental ward for 5 days.  I was then diagnosed  with PTSD /Deep Depression/ Anxiety ADHD and not too long ago BPD.

When they told me what i was doing had a name it is Deliberate Self Harm (DSH) and I had it I was surprised and started researching  it but right now I’ve been clean for a while. I don’t cut right now. You can’t say never, but now i scratch my arms till they are red and then i put them under hot boiling water.

I have gone through a lot. I always thought I was alone so I started my page to get my story out and what I found was others just like me. There was  no judgement. There was just love and people  needing help.  This is when I started helping people instead of focusing on me.

I help others to deal with their demons. I stared my page and  one of my online friends added me to her group when I was in too deep and didn’t know what to do. She took time to me help me and because of her my page was born. After a few months of having my page, I lost her to a car accident. Now the group is broken and she is no longer with us, but because of her and her belief in my page and despite our ups and downs, a year later the page is strong.

Self Harm_A Silent Cry

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Is a cry that is always ignored,
But no more it’s real and we need to educate those that don’t understand.
Is not an attention seeker is part of us…
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Education and self awareness are the best
way to help and know when a friend or family member
is crying for help… DON”T JUDGE!
Facebook Page ID 120611691458644Education y advertencia son las mejores
formas de ayudar y aprender cuando un amigo o familiar
estan llorando por ayuda…NO JUSGES!
Facebook Page ID 120611691458644
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Any inbox private messages you send me: NEVER will your confidential information ever be shared. It is my policy to not disclose your information to others!***
PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT a professional OF ANY KIND, and WILL NOT give out ANY type or form of medical advice WHAT-SO-EVER!
***If you are suicidal or are thinking of hurting yourself, please either call 911, or the Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and here’s the link
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. Once again, I am NOT a professional OF ANY KIND, please consult a licensed professional
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