National Suicide Prevention Week (Possible Trigger Warning!)

It’s been 103 days since the last time I took a blade to my skin in order to distract myself from the horror of my own mind. In November, it will be a year since I tried to commit suicide which landed me in a mental institution. In honour of National Suicide Prevention Week, I’d like to take the time to blog about a few illnesses that consumed my life for over 11 years (and counting). This particular post will be about my struggle with self-harm.

*******I will try to keep triggers out of these coming posts, but I know everyone is triggered by different things, so please be cautious! These posts are about awareness and my road to recovery, so the last thing I want to do is cause anyone to harm themselves.

The earliest I can remember doing any kind of self-harm was in middle school (either seventh or…

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