I’m a person who used to self harm.
I don’t want to go in the reasons why, but I used to do it frequently with whatever I could find lying around.
A month and half ago I self harmed for the last time. Since then I have faced further challenges and have been able to fight to the urge through distraction techniques and seeking help.
However todays like today make it hard.
A few years ago I had a penpal who used to live in Canada.
I found her by accident on a social media site when I was going through some stuff with a friend at school and we started messaging a lot.
We have long since stopped talking, but what has always stuck with me was the vivid descriptions she used to send me about living in Calgary.
I’ve just heard that the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has committed suicide.
I know little of his music, but I know how he inspired my friends and helped them through rough times.
Mental health is no joke. Continue reading