Why?

Please note: this story references self harm.

I've started checking in on write to recovery in the mornings.  Sometimes I have no words to share and when this happens I read the stories shared by my fellow writers until the floodgates creak open....

I cut myself last night....

I don't know why?

It just seemed the right thing to do in the moment....

I put a plaster on it

And went to bed.....

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Lucky to be alive

Please Note: This piece contains references to suicide and abuse

My morning ritual commences - cuppa tea, roll up and head space zooming all over the universe.  Today, for the first time I can remember 'lucky to be alive' was where my spaceship lan...

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recovery,
self harm

Sharing the secret

Please note: this story references self harm.

My daughter discovered for the first time that I have used self harm as an coping mechanisim.  It all happened yesterday when she noticed a scar on my arm.  Her eyes widened and she asked me "Is that an accident or was it intenti...

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Voices in my head....CPTSD

This morning I awoke to a voice in my head saying "Be like a Normal Person!" and I feel myself shifting into mode...I'm working out what "normal" people look like and how t...

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unforgiving

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Pain inheritance

I'm so angry with you, mum and dad and my family growing up. It's ruined the 41 and a bit years of my life so far but I'm not gonna let it ruin the rest of it. Why couldn't you have confronted and sorted out your own problems an...

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