People don't take self
harmers seriously. They don't realize how much pain they are
In fact, they
underestimate how much pain they are in. Don't you realize
how upset a person
has to be to drag a razor across their skin? Don't you
realize how miserable a person must
to lock themselves away somewhere and burn themselves? Don't
you realize how cheerless
someone must be to raise their hand in the air and slam it
against their body, time and time
again, until they are covered in bruises?
No, you don't.
You shouldn't joke about things like that. You shouldn't
overlook people who do that to
themselves. You should help them. Don't disrespect those
people, they are quite obviously
in so much pain.
Don't tell them to do it. Don't tell them it doesn't
mean anything. They do it as a release,
for that moment they forget all their problems, everything, all
they can focus on is inflicting
the pain. It's terrible...it's saddening..it's self
Those two words.
They're actually quite powerful if you really go into it.
They are so miserable that they turn
to harming themselves to get away from it all.
Self harm isn't a
joke. Don't treat it like