S1 E12 of The Bipolar Writer Podcast

Cutting and Self Harm – Why So Serious?

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\*disclaimer\* I am not advocating that cutting is right or wrong. For some people, like myself, it is just a way you have to live with when emotional pain becomes unbearable for a good portion of my life. This subject means the world to me. When I look at the scars on my arm, it is a constant reminder of who I was and how far I have come since I was a teenager. It’s a sensitive subject, but I would rather talk about it than push it to the side. Here is my story of how cutting and self-harm was a significant part of my life.

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12 Replies to “S1 E12 of The Bipolar Writer Podcast”

  1. This is amazing 👏🏻 you are doing amazing things for others as well as for yourself. Cant wait to listen! 💛💛💛

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      1. It absolutely is. Recently have dealt with this since 2019. But rising above it and figuring out other ways to handle! This is a great message for all of those struggling to hear. Thank you!

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  2. Great post and such a taboo subject to tackle. I have my scars and people squirm at the sight of them and look horrified. They neglect to ask the reason why and their origin. It’s sometimes actually a blessing for me as it means I don’t have to converse with certain people. My experience was a short term period of 3 or 4 weeks. The first time it happened I had no recollection of it. I’d had a bath and gone to bed. In the night I woke up to go to the toilet, my arm was wrapped in a towel, I walked in the bathroom to see the bath looking like a murder scene. I have no recollection of it at all. I must have hit a manic high bipolar phase, that’s the only explanation I can give. Since then, I’ve had 2 further episodes were I was just so numb from emotion I was just trying to invoke some sort of feeling. Luckily, I haven’t had any problems in nearly a year

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  3. 𝗠𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱, 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝘆. 𝗜 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝗦𝘁.

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