Laura said Self harm is a private ordeal, it is an act of mental pain, fear and distress. Managing self harm on my reaction to the physical and mental waves of intense anxiety and panic, because I just want the anxiety and fear symptoms gone. I know the anxiety and panic are very likely to hit, I’ve got a massive added pressure on myself and from society to not self harm. There is a fear of what other people would think of me, , but another large part of this pressure is about protecting other people from seeing my own pain. I felt comfortable with her, and because I trusted her and knew she understood to hold myself together desperately and hide anything I was struggling with. That was a huge relief, and release too for a lot of the tension and anxiety. I was feeling entirely unrelated to my mental health helped a lot.
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