“My scars do not make me ugly or weak, but are something that I can learn and grow from.”
Content Notice: Self-Harm, Suicide
When emotional pain cuts deep, self-harm can feel like the only answer. 
Drugs softened the edges of the stranglehold of depression. 
CN: This article contains descriptions of intrusive thoughts involving self-harm and CSA.  How many times have you heard someone refer to themselves as “being OCD” while they straightened up a picture hanging...
“It’s not like I actually did anything” isn’t an excuse.
The journey to accepting myself was harder than I could have ever imagined.