How I managed to stop self-injuring and get on with my life

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PART OF THE “BREAKING THE CODE OF SILENCE” SERIES

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n insightful and informative account of overcoming self-harm. The comments are also an invaluable source of information for anyone wishing to understand this widespread practice which affects people of all ages, men and women alike.

How I managed to stop self-injuring and get on with my life by Mary Hamilton

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Desperation in the City of Dreaming Spires

Society has strict ideas about what is acceptable to talk about, and what isn’t. When you chose to break this code of silence, you run the risk of being ridiculed, ostracised, even threatened. If your words make people uncomfortable, to protect themselves – they judge. Suddenly, you find yourself on the outside looking in. This is how the culture of shame keeps its victims mute.

But secrets eat away at you. They weigh you down and, like a cancer, spread to other areas of your life, contaminating, changing, so that eventually, you become a different person. The only way out is to break your silence, before the silence breaks you.