Do you have to cut to struggle with self-harm? #KatiFAQ | Kati Morton

Do you have to cut to struggle with self-harm? #KatiFAQ | Kati Morton


Hey everybody. Happy Thursday. And today is an FAQ video. [Trumpet noise]
Brr brr brr Hope you’re excited. If anybody was like me as a baby sitter. Everybody used to watch, ahh, Nick Junior. And it had that face guy that goes, Brr brr brr. That’s what that reminded me
of when I did that just then. So, anyways. If any of you are new to the new
schedule / what’s happening. Monday’s video always comes out. It has been coming out
for over three years. Can you believe it? So, Monday’s always the same. It’s always a topic video. That you can tell me if there is a video that
you want me to make a Monday video about. And then I make a list on my phone. I have this ridiculously long list. And I create videos based on that. And then Thursday is a wildcard day. It may be an FAQ. And I’m selecting my questions
from katimorton.com And youtube. So if you ask your questions under
Monday’s video or on the website. That’s how I find them. Still use the hash tag,
that makes it easy for me. And give me your journal topics too. Because I’m still going
to do journal topics. Because I think those
are really important. And I also want to apologise, I know that many of you on my last video, Were upset of the way that I
verbalised Transgender. And I just want to express, I’m sorry if I offended anyone. That was never. That is never my goal in anything. I don’t ever want to offend anyone. I’m learning too. And in all of the literature
that I was reading, It was just talking about the transition. And what that’s like. And I didn’t notice, myself, It’s my own fault. I didn’t notice that they
verbalised it in a different way. And I personally don’t specialise
in LGBT community work. I know a lot of therapists do. And so, I apologise. I didn’t mean to offend anyone. I’m trying to learn as well. And so, thank you for those
of you who let me know. And I will work on it. And I will learn from it. And We will learn together. So yeah, Just throwing that out there. But thanks for your feedback. I’m always open to your
constructive criticism. It helps me become a better me. Right. So, I have two questions today. And they’re pretty good. And they are very different. But things that I hear a lot. And I want to make sure that you
all know what’s up with them. Okay, so lets get going. First question says, ‘Hey Kati, I have recently been accepted,’ ‘Into a double bachelor
of nursing and psychology,’ ‘And I start in two weeks.’ Yay. ‘I have been struggling with an
eating disorder for four years,’ ‘And I have only now realising the
effects that it’s had on my body.’ There are a lot of effects she lists. And if you are wondering, there are, there
is a video I put out a long time ago, Called ‘The results
of an eating disorder’. But she says, Heart rate slow, low blood pressure, infrequent
periods, chronic headaches, stuff like that. ‘Since Christmas my eating disorder has
gotten worse and I want to get better.’ ‘I don’t want to feel this way any more.’ ‘Only two people actually know about it.’ ‘And it’s so exhausting trying
to hide it constantly.’ I know, right. I hear that from a lot of my clients. ‘I am worried that reaching out now
and asking for help while studying,’ ‘A bachelor of psychology will affect my
opportunities once I complete my studies.’ ‘Would it affect job opportunities?’ ‘Do I have to be in recovery or recovered
before I can start working as a therapist?’ ‘Thank you for everything that
you do. You inspire me.’ Aww. Okay, so a couple of things. When you are in school,
it’s fine to get help. And technically speaking, everything
that is said in therapy is confidential. So, no it can’t affect what you do
because you have to share the information. They can’t share it without
you saying that it’s okay. So I encourage you, please
please reach out, get help. Talk to people about it. The more we talk about our eating disorder
the less power it has over us. However, there is some stipulation. Sorry, my chair is really tight here. There is some stipulation when it comes to
getting jobs in eating disorder clinics. Now, in my experience, And I don’t know, obviously I have not
worked in every clinic across the world. But the places that I worked, Did ask you in your interview. Have you had an eating disorder. If so how long ago. How long have you been recovered. All of that information. Because I had a lot of people
that I worked with who did. They were recovered. And that’s fine. There is nothing that can hinder us, Our mental health past does not
have to predict our future in any way. But many places will require, Mine required, I think my friend said it
was like two years you had to be, You had to be in recovery for
two years in order to work there. But that is like a very
niche certain thing. You can work anywhere and no
one has to know your history. I would encourage you, however, So that’s like a legal, you know,
written thing. And it has to happen in some places
is something you consider. But from a standpoint of
health and wellness. I would encourage any and all of you. If you are considering working in the counselling,
social work, therapy, psychology world. That you take care of yourself first. If you are in school, Get in to therapy now. Start working on your own recovery. Because we can do whatever we want. It doesn’t matter. We don’t have to be ‘all of the way well and
recovered’ in order to help other people. But I will tell you, You will burn out if you
don’t take care of yourself. You will find that you’re giving
so much to your clients, That you have nothing left for yourself. And your recovery will slip. And so I would encourage any of you
out there to get help for yourself. Because when we do that, Then and only then are we
able to fully help our clients, In the way that they are going to need. And be of true support for them. Because otherwise we don’t have
all of the energy to give. Because we are working on our own stuff. And it’s really hard. And it can be stressful. And we can have days where we’re
feeling really weak and tired. Or we have those headaches. Or whatever. So yeah, Make sure you take care of yourself
first before helping others. It’s almost like in the
aeroplane, you know, You put your mask on yourself
before you help someone else. So that we can all survive. Okay. Now, question number two, ‘Hello Kati,’ Well hello. So proper. ‘I was wondering if scratching
yourself till you bleed,’ ‘When you’re feeling extremely
down is considered self harm.’ ‘Well is it considered self harm only when
you use a knife or a blade?’ ‘I really appreciate your website and
your videos, thanks for everything.’ You’re very welcome. I love doing this. To be truthful, what I do
right now is my passion. This is my passion. So, is scratching yourself till you bleed
when you’re feeling low self harm? Yes. That’s a short answer. If I was making a really short video,
I would be like, Yes. That is. And the truth is, Self harm can be anything where
you are harming yourself. I have had clients who bang
their heads against walls. Burn themselves. Cut themselves. Some people even hurt themselves with, If they have diabetes,
taking their insulin. Not taking their insulin. Stuff like that. People will utilise that as a way
to harm themselves. I have people punch walls with
no covers on their hands. And their hands are really
swollen and bruised and bloodied. That’s self harm. There are a lot of things we
can do to hurt ourselves. And it doesn’t have to just be a knife. It doesn’t have to be cutting. That’s why we call it
self injury or self harm. Because that’s all encompassing. It can a ton of different things. So I would encourage you to start, Check out my self harm
workbook on the website. It’s free. And that can be really helpful. And if you aren’t already
seeing a therapist, I would encourage you to
reach out and find someone. So that you can get the support that you
need while you work through it. And DBT therapy tends to be the best. If we are struggling with self harm. Okay. And that is it. My journal topic is something
that has just been, It has on instagram I saw
it and it was amazing. Working with, I don’t know, three or four
of my clients on this right now. And it came up again in a conversation, I have a group of therapists
I sit with every week, To kind of talk about what’s going on. It’s come up a lot. And the quote is, ‘Don’t be so afraid of relapsing
that you can’t recover.’ That’s powerful. And that can apply to all of us. It’s almost, It’s in life, it’s like, Don’t be so afraid of failing
that you don’t take the leap. That you don’t challenge yourself. That you don’t push yourself further. Because I can tell you
that even as an adult. As a person with, you know,
technically I guess ‘my shit’s together’, There are times when I’m afraid that
something might not work out. Like creating these videos. I’m afraid to put
information out sometimes, For fear that I might get a lot
of negative comments back. Because, anybody who is on youtube, Any of my youtubers out there, Woo. There is some really
shitty people online. And they are really negative. And you can worry about that happening. For fear, you know,
that that might happen. You don’t do it. You’re frozen. But instead, every week I
take that leap of faith. I do it because I know that the cost, Like the benefit out ways the cost. The cost is minimal. And sometimes it’s worth taking the risk. And you’re worth taking a risk. Don’t be so afraid of relapse
that you can’t recover. Don’t be so afraid that working on that
really hard thing with your therapist, That you are stuck and you can’t move on. Don’t be so afraid of quitting that
job and taking that better job, Because you just don’t know
if you can quite do it. Because I know you can. And it’s just a, to me
it’s like a life lesson. It’s something that we have to
keep teaching ourselves. So what does it mean to you when I say, ‘Don’t be so afraid of relapse
that you can’t recover’ What’s that mean to you? I think it’s a good one. I love you all. I’ll see you on Monday. And then on Thursday it might be media. I actually think I found an
article that was sent out to me, And I think I’m going to talk about that. But if I do an FAQ, you have to ask your
questions below Monday’s video. And on the website. Bye! Subtitles by the Amara.org community

60 comments

  1. Absolutely love your videos Kati 😃 I'm new and I just keep watching them,they are so interesting!! I'm doing my final project for graduation in high school (I live in Italy, we call it "tesina" which means short thesis) on SH and EDs and misconceptions people have about them and you are helping me very much, I'll definitely put your website in my sources!!

  2. Hello kati My question is i have been under employed for over 3 years due to the effects of major depression and ptsd due to trauma. I am at the point where i have to return to full time work in the field i was trained in. Which is totally different then i am now. What do i need to tell prospective employers about why i was under employed? Will it keep them from employing me? Also should i work a plan out in case symptoms intensify? They change quite quickly,and severely. What do you think? Also do you have some different coping skills that can help this?thank you the vids are great!

  3. Hi kati I just have a question I keep getting letter though the door for my mum which says to the parent or guardian of Charlotte brooks and I take them and hide them from her because I'm scared of the content what should I do ? #katiFAQ x

  4. Hey Kati, is it bad that I feel like my eating issues are so on and off that I don't have a problem? I feel like if I mentioned it people wouldn't take me seriously. Like last time I was in my starvation phase I could feel my heart being affected. I had to leave an exam at one point because I could barely move my arm/shoulder and felt like I was having a heart attack. I think about starving enough to get myself hospitalized so I don't have to ask someone for help, I'd literally rather rather risk death than voluntarily bring that kind of attention to myself. At least if I was hospitalized, I'd obviously really have a problem they couldn't deny… And I'm not sure if I even want or need it, I may starve, but I have binge periods twice as long as my starving periods where I'm fine, but all I think about is when I can starve myself again without failing out of college. I guess I just don’t know what to do, or if I should even do anything at this point. Thanks a ton for your videos, they’re amazing.

  5. I hope no one i know sees this but can you possibly speak on trichatillomania? (sorry if i misspelled that) (picking and pulling hair) ive struggled since the 5th grade with this and im pretty sure no one knows what it is. My husband thinks it should be easy to stop doing it but its not, its almost as if i like doing it but i hate it at the same time… Sorry if this isnt self harm related, i thought it may be?

  6. i used to bite myself as a form of self harm and it would always annoy me how people only see self harm as cutting. thankfully i haven't hurt myself in a really long time but i still have tiny scars and they annoy me…

  7. Self harm definitely doesn't have to leave a mark or any physical evidence. If you are inflicting ANY kind of physical pain on yourself at all PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE seek help because you don't want it to escalate and you are worth recovery! It gets so much better and there's no better feeling than being able to say "it's been X amount of time since I hurt myself". Stay strong guys!

  8. #katiFAQ  Hello Kati,
    I have learning disabilities and also depression and anxiety disorders.  I get tired and overwhelmed easily when I'm working.  The other day I burst into tears because I was so anxious about stuff and tired from work.  I take medication and see a psychiatrist but I've still been feeling anxious lately.  When I'm doing my school placement I'm a bit slow at things and my supervisor is nice but it really stresses me out and it takes a lot out of me.  I find that I can't multi-task.  This is the second career I'm going to school for.  I used to work at daycares and I found working with other people made me clam up and feel more nervous plus I found it to be very overstimulating.  I'm now in school to be a Library Technician, I'm not sure if it's just my placement but I get very overwhelmed and stressed, especially lately.  Maybe it's because I'm almost done and the pressure is on for me to pass.  I'm just not good with people!

  9. I have a question I really hope you can answer I'm a little over a year in recovery and struggling g not to relapse. Can you explain to my why is self harm bad. Like let's say we live in a perfect world with no mental health stigma. Mental illness was treated as a physical illness so there was no shame or guilt etc associated with self harm. Scars fade and if you're careful you won't get an infection. As long as you know where not to cut or cut deep you should he fine. So why is it bad. Drugs kill brain cells people addicted to sex can spread STDs or potentially get someone pregnant/become pregnant so why is cutting so bad???? Please help me understand I want to relapse so badly I need anything to grab on to so I can keep recovering.

  10. Your video reminds me of the quote in the movie A Cinderella Story (the one with Hilary Duff in) " Don't let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game."

  11. Hey Kati, I would like to start by saying I love your videos, they are so inspiring and helpful. I think I may suffer from an eating disorder and have self harmed. If I self harm, does that mean I have a mental illness? How can I ask for help without drawing too much attention to myself? And do you have any tips to give me, to stop self harm and recover? Thank you so much, you are so inspiring x

  12. Hi Kati.! I have been watching your videos for a while now and I just wanted to let you know that they have really helped me reach out. Mainly the ones on self harm like this one. So THANKYOU.! my question to you is how do I convince my parents that therapy would be good for me.? They are under the impression that I don't need therapy instead I only need to talk to them about how I am feeling.. But that's just impossible. Any advise!? Thankyou again.! <3

  13. Omg!! You have no idea what that journal topic means to me right now!!
    "Don't be so afraid of relapse that you can't recover. "
    This thought was literally the focus of my whole therapy session yesterday, usually we nearly always talk about the past, and what happened, and it's all focused on my past, but this sessions my therapist told me she wanted me to only talk about the future. She asked me what my dreams/aspirations where, what I wanted from life, what I enjoy, what my hobbies are,favourite colour,music etc. we discussed how "stuck" I've been in a really shitty place, unhappy and unsatisfied with life,and how I can only change that. She mentioneder how I seem stuck from fear, and that my life is passing me by and I am holding on to the past so tight and it's using up so much of my energy and life that I can't even begin to see my future. But that I shouldn't be afraid anymore and that I could reach all of those hopes I was wishing for and meet my goals in life like getting married, having children, getting a mortgage, getting a new job that I actually want to do, and be happy and settled.
    It made me think so much and all day today I've been thinking and reflecting on it.
    It's really powerful, and when you think about it it kind of simplifies your thoughts and your life. Puts you back in control.
    The past doesn't have to control me anymore. I'm excited what I'm about to become and do with my life now.

  14. The quote was so true. For a year even if I was trying to stop I could not not keep a blade on me. Just not having a blade was triggering.
    I have been clean for six months the longest in nearly ten years, but I still cringed when you ran through the types of self injury.
    Thank you Kati for be so open and willing to talk about mental health so openly.

  15. #katifaq Hey kati I just added you to my circles so this should work Anyway..I have no privacy with my parents especially once they found out about my depression and self harm. It makes me really frustrated and not want to talk to them about anything. I also recently found out my mom has been discretely emailing my school counselor about my issues and I just feel like I can't control anything on my own (which worsens my self harm urges) what do I do? I don't want to talk to my parents or mom about this because she's already nosy enough in my life. I just want your opinion.?w

  16. Hi Kati..well I have been through a few tragic dramatic events in my life that changed my life within the past few years..I've been just irritable and I don't like myself and I just wanna feel myself how can I change this? I tried talking about these events with people but the more I do I have nightmares about it..I'm also always having extremely sweaty palms I'm assuming from stress but it's affecting my life daily and it's embarrassing? do you think I should mention it more to my doctor because she sent me to therapy but then the nightmares occurred from talking..what do you think i should do? please help #katifaq

  17. #KatiFAQ Hi Kati 🙂 I was wondering if you could do a Monday video based on teenage depression. I know you have some on depression but dose age make a difference ? Thank you for all you do , you have helped me through so ment thing. You have inspired me so much that I have reached out for help and am no receiving counseling:-)

  18. is there such thin g as being ill for too long to get better? #katifaq I've had an ED for most of my life, BED then BN/Restriction for 8 years. I'm 24. I don't want to be sick forever

  19. I really like this video. To me it seems like this new schedule is working for you, because somehow you seem more 'present'. 🙂 I love how you're modelling prioritizing self-care to us!

  20. In school I had lessons on pre-medical rescue and this teacher used to say: best lifesaver is alive lifesaver (which meant you always should make sure you're safe before attempting to save others because it something happens to you it won't help anyone). It stuck in my mind since because it reminds me I always should take care of myself first to be able to help others.

  21. Can you make a video about people using mental illnesses as moods or emotions(I don't know if I explained it right) example: omg I'm so depressed right now, haha my ocd is so bad etc. it's really annoying and even hurtful

  22. Hi Katie

    I have a question. What is your opinion on doing up a safety plan with your counselor for the times you are in crisis. I have had mixed feelings about it in the last week and don't know if I should make one or not.

    Thanks
    Anna

  23. #katiFAQ Hey kati, I have been selfharming for 3 years now and have recently stopped and have for aboout 2 months however the urges are really strong I dont really want to talk to anyone about it. love the videos, Hannah 🙂

  24. Kati you don't to have apologize, to those freaking Idiots, you didn't do nothing wrong, so why apologize for something you didn't do, you didn't offend none of those so called trans-genders, not even the so called LBGT so called community. I'm here to tell you Kati that what you probably said was the truth? so don't pay them no mind you keep on telling it, like it really is, and don't let nobody, don't let nobody tell you that political correctness, is true because it's not true it's a lie, so don't believe of what a liberal minded fool is telling you. because they don't know what they are talking about, and they all don't have the correct facts, what you said about Mr. Bruce Jenner, being a trans-gender, and his family is accepting it, and the fact that it's bad, Mr. Jenner is a man that won the 1976 Olympics, he won a gold medal, he represented this country as a man. his mother knows it. even Mr. Jenner knows it. so Kati listen to me when I say this? you did nothing wrong, you shouldn't apologize for something you didn't do, so your good, don't pay them no mind just ignore them, pretend as if they were all dead to you.

  25. Kati Morton you didn't do nothing to offend nobody, that's the liberal society coming after you for no reason, you have the right to say what ever you want this is the United States of America, U.S.A. not Russia, or China, or North Korea, or Pakistan, because they all can't say what they want to say over there, not even protest against their government because they have gotten killed for speaking up, because those 4 communist countries are communists, they are for communism, where here in the United States of America is Capitalism, so you have the right to say? whatever you want to say, I'm not a liberal Kati I want you to know that.  

  26. And.. this is just to say Thank You, for putting these videos out there.. I personally, random person out there, really appreciate and they help a lot on those days I'm struggling to be more aware and learn about other people's struggles and emotions and feelings. So.. thank you!  <3

  27. #katiFAQ  Hi Kati, I sufferd from Anorexia for 12 months when I was 10 and I got help and was recoverd but I am now 13 and my mum and dad broke up and my mum is seeing someone new but I don't like him ad he sort of makes fun of me. But as she and him are getting further in to their relationship I can feel my eating disorder coming back! What do I do??

    Love your videos, they help a lot!
    Lots of love x

  28. Two things. One can you still be become a firefighter if you have been hospitalized for sewacidle thoughts. Two I am really concerned that the situation in Ukraine will turn into ww3 and I will end up being drafted and this has been on my mind a lot. Is there any way I can detense my self.

  29. How can I get through to my family, husband included, that my 30+ yrs of treatment-resistant severe depression is not something that I can just "snap out of"?

  30. Please help, I'm afraid my friend is developing an eating disorder, she has been refusing to eat and is constantly worried about how she looks, I don't know what to do in this situation, please help. She has a history of self harm and has been clean for over a year, I'm afraid she will start again if she doesn't get help soon. Who do I go to? And how do I do so without her getting upset with me?

  31. #katiFAQ  Hi Kati. Is it possible to get over wishing you had "real" parents who loved and cared about you? How? Growing up I never really had any adults supporting me – most adults in my life were abusive, or just didn't care – and even though I'm 19 now and fine on my own, I feel like I'm always looking for trustworthy adults, wishing they would "adopt" me. It's like I missed out on being a kid, I didn't even realize it until recently and now it's too late. Will I ever be able to fill that hole I feel inside?

  32. I like the journal topic. It is really powerful as you said. I just need it now so that I can use it for school too. And about negative comments form other people, it happened a lot in every aspect of life, so all what each of us need is self confidence and not to be bias and criticize of what others do and think if it's not affect anyone else lives or hurt any one then let them. live their lives as how they want.
    I found this quote a long time ago, and I try to use it for my life:
    The greatest prison you could ever live in is the fear of what other people think.

  33. lol the first girl on here beat me to the punch on my question but yes I agree…I'm in school for social work and we talk about self care a lot but I was kind of thinking about the recovery stuff too so very good connection there 🙂 

  34. Hey Kati
    Please capfuls you make a video on how to help yourself if there is no possible help around you (if you are quite young I am only 12) x This could really be idiot me as I cannot get help from school or family or outside of everything. Thank You So Much For Your Time Reading this. Xx

  35. Hi Kati, one of my friends knows about my eating disorder and whenever we talk its ALL we talk about. Is there any way I can stop this? I used to keep it secret ro everyone but now that a she knows its like I trigger myself almost too when I talk to her. Thank you so much for the videos, youve saved my life from suicide twice. Thanks Kati:)

  36. I wish that somebody had told me that scratching is also a form of self harm. I used to tell myself "you're not bad enough because you don't cut".

  37. Hi Kati, I'm currently studying to get a degree, this is my first year. I have two months left of this year and I'm beginning to stress a lot and I am an anxious person so I am organised but yet I am still managing to get stressed. From stressing I have been getting a lot of very bad headaches and feeling sick this is causing me to not keep on top of the big work load I have at the moment. This is also causing me to become more stressed and I am worried its going to get worse. If this gets worse I have a tendency to give up because i wont manage it all and I am worried because I have done so well to make it this far I can't give up! Please does anyone have any advice or know if its something else ?? Anything will help! Thank you and I love your videos!

  38. Hi Kati! I'm 16 and have depression. The past month I have been increasingly suicidal, to the point where I cannot go to school. I've told my therapist and psychiatrist about this, but I feel like they're not taking me seriously. What is your advice, as I am becoming increasingly unsafe every day.
    Thanks so much! #katifaq

  39. Dear Kati
    I am stuck in the hospital and I have a eating disorder and my doctor does not know how to treat me with my eating disorder and wants to put a feeding tube in and I tell her that is not going to help me want food again and that she thinks because I have a self harm problem it is a form of the self harm problem and is trying to scare me into eating again I tell her how I feel and think about eating and she goes beside the point of this problem I have I have asked to maybe go to a clinic for it and she won't let me go I have no form of therapy on a daily basis of any kind I am just stuck I need help with getting the doctor to understand their is more to a feeding tube when it comes down to the problem

  40. Anyone who took something you said as offensive needs to seriously stop drinking coffee or get a puppy or something.

  41. Kati, hi! I'd like to say that your videos are really encouraging, and helpful. I've been struggling with anxiety and depression for a year now and I have had self harm and suicidal issues. Ever since I graduated high school I've developed a passion for psychology, and I plan to get a diploma, a bachelor of social science and then a master's in clinical work. But my concern is the scars I have on my arms, the scars are covered all over my arms and thighs. & with all the scars that are visible, I'm afraid I won't be able to apply for college, or university or in the future I won't get accepted for a job in social work. I'm seeing a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist on the road to recovery but I'm afraid that in the future the anxiety and depression might return. I hope you'll see this and will appreciate your response. Thank you, keep doing what you're doing. 🙂

  42. hat do you do, when nobody understands what you're going through even when you keep saying, saying, and saying. But they still say things that hurt you?

  43. Self-harm can be committed sooooooo many ways.  I'm a psych major, and used to self-harm.  believe me

  44. I just found your channel seeing you on the vid con panel with shep689. I'm so glad I found this channel. I'm slowly going thru your videos that cover the issues I suffer from. I'm physically disabled and have been since birth, have struggled with it all my life but more so the last 20 years. Also have Depression, anxiety and I self harm. Don't self harm all the time and sometimes I don't do it when I can't cope anymore but I think about it alot.

  45. Kati what if my urge to spiral downwards is greater than my will to get better? i haven't been hospitalized in years but a death in the family has triggered very bad self harm. I am 40 and never dreamed i'd be doing this. i can barely move my left arm its in so much pain. Any motivational advice?

  46. I know you keep saying "reach out, Get help" but what if you dont want to talk or even fear that if you talk then your problems, health problems become real? How do i reach out if i have no willpower to or even want to, but know i should because i am and continue to get worse???… Thank you Kati for being a source of help, T.

  47. When I was in high school I used to scratch myself pretty badly, I stopped once I developed an eating disorder because I had something else to focus my energy or lack of energy on. A couple months ago, 11-12 years after I stopped scratching I began again. I was able to stop after a couple weeks because I had people that noticed quickly and they helped me through it. I think that is important, when I was 15 people noticed but no one said anything, my eating disorder was even encouraged, now if I self destruct I have people around to help me put myself back together.

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