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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Tue, Feb. 24th, 2004 07:11 pm
Self-Injury Awareness Day

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mamishka
mamishka
Mamishka
Tue, Feb. 24th, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)

As a person who fits the category, I could try to explain to you how it works for me if you're interested in trying to understand it more. It's clear to me that it can be very different for different people. I think educating and illuminating the behavior and the problem is a good one. I generally keep it very much to myself because people in general don't understand, don't want to understand, don't care to understand, and don't try to understand and worst of all make those of us who have been compelled or driven to inflict pain upon ourselves to feel like pathetic fucked up freaks, too ashamed to share this painful experience and thus going on through life feeling shunned, misunderstood, uncared for, ashamed, embarassed, and ostracized. So yay, maybe this will help some, or at least bring a little more compassion to those who are fortunate enough not to suffer the compulsion to resort to such measures.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Wed, Feb. 25th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)

I understand at least how it works for several individuals I know. If you want to talk about it I'm glad to listen.

I have a very strange ambivalence about the self-injury awareness in particular because it's not clear (not just to me--not clear to researchers in general) whether self-injury is on the rise in recent years or merely openness about self-injury. If it's a rise in openness that's nothing but good. If self-injury is on the rise since it got media attention then that's maybe problematic. Only "maybe" because it *is* a coping strategy, so maybe it's replacing more self-destructive behaviors, you know?

Whee. Ambivalence, as I say.


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