Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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Self Harm: A Perspective of an Adolescent

Self Harm A Prespective of an AdolescentSelf harm isn’t suicide.

I know, because I do it.

People that don’t harm themselves, usually think this:

a. “You do it for attention. Wannabe.”

b. “You’re not even gonna die! Why not cut your head off?” Aaaaaaand then back to the attention-seeking thing.

c. “OHHHMYGODD  she is soooooo creepy. She’s such a psycho, ew.”

I know this, because I have gone through all three.

Well, here’s the truth:

I don’t know about the rest, but I don’t do it for attention. I can have attention if I want it.

And, yeah, I don’t do it because I wanna die.

My reason for cutting is that… You know how, when you grow up, it’s so sudden, and it finally starts to feel real, but soooooo much changes and it all feels like a dream? That’s somewhat what I go through everyday.

Sometimes, the dream is more of a nightmare. And maybe, I can’t take it anymore, maybe I just wanna wake up from this hell of a life.

But, that’s when I cut.

I cut, so I can remind myself, that this is who I am now. I have to brace the pain, face my worst fears, because life isn’t a playground anymore, it’s all real, and I’m real. This pain is real.

I don’t give up when I cut. I keep myself from doing just that when I do.

And I’m no psycho, period. Have you met or seen Norman Bates?

…. Now, that is psycho.

 

And, here’s a little word of advice to everyone who cuts: 

It’ll go away when it has to. I can try to stop you, but you’re the only one that can really stop yourself. Find comfort in someone older or wiser, maybe some friend, even, someone that understands. And of no one does, do what I do: write. Or sing. Or dance. Anything that makes you happy, really. But don’t suppress the pain.

 

And, here’s advice to those who don’t cut:

If someone you know cuts, don’t make fun of them, or call them ‘psycho’. You may not even know it, but you’re cutting even deeper into their soul. These words hurt, and it’ll someday make someone completely hollow.

So, yeah, self harm isn’t suicide.

To me, it’s a way for the truth to settle in.

It isn’t dramatic, like in the movies or books or legendary stories.

It isn’t even brave, hell.

But it isn’t fake and cowardice, either.

 

STAY STRONG.

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