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I keep seeing all these moderated posts about self-harm.

I don't think it's fair that they stop us from talking about it. Self harm is NOT okay, but some of us (myself included) have been there and done that and don't plan on going back. I think that, as long as you don't post like "OMG YOUR LIFE SUX GO CUT IT'LL MAKE U FEEL BETTER", you should be allowed to speak your mind. If you feel like cutting, feel like it. Talk about it. Let us tell you that it won't help. Let us figure out why you want to, and give you tips on stopping.

It shouldn't be taboo. Between 2 and 3 million teens self-harm, and 70% of those cut themselves.
I can honestly say I don't know a single person under the age of 25 who hasn't cut. That doesn't make it okay by any means, though, it makes it awful. It saddens me that people reach out to such desperate measures in sadness. It saddens me that it's a problem that gets shoved under the rug. Your parents tell you to stop, then they forget about it, etc etc etc. It needs some light shed on it. Cutters need to feel like there are people who truly care, who've gone through it and want them to get through it, too.

There is a lot of depression in the MCR fandom, and that saddens me, too. Their message is about overcoming your vices, and not letting yourself slip away under the pressures of life NOT being sad and cutting, so those who are sad, or those who cut should be given a chance to express themselves, to rationalize their behavior in a place they feel comfortable.

I don't know if this is going to get moderated, but before it does:

To anybody who cuts, life does get better. Happiness is in your perspective, and if you keep yourself down by acting on depression instead of happiness, you're stalling the process. Combat sadness with happiness. Bad day? Do something you enjoy. Treat yourself. You should never harm yourself because life has harmed you. It's not cute, and it's not helpful, and honestly, in the future, you'll regret it.

I've been cut-free for 2 years now, and looking back on it, I can't think of any benefits. I can't think of anything I know now, that I wouldn't know if I didn't cut.

Good luck everybody, and keep running!~