Today is self harm awareness day, would you like to post a song for people who this may concern?

Frank Turner - Reasons Not To Be An Idiot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xfdGXA62ZM

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Self harm can occur in a number of ways, most commonly cutting with a sharp object but others such as alcohol abuse, burning and hair pulling is also harming one's self. It is not a form of attention, in most cases anyway. Most are embarrassed and will do everything in their power to hide these scars. Most suffer from mental illness's and are trying to cope with a situation, feel as they are numb on the inside or feel as though they are not in control of their life; the list doesn't stop there but i will. The fact that if you are self harming talking to someone trusted will help is true.. the stereotypes surrounding self harming are false.

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BQ: Orange is the awareness colour for self harm.. what's your favourite song containing the word orange??

Update:

@♚Şрhĩņxy-Hijinxs. ha i've been there. I have an anxiety/ panic disorder and depression and it's a horrible feeling of needing that release for whatever reason then feeling so guilty after but not being able to stop. It becomes an addiction and so exhausting trying to hide them all the time. I don't feel so bad writing it here because i'm on the internet in a safe environment but it's not something i'd tell people in real life because of fear of being judged and that shouldn't be the case. I hate people think it's for attention because the only time i thought of people seeing them was when i was embarrassed by the whole situation. But yeah anyway just wanted to say that but the song i posted i used to listen to over and over with a few others and the words became so powerful to me. Someone can always relate to you, you are not alone.

Update 2:

**and the way you perceive others and how you think others perceive you is not always right.

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    Good evening Aurora :)

    As someone who has had trichotillomania for over 20 years, I know how important it is for people to have a better understanding of just what 'self-harm' is.

    Music has always been my main therapy - the place I retreat to when I need to get away from whatever is causing me stress {though sometimes the situation occurs when / where it is not possible to do this}.

    The music I choose to hear depends totally on my mood in that moment, and, though it may seem odd to some, can often be 'dark' in tone - yet I use it to release the tension rather than sink deeper into it.

    dark :~

    'Anesthesia' ~ Type O Negative

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q2JVWD703M

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    light :~

    'Songbird' ~ Fleetwood Mac {CMcV}

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_JdKJQPS9I

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    other :~

    'Another Girl's Paradise' ~ Tori Amos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRa3iIFX1H4

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    BQ: Having trouble with orange, but...

    'Tangerine' ~ Led Zeppelin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xm3SykupD0

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  • 3 years ago

    Self Harm Awareness Days

  • 4 years ago

    Today meaning 29-Feb or 1-Mar? If it is 29-Feb it is really morbid, once every four years? Self harm can be addictive so are there awareness days for all types of additions? There should be!! As we progress there will be. We've come a long way when it comes to awareness.

  • 7 years ago

    Hullo Aurora

    Get cape. Wear cape. Fly: Once More With Feeling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata...

    BQ. Alexi Murdoch: Orange Sky

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata...

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  • I'm sorry but I kind of giggled at the title of that Frank Turner song.

    I have Bipolar Disorder myself and I self-harmed one time, by scratching andpicking at my face. It's not something that is easily controlled at all. It took me like months to stop doing it, even though I knew it was making me look and feel bleh.

    Also I lost my Uncle last year who also had Bipolar, and would cope by drinking a lot of alcohol. His death was caused by accidental intoxication. I know that sounds like an oxymoron. But what I mean is that he fell over and, smacked his head hard which killed him. I still miss him too, everytime I listen to a Hendrix song since he loved Hendrix.

    Anyway my song is going to be an uplifting one - Patty Smyth and Scandal - The Warrior: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIDaBF8LILk

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    "Shooting at the walls of heartache, Bang! Bang! I am The Warrior!"

    BQ: "Peeling An Orange" - Talk Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP1NZAFOJRU

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  • 7 years ago

    Ascendancy - Trivium

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqwiauW_T18

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    I'm choosing this since it reminds me of the phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical animal who dies out in a literal blaze of glory and is reborn from its own ashes. Just like anyone who self harms can rise out of the ashes of what they are left in and be reborn more metaphorically.

    BQ: Agent Orange - Sodom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTIdkv6Wx5A

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Stay alive by Smile Empty Soul

    The sun will rise by Kelly Clarkson

  • 7 years ago

    Well, I know the feeling

    Of finding yourself stuck out on the ledge

    And there ain't no healing

    From cutting yourself with the jagged edge

    I'm telling you that, it's never that bad

    Take it from someone who's been where you're at

    Laid out on the floor

    And you're not sure you can take this anymore

    So just give it one more try to a lullaby

    And turn this up on the radio

    If you can hear me now

    I'm reaching out

    To let you know that you're not alone

    And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell

    'Cause I can't get you on the telephone

    So just close your eyes

    Oh, honey here comes a lullaby

    Your very own lullaby

    Please let me take you

    Out of the darkness and into the light

    'Cause I have faith in you

    That you're gonna make it through another night

    Stop thinking about the easy way out

    There's no need to go and blow the candle out

    Because you're not done

    You're far too young

    And the best is yet to come

    So just give it one more try to a lullaby

    And turn this up on the radio

    If you can hear me now

    I'm reaching out

    To let you know that you're not alone

    And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell

    'Cause I can't get you on the telephone

    So just close your eyes

    Oh, honey here comes a lullaby

    Your very own lullaby

    Well, everybody's hit the bottom

    Everybody's been forgotten

    When everybody's tired of being alone

    Yeah, everybody's been abandoned

    And left a little empty handed

    So if you're out there barely hanging on...

    Just give it one more try to a lullaby

    And turn this up on the radio

    If you can hear me now

    I'm reaching out

    To let you know that you're not alone

    And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell

    'Cause I can't get you on the telephone

    So just close your eyes

    Oh, honey here comes a lullaby

    Your very own lullaby

    Oh, honey here comes a lullaby

    Your very own lullaby

    Lullaby-Nickelback

  • 7 years ago

    Yes I would:

    "The Outsider" by A Perfect Circle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO3l733WRN0

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    BA: "Orange Crush" by R.E.M.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSmOcmk7uQ

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  • 7 years ago

    Yes it goes like this

    "Don't harm yourself go harm others go to the shelter and get a cat cuz forget cats

    Don't harm yourself go harm others find a bum and give him some money to kick him

    but you don't have to give him money because he is crazy and will forget that you said you gave him money

    then tell him the chip in his brain is set to explode in 3 days and he won't sleep...

    Don't harm yourself harm others take a crap in your neighbors bushes then complain to him about the smell"

    Music and Lyrics By Drewzie Woozie

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