An article, essay, opinion piece, or other non-fiction work that is about self-injury and/or a related mental illness that you wrote. For opinion pieces subjects can be what you think of the potential inclusion of self-injury as its own diagnosis in the next DSM, stereotypes you want to clear up about self-injury, opinions about how the mental health (or just plain health) care system treats self-injurers and what they can do to improve, whatever comes to mind.
A drawing, photomanipulation, photograph (not of actual wounds or emaciated people or actual purging/drug use), painting, etc. It can be about self-injury or it can about a related mental health issue (be it mental illness or past abuse) you have.
A work written by you that is not a personal/recovery story, a poem, or a short story. Could be the odd piece of prose, a song, etc. Opinion pieces, articles, essays would go under the Creativity - Article/Essay/Opinion category.
Your personal story with self-injury and/or related mental health issues. Also, your personal story about recovering from self-injury and/or related mental health issues also more than welcome. Mental health issues can be a mental illness, personality disorder, abuse, etc.
Language chosen to evoke emotional through rhythm, meter, and/or meaning. Usually separated into stanzas. Poetry you've written about self-injury and/or other mental health issues you've experienced (mental illness, personality disorder, abuse, etc.).
A link to a video on a video-sharing site like YouTube, etc. that you have created about self-injury and/or a related mental health issue (mental illness, personality disorder, abuse, etc.). DO NOT link to the videos of others, however much you like them. Also, no photographs/actual footage of self-injury or emaciated people or actual purging/drug use.
Poetry that is about self-injury or at least contains clear references that is published (not in a school newspaper, by the way) in a book, a literary magazine or journal, etc. Poems that you wrote and are not published will not be posted.
Call for participants in research/media related to self-injury. Reality shows and media that exploits self-injurers for the titillation of consumers of media should not be added here. Researching, educating, and/or helping the self-injury community should be related to this.
A weblink is an article whose main purpose is to catalog a link into a directory, as distinguished from an article of some other type that may or may not have related links. It is possible that a weblink article may also have related links (depending on administrative settings for this site), but the weblink's primary link is a required field that is separate from the optional related links (if any).
My name is Gabrielle and I am twenty-eight years old. I began to self-injure at age fifteen -- so nearly thirteen years minus a two year period. This website is one about self-injury (self-harm), made to let self-injurers know that they are not alone and to help their friends and family learn more about self-injury and how it affects their loved one.