Today is Self-Harm Awareness Day

Did you know that self-harm is not a suicide attempt or even necessarily a cry for help? 

  

I practiced self-harm as a teen as did many other people I know. I was fortunate in that my harming only lasted for a couple of months and I was able to recover with little relapse. This is not the case for many. 

Have you struggled with self-harm? Do you know someone who does? 

Find out more about self-harm, support and recovery in my piece On the Verge.

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Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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