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Sending love today, in particular, to my bipolar friends. I know it’s hard. I know you struggle, and I know how often people don’t understand you. I can’t promise everyone will, but I can promise that you can be loved. You are loved.
Self harm doesn’t always happen when a blade touches skin.
It’s skipping meals because you don’t feel like you deserve to eat today. It’s having sex because you want to be used or abused or defiled. It’s drinking recklessly because you might have the ‘courage’ do something stupid. It’s smoking - not because you need the nicotine - because you know it’s bad for you. It’s banging your head against a wall when you’re angry. It’s crossing the road without looking because you lowkey hope a car might hit you. It’s thinking about all the ways you could break a bone and make it look like an accident. It’s not taking painkillers because you want to suffer. It’s taking painkillers in excess because you know it’s dangerous. It’s walking home the more dangerous way because you’re kind of half hoping you’ll get attacked or raped or stabbed. It’s going for long walks at night and getting chilled to the bone and hoping that you get lost so that you can’t find your way back. It’s seeking out triggering material. It’s all the stupid little ways you punish yourself for existing.
Sometimes self harm happens when you put effort into depriving yourself of things you like or need, and sometimes it happens when you don’t put any effort into doing the things you like or need.
It’s a pattern of self-destructive behaviour, and it doesn’t only happen in one way.
This sort of behavior is classified as “para-suicidal” It’s putting yourself in a situation of danger or destruction with the intention of risking your safety rather than a direct attempt on your life. Kind of, leaving it all to chance? Also doing things to harm yourself or your self worth because you feel you deserve to feel the outcome of those actions.
ok question time. in the tags tell me 1. if you are adhd/autistic/bipolar/ocd/other form of neurodivergent or not, and 2. how you feel about listening to songs on repeat
personally im adhd and hate looping songs UNLESS i’m having a Specific Sensory Moment about it
Neurodivergent culture is feeling like you constantly have too much free time that it’s driving you insane and yet also feeling like you never have free time because you’re so exhausted from overcoming executive dysfunction to do even simple tasks that seem so easy for everyone else
It’s so sad that some of the loveliest and kindest people hate themselves a lot.