Hello there, Schneckens!
I'm late today, but that's because it was Arcadia's first dress rehearsal and it went okay. Improvements are always advised for any actor, but everyone did great. Plus, my AV was better today. So overall, I am knackered, but it's good knackered. Roll on tomorrow and the first show!! Eeeeek.
Of course I am still focussing on this week and today I am here to discuss Self Harm. The phrase 'self harm' is associated with physical acts of self inflicted injury, through cutting, yet unbeknownst by many, it's more than that. In this post, I will show that cutting is just one of the ways that it is done because yes, it is physical, but there are other ways in which an individual can do it though. Ultimately this has a lot of psychological effects, which can really impact a person further. The post will seem a bit formal with its layout, yet I think it will make it clearer to understand!
Relationship with Food:
This one is also common. When one feels like they are drowning under their problems, drinking can briefly take those worries away. But then the morning comes and not only do you still have those problems, you also have a bitchin' hangover! When I started Uni, I was able to buy alcohol and drink it whenever I wanted. Freshers Week really strengthened that opportunity. As I got more depressed, the more I turned to the bottle of vodka. I drank in my room to get me outside or to text people I wanted to talk to (mainly the 'sex god' for sex) I felt like I was walking on air when there was enough alcohol on me. Yet as the weeks progressed, drinking just made me feel sadder. I was drinking in the afternoon and was crying uncontrollably. I never had a drinking problem because I never craved it uncontrollably, but I did turn to it a lot when I wanted to shut out all the dark feelings inside of me. I don't so much any more, I mainly drink for pleasure (Well, cheap freeze and squeeze stuff) So no more drunken woes for me!
I hoped this could help you if you needed it and I hope it opened your eyes about what self harm is. Let's keep this stigma breaking going, everyone!