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    I was asked to write about what it’s like being a male who self harms. I am a survivor of long-term childhood sexual abuse, I didn’t self harm during the abuse itself as I went to live with my biological father which ended the abuse. My father was a busy man, I met my half brother, my half sister 2 step-brothers and a step-sister and i became very close with my step sister.I learnt she cut herself when really upset, at first I didn’t understand it. Then a year or two later I had a falling out with a friend, and used a nail to cut for the first time.…

  • Dealing with depression, suicide and self harm.

    MENTAL HEALTH  Personally, I would define mental health as a state of complete mental wellbeing, “mental” for me comprises of emotional wellbeing, societal well being and even spiritual well being. We’re in a state of good mental health when we’re at peace with ourselves as well as others, when we’re not moved by the actions or inactions of both the society and ourselves. The brain,the mind, the soul and the heart are four entities that can either build or destroy a man. Weird right? Now the brain is responsible for the different cognitive functions of the body. Our reactions to different situations are initiated by the brain- the emotions we…

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