My zachy, supporting his Casey and reminding me to smile because “I don’t want you to be sad. I don’t want anybody to be sad. I want people everywhere to be happy and to smile really big”

My zachy, supporting his Casey and reminding me to smile because “I don’t want you to be sad. I don’t want anybody to be sad. I want people everywhere to be happy and to smile really big”


Orange shirts, kind words and good vibes from people who have seen me in good times and bad.

Orange shirts, kind words and good vibes from people who have seen me in good times and bad.


Love and butterflies in honor of those who haven’t been as strong.

Love and butterflies in honor of those who haven’t been as strong.


Writing love on their arms and drawing butterflies in support of me and those like me dealing with their own personal demons on national self harm awareness day.

Writing love on their arms and drawing butterflies in support of me and those like me dealing with their own personal demons on national self harm awareness day.


My very own love and Sally the butterfly. It’s been a long year and I’ve gone through a lot of gains and losses and I’ve spent a lot of time getting myself healthy again, and I can proudly say that it’s been an entire year of no self harm in any way. I am proud to stand here and show my living butterfly proudly and I am honored to represent those fighting the battle every single day.

My very own love and Sally the butterfly. It’s been a long year and I’ve gone through a lot of gains and losses and I’ve spent a lot of time getting myself healthy again, and I can proudly say that it’s been an entire year of no self harm in any way. I am proud to stand here and show my living butterfly proudly and I am honored to represent those fighting the battle every single day.


My dearest Sammy showing me love and support on my most difficult day I the year

My dearest Sammy showing me love and support on my most difficult day I the year


Orange shirts all around

Orange shirts all around


My amazing sister

My amazing sister


Orange shirt, love, butterfly. My friends and family helping me spread love and awareness


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bringonthehailmary:

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100reasonstorecover:

Today is self injury awareness day. Wear orange and spread awareness for this often misunderstood behavior. 
People think that self harming is an attention seeking, easily stopped behavior. We at 100 Reasons to Recover would like to emphasize that self harming is usually a private behavior, and most people who self harm will try to keep their scars hidden. It is also very much an addiction, so stopping isn’t super easy. Stopping is possible though. Self harming does increase a person’s risk for attempting suicide, but self harm in and of itself is not typically a suicidal behavior. If you find out someone is self harming, chances are they’ve been self harming for a while. So freaking out and warning them that they could die from this is not very helpful, since they’ve been doing it for a while and are still alive. Remember that, most of the time, self harm is a way to cope. People use it to survive. If you don’t self harm, it’s probably hard to understand how hurting yourself could make you feel better, but for some people, it does. That doesn’t mean we should just ignore the behavior, though. If you know someone who is self harming, do try to get them help. If you are self harming, do reach out for help. There are better ways to cope with what you are feeling. And there are people who can help you learn how to cope in a positive way. 
Recovery from self harm is definitely possible. Just like anything else, it’s going to take time and dedication, and slip ups will happen, but it is definitely possible. 
Click here to view all of our posts that are related to self harm, including recovery stories and recovery tips. 

100reasonstorecover:

Today is self injury awareness day. Wear orange and spread awareness for this often misunderstood behavior. 

People think that self harming is an attention seeking, easily stopped behavior. We at 100 Reasons to Recover would like to emphasize that self harming is usually a private behavior, and most people who self harm will try to keep their scars hidden. It is also very much an addiction, so stopping isn’t super easy. Stopping is possible though. Self harming does increase a person’s risk for attempting suicide, but self harm in and of itself is not typically a suicidal behavior. If you find out someone is self harming, chances are they’ve been self harming for a while. So freaking out and warning them that they could die from this is not very helpful, since they’ve been doing it for a while and are still alive. Remember that, most of the time, self harm is a way to cope. People use it to survive. If you don’t self harm, it’s probably hard to understand how hurting yourself could make you feel better, but for some people, it does. That doesn’t mean we should just ignore the behavior, though. If you know someone who is self harming, do try to get them help. If you are self harming, do reach out for help. There are better ways to cope with what you are feeling. And there are people who can help you learn how to cope in a positive way. 

Recovery from self harm is definitely possible. Just like anything else, it’s going to take time and dedication, and slip ups will happen, but it is definitely possible. 

Click here to view all of our posts that are related to self harm, including recovery stories and recovery tips. 

(via butterfly-project)


This is my butterfly. I support the butterfly project very much, and not only do I wear my butterfly proudly, I close to permanently make mine a part of my every day life.

This is my butterfly. I support the butterfly project very much, and not only do I wear my butterfly proudly, I close to permanently make mine a part of my every day life.


This is my butterfly. I support the butterfly project very much, and not only do I wear my butterfly proudly, I close to permanently make mine a part of my every day life.

This is my butterfly. I support the butterfly project very much, and not only do I wear my butterfly proudly, I close to permanently make mine a part of my every day life.


one day can be today<3

one day can be today<3


National Harm and Injury Awareness Day

Being that tomorrow is March first, and in honor of National Harm and Injury Awareness Day, i want to ask all of you who love and care about me to please participate actively in this wonderful day.

Show your support for me and those like me by wearing orange in some sort of way tomorrow. Write the word love on your arm and draw a butterfly on your person to provide comfort and compassion for those like me who havent been able to be quite as strong through the dark and difficult times.

be kind, be patient, be thoughtful, and be a good friend to those who need it tomorrow. 

keep the love flowing strong