I was drinking every chance I could and couldn’t stop at just one beer. I couldn’t just enjoy a drink, I had to get plastered. That's when I realized I had a problem.
Self-harm has addictive qualities, just like drugs and alcohol, and can actually release certain chemicals in your brain to make you feel better, or so you think.
Self-harm doesn’t equal suicidal. AJ shares why she cut herself and how you can help someone break the habit.
One particular night, YM Blogger Heather wanted to take her own life. Instead, she called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Here's what happened next.
I remember thinking it was a sick joke at first, I even remember forcing a laugh and telling her that she wasn't being in the slightest bit funny. I couldn't even make myself believe her until she repeated herself the third time, telling me to not cry.
Suicidal thoughts are real. Sometimes they feel like they’re here to stay but that’s not always true. They will pass. But, while they are here, a safety plan can help you get through that dark patch.