12 Step programs

There is a 12 step organization or program for just about any bad habit. And for other things, such as codependency, emotional health, and numerous chemical dependencies. Even self-harm now has one! And this is by no means, an all-inclusive list: Alcoholics Anonymous – http://www.aa.org/ Adult Children of Alcoholics – http://www.adultchildren.org/ Al-Anon/Alateen – http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ Co-Anon/ Cocaine Anonymous – http://www.co-anon.org/Continue reading “12 Step programs”

Stigma and self-harm

There is a huge stigma associated with mental illness. Of living with a diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder. There are a lot of misperceptions. We have riots and demonstrations when the “n-word” is used and rightfully so. The term is offensive to me and abusive to the recipient. It is the terminology of hate.Continue reading “Stigma and self-harm”

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