A Nigerian lady celebrates two months of being clean from self harming.
The lady took to her twitter page to share pictures of some scars she inflicted on herself in celebration of being clean from the self harming.
The scars on her body had words like rape, pain, death, hate, kill, sorrow and more. Sharing the pictures, she wrote;
TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️
I was two months clean yesterday. I just want to appreciate how far I’ve come. I acknowledge this as a step to remaining clean
The tweet later gathered so much reactions from other users, some criticizing and others celebrating her courage to speak up and do something about this habit. She wrote;
Earlier this morning, I tweeted about my progress from self harming and it got quite a turn out, more than I was expecting
Some people still asked me to delete the post. I was scared of sharing it cuz of responses like this
But I’m happy for all y’all that had my back. I 🧡 U
Self-harm is also known as self-injury, which is the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without suicidal intentions. The most common form of self-harm is using a sharp object to cut one’s skin. Other forms include behaviour such as burning, scratching, or hitting body parts.
The desire to self-harm is a common symptom of some personality disorders. People with other mental disorders may also self-harm, including those with depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and dissociative disorders.