Self harm: Stuart's story

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Personal experiences about self-harm. Stuart talks about the advice he has received from professionals, the causes of his depression, and his recovery.

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"I injure myself to try and calm down; to try and escape the painful memories of my abuse; to try and take control of my emotions; to try and feel safe; to stop the nightmares and daymares; to try and feel."

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  • Discover your feelings

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