My Emmy-Winning Heart

ErinLife Events, News Stories17 Comments

What cures depression? Is it fame, fortune? This is what I know: HEART. Heart is the only thing that beats depression. This morning I woke up to a donation to Daisies and Bruises. PayPal alerted me with a chime on my phone. Next I saw a text from Jackie at HealthiNation: our videos won an Emmy last night! A few moments … Read More

ErinMy Emmy-Winning Heart

Six Reasons I Stopped Cutting Myself

ErinSelf-Injury38 Comments

People keep finding my blog when they’re ready to self-injure but decide to search for help instead of engaging in cutting themselves. My words help them stay safe. I could not be happier about this. Stopping self-injury is one of my proudest achievements. I tend to get nervous sometimes, worried that I’ll slip back into hurting myself if something really … Read More

ErinSix Reasons I Stopped Cutting Myself

How to Stop Hurting Yourself

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Most Google searches leading to this blog involve the words, “hurt myself.” So many people are looking for help in stopping self-harm, stopping cutting, bruising or any other kind of self-hurting. Self-harm is something I know a lot about. I could write hundreds of posts on the topic (and I probably will), but for now, I have two pieces of … Read More

ErinHow to Stop Hurting Yourself

Consequences of Cutting: Why My “Coping” Method Backfired

ErinSymptoms and Side-Effects114 Comments

Most people find my blog through searching about hurting themselves and it’s time I spoke more about my self-injury history. Although I dislike the terms “cutting” and “cutter,” I use them in this post for clarification and because those are such big terms used in internet searches and the media. Please stay safe and take care of yourself while reading this … Read More

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Self-harm & Tattoos

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(This post talks about self-injury. Though I never write about what I find to be triggering, I do advise self-harmers to read this post with caution. If it is triggering you, stop reading or sit with someone who helps you feel safe. ) I have a consultation for a new tattoo on Thursday and I’m super excited. This will be … Read More

ErinSelf-harm & Tattoos