Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Breaking the Self-Harm Addiction

75% of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder cut themselves, but there is a way to stop.

©Tanya Grypachevskaya,

Warning: Content includes explicit descriptions of self-harm.

I have exactly 36 self-harm scars crisscrossing my body: That’s more than the number of years I’ve been alive. Butterfly-stitched, sutured, or sometimes…




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