Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Let’s Talk About Cutting

Trigger warning (TW): see above

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

I think the first time I cut myself, I was in the bathtub. This was almost 15 years ago, so I can’t be certain. At that time, I was a young teenager battling my first bout with depression. My days seemed very difficult, and my nights got dark. I think I was lonely, maybe a little outcast.

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Kristen Nadel

Kristen Nadel

Writer and author • Interested in mindfulness and spirituality • Fascinated by interpersonal connections • 🌈LGBTQ+ kristennadelauthor@hotmail.com