This month marks one year I've been self-harm free.
This is a HUGE accomplishment. I do not care what anyone says, self-harm is an addiction. It's an escape from emotional pain just like drinking or drug use. The need to do it grabs you and it's so hard to stop. Just like any other addiction there's feelings of guilt, shame, and regret. But you keep doing it.
I make the choice to stop. I want to be a role model and I need to set a good example. I may have trouble with my emotional scars, but I can heal the physical ones a lot quicker.