The past few weeks during our Flashback Friday's, I have shared some of my deepest and darkest moments. The recovery process was not easy. It was the hardest few months of my life. But with a lot of prayer, many hours of talking to counselors, and the belief that one day I would get better, … Continue reading Not Perfect… But I’m Healing!
Last week we talked about my struggle with self-harm. This week we will talk about how I got help, and began down the road of recovery. After hiding my pain for so many years, and my self-harm for months, I finally admitted to my mentors that I was cutting and the response I got was … Continue reading Finding Healing From Self-Harm
I want to start today's Flashback Friday with a warning. Today's post will have some very serious material in it, which can be very triggering for those who struggle with self-harm. If you feel that this could cause you pain, then please close your browser immediately. If you are under the age of 18, I … Continue reading Trigger Warning! My Struggle With Self-Harm
Today we are going to talk about an organization that Defying Shadows likes to support in any way that they can: To Write Love on Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms is a “non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for individuals struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists … Continue reading To Write Love On Her Arms
So you had a bad day... You tried so hard to be strong... But then you couldn't hold off anymore. You relapsed. Now you feel bad. Your going to beat yourself up for days and be ashamed of what you have done. STOP! There's something you need to know. You were not alone when you … Continue reading Relapse – It’s okay!
Welcome to our second Media Monday! Where we will take a piece of media, whether it be a movie, song, or book that discusses a theme or topic relating back to the Defying Shadows Message! If you have any suggestions for a future Media Monday, please share your thoughts with us either on our Facebook … Continue reading Media Monday: When She Cries