Former Self-Harm Struggles – Mental Wellness

Hello, my name is Jasmine. I used to cut myself.

This may be a shocking and uncomfortable statement for some to read, and it’s not an easy thing to talk about. But I believe it’s important to share my story in the hopes that it may help others who are struggling with similar issues. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and it’s okay to seek help when you need it.

I struggled with self-harm for many years. It started when I was a teenager, and I used cutting as a way to cope with my emotions and the overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression that I was experiencing. I felt like I had no control over my thoughts and emotions, and cutting became a way for me to feel something, anything, in the midst of my pain.

It took me a long time to realize that my behavior was not a healthy way to cope with my struggles. With the help of therapy and support from my loved ones, I was able to find healthier coping mechanisms and learn to manage my mental health in a more positive way.

Learning to prioritize my mental fitness was a crucial part of my healing journey. I had to learn to be kind to myself, to recognize and accept my emotions, and to seek help when I needed it. It wasn’t easy, and there were many setbacks along the way, but I never gave up on myself.

Reaching out for help was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was terrifying to open up about my struggles, but it was also incredibly liberating. I found a sense of community and support that I had never known before, and I learned that I was not alone in my struggles.

Today, I am in a much healthier place mentally. I still have bad days, but I have learned to manage my emotions in a way that is not harmful to myself. I’ve learned to prioritize self-care and to seek help when I need it. Mental fitness is an ongoing journey, and I am committed to taking care of myself every day.

If you are struggling with self-harm or any other mental health issue, please know that you are not alone and that it’s okay to ask for help. There are people who care about you and want to support you on your journey to mental fitness. It’s okay to reach out for help, and it’s okay to prioritize your mental health.

I hope that by sharing my story, I can inspire others to prioritize their mental fitness and seek help if they need it. It’s okay not to be okay, and it’s okay to ask for help. You are worthy of love and support, and you deserve to prioritize your mental well-being.