Posts by Ashley

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  • Alumni

    I haven’t been on this blog for well over a year, I’m sure. I graduated SAFE for the 2nd time (I relapsed and went back) in August of 2008 and remained SI free. I struggled for a couple months with other addictions like substance abuse and food issues but by November I was finally seeing…

  • 64 days and counting…

    OK, so after one major relapse back on New Year’s Eve, which I now realize I did on purpose because of my fear of getting well, I have 64 days “clean” of self-injury. Whereas before that number would have scared me, made me feel sad about leaving self-injury behind, I feel excited. I’m becoming a…

  • Need to Vent

    OK, so I hate to unload on everyone but I have no one else to talk to that might possibly understand. I’m just having a really hard time right now. I haven’t injured (in any fashion) so that’s good but I feel so lost. I know it sounds stupid but I feel so totally empty…

  • Suggestion/Request

    I’m sure we will encounter this problem many times as new people come to the board, but if it’s OK with everyone, I’d like to ask that people refrain from talking about specifics of self-injury. If everyone could just say “I self-injure” or “self-harm” rather than giving a specific method, I know I would find…

  • How to Post

    OK, if this appears as a new post then I figured it out. A bunch of people (including the beautiful Sharon and Debbie) have been wondering how to make a post. I scrolled down to the very bottom left, where it says “Meta” and clicked on “Site Admin.” One of the options is “Write a…