I can't get rid of the voices. "You've already set the razor on your skin so you have to cut." "Just one. One more. One more. One more.." "All that clear skin needs to be covered in scars." And it's getting over whelming and it's all I think about. I can't get rid of those voices. They're taunting me right now because my new, bigger razor is in my drawer. What's worse is the voice is MY voice, but it's worse and it's hissing the words... I can't handle this. I'm sorry. -R
Anonymous

Those voices want to hurt you, but they don’t control you, love. You have control over yourself. Those voices have no power, they can’t do anything to you. You have the power to resist them and not listen to them and take care of yourself. Is there anyone at home with you now? If there is, do you think you can go be with them for a while, maybe talk to them? If not, is there a friend’s house you can go to, or a friend you can call over for tonight? That can help keep you safe from the voices. 

Can you try listening to music loudly to drown out those voices? Close your eyes and imagine yourself somewhere quiet, peaceful and alone, maybe a sunset by the beach or something similar. You’re going to be okay, I promise. You don’t have to follow what the voices say.

You don’t deserve to hurt yourself, love. Neither the voices nor the razor have any control over you. What about trying some alternatives to self-harming? Can you hold an ice cube in your hand? Or use a red marker instead of the blade? You will get through this, I know you will. Please, keep holding on. 

I know the voices there want to hurt you, but there’s also a voice, a part of you, that’s protecting you, that wants you to be safe. That’s the voice that’s winning when you messaged us in here. That voice is the real you. That’s the voice that is who you are, that’s why it wants to keep you safe. That’s the only voice that wants the best for you. So please, listen to that voice. Try to locate that voice and increase its volume. Listen to what it has to say. Let it drown out the sounds of the others. You will be okay, please just don’t give up or give in. 

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 18
It's so awful, that my appearance makes me so depressed
Anonymous

Why does your appearance make you feel depressed? What about it makes you feel that way? You have to realise that the problem is not with how you look, but how you view yourself. How you look is perfectly okay, and what you need to do is to work on your self-perception. You deserve to be okay with who you are and how you look, and you can get there. Have you done anything to change how you look, like changing your eating habits? Have you talked to anyone about how you feel?

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 18
I'm never good enough
Anonymous

Why do you say that? Because it’s not true, love. You are good enough. You are strong enough. You are enough, in so many ways. You are more than enough, and you are so so adequate. What makes you feel like you aren’t? A mistake, or even twenty mistakes, don’t define you, love. They don’t make you any less than who you are. It’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to stumble, to fall. But please don’t give up. Please don’t stop believing in yourself.

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 18
Iamjustjoshin could use a kind word or two. He's been having a hard time lately and won't really open up to me anymore.
Anonymous

Please send love!

http://iamjustjoshin.tumblr.com/

Posted on Apr 18
Am I a fat ugly bitch like my sister says I am? Damn it I just want to make people happy, why do I get fucking shit like this in return? She know I'm in pain, for goodness sake she read a whole page I wrote about my depression. Does she want me to start hurting myself? Does she want me to die? Cause I care so much about her. What am I doing wrong? Why am I a fat ugly bitch to my own sister? Is she just stating facts? And to think I was recovering...
Anonymous

I’m so sorry your sister is so mean to you. But I can guarantee that her words aren’t true. Some people are just mean and cruel for the sake of it, but that doesn’t mean that what they say is true. You’re definitely not a “fat ugly bitch”. She doesn’t sound like a good sister at all, and she should be trying to help you, not hurt you. Please don’t let her win, love. You are stronger than that, stronger than her, and you can get through this. Do you live with your sister? Do you think you can try to distance yourself from her as much as possible, and walk away if she starts saying mean things about you?

You are recovering, love. Recovery is not easy, and there are always people who want to bring us down. What’s important is that we don’t let them. It’s hard, but you can recover in spite of this. This is just going to make you stronger and make your recovery even more worth it. So please, please don’t give up. You are worth recovery, and you can recover. 

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 18
Shina!
Anonymous

Please send love!

http://learning-to-fly-free.tumblr.com/

Posted on Apr 18
learning-to-fly-free needs help now!

Please send love!

http://learning-to-fly-free.tumblr.com/

(for im-sorry-i-died) I know her main blog is crycests, but it seems her vent blog has ask enabled?
Anonymous

Oh, I think she just turned on her ask! Please send love!

http://im-sorry-i-died.tumblr.com/ask

Posted on Apr 18
No, I do deserve to die.
Anonymous

Why do you say that, love? What makes you think that? Because I promise that you don’t. You don’t deserve to die. You deserve to live and be happy and find love and enjoy life. You may think you deserve to die but that doesn’t make it true. And I promise that you don’t deserve to die, especially not a painful, slow death at your own hands. So please, please, don’t give in. Don’t give up. Keep fighting. I know you can.

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 18
Joy! Her last post is worrisome but she's turned off her asks. I sent her fanmail but she hasn't responded.
Anonymous

Please send love!

http://healing-the-broken-butterfly.tumblr.com/

You can send her a fanmail or reblog her post.

Posted on Apr 18
im-sorry-i-died needs a nice message!
Anonymous

Their ask and submit are closed, is there any other way we can contact them?

Posted on Apr 17
i've been kik-ing creativityslide and i'm so afraid she's going to do it!! please help her kik is the same as her url
Anonymous

Please send love!

http://creativityslide.tumblr.com/

Her kik: creativityslide

Posted on Apr 17
900mg prozac, 700mg topamax, 10mg risperdone and a bunch of ibuprofen. I think this is enough to kill me.
Anonymous

I can’t tell you if you’re right that those will kill you, but I will tell you this: you don’t need to die. You don’t need to try to die. You don’t need to hurt yourself. And you most definitely don’t deserve to have all those chemicals in your body waging war and causing you pain. What’s going on to make you want to die, love? Please, before you do anything, try talking to us. We will work through this, I promise. No problem comes without a solution, and we can work this out. Death is not the answer and never will be. 

- Charissa

i just feel so tired all the time tired of living i just want to end my life
Anonymous

I’m sorry for taking so long to reply, we’re a little short on staff at the moment. Anyway, what’s going on that makes you feel this way, love? I know that life can be really tiring and frustrating, but life can also be really fulfilling. I know you want to end your life, but honestly that’s not going to solve anything. All it’s going to do is remove all the better days you have in your future, prevents things from ever getting better and hurting people who love you in the process. You don’t deserve to die now. You deserve to die when you’re old, at the end of a long and good life, when you can die happy and contented. Not now, not when you haven’t seen a third of your life. 

So please, please, don’t give up. You deserve so much more. And you are strong enough to keep going. I know you are. You may not feel that you are, but how you feel isn’t how it is. You are capable of so much more than you think you are. And as long as you keep going, you will prove that to yourself.

- Charissa

Posted on Apr 17
Joy could use some love and encouragement. She's hit a rough patch.
Anonymous

Please send love!

http://healing-the-broken-butterfly.tumblr.com/

Posted on Apr 17
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