Well said. Emotional or psychological hurts need to be treated, and those hurting need to receive individual, personal attention the same as someone suffering with cancer or having a broken leg. All persons cannot be looked at, and treated the same either as their are different degrees of hurt and injury. Doctors treat a person with a broken neck in a different way than a person with a broken arm. Society needs to realize this, the sooner the better.
I recently posted on a support forum about my reasons for self harm. One reason was again pointed out as “eye opening” (when I had mentioned it to De, she had admitted that she never thought of it that way, and it helped the whole thing make more sense to her), so I thought I would share it here also.
“people will help with profuse bleeding, but I am expected to handle intense and unbearable emotions on my own”
Regardless of your skill-level in dealing with physical injury, there is no expectation of figuring out how to heal the wound on your own if you are bleeding badly. People will not look at you with an incredulous stare and tell you that you should be able to stitch yourself up and get on with your day. Even doctors are expected to seek medical help with physical illness or injury.
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