Anti-Bully 24/7: It’s a Domino-Effect

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It’s A Domino-Effect

Self-harm is a difficult subject to discuss because there is a lot of controversy around it. Personally, I don’t believe that self-harm is an attention-seeking act or a cowardly thing. People think that they can and need to ‘just stop’ but that’s not how it works. It’s an addiction just like alcoholism or a drug addiction. They can’t ‘just stop’ because they feel like they deserve it or they need to do it. Someone trying to get better may relapse and they may have with-drawls.

One of the biggest misconceptions about self-harm is that people do it for attention. This one always confuses me because, why would someone try so hard to hide something from everyone if they’re doing it all for attention? Self-harm is something that someone does because they either, want to feel something or they feel that they deserve the pain. A lot of people who do this feel alone, unwanted, invisible, uncared for or that they do not deserve to be alive.

There are different types of self-harm. They include; burning, cutting, anorexia, bulimia and bruising (where one bruises themselves in various ways). Bullying is one of the main reasons people turn to such things. Bullies convince them that they are unworthy of life or they do not matter. A lot of times when someone turns to self-harm because of bullying, they become suicidal. Not all people who self-harm are suicidal but some are or can become suicidal. Bullying leads to this.

Bullying leads to people feeling these ways and feeling that they need to do these things because of some reason or another. Bullying needs to end. It has such a domino effect. But think about the positive domino effect. If bullying ends, self-harm percentages go down and that’s less people who feel so awfully in the world and more people who love life and want to live it. That’s more people who get to experience all of the amazing things life has to offer instead of just the bad. It’s more children and grandchildren and new relationships.

To anyone who is dealing with any of this, you aren’t alone in the world. You are not worthless or uncared for. You are beautiful and you mean something to someone, whether you know it right now or not. People love you. Stay strong.

 

“You’re beautiful. You’re worth more than harming yourself.” –Demi Lovato

Contributing Writer-Madison McDermott shares about Anti-Bullying. Encouragement and Inspiration at www.abettermedaybyday.com-2 Madison McDermott is a 13 year old actress, living her dream in Los Angeles, CA.  A naturally creative type, she also loves writing, drawing, and has an innate love of music. She is an 8thgrader at California Pacific Charter Schools, a virtual school that allows her flexibility for her busy schedule.  In her free time, she is also a volunteer for the LA based organization, Beyond Bullies (www.beyondbullies.org).  Madison is extremely passionate about the anti-bullying movement and is using her creativity to bring attention to bullying as well as helping those who are being bullied.

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This Lupie World: Facts 6 & 7 – Who Lupus Affects

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Although these facts show specific demographics, Lupus is also diagnosed in CHILDREN and MEN. It’s not AS common, but unfortunately, it does happen.  For a child or teen, it can be very difficult to be so different and limited from other healthy kids and not be able to participate in certain activities, etc. For men, it’s been said it’s tough to be diagnosed and live with a disease which is mostly considered a “female disease”,  which brings on issues on quiet a few different levels for them to deal with on top of dealing with the disease itself. Either way, for anyone dealing with Lupus, support is SO important… and of course, spreading of awareness and knowledge of the disease and how it affects those of us who have to live with it.. and eventually a cure.

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Enjoying my girls. :)

 

What are your family plans for the weekend?

Play with and enjoy your kids. Encouragement and Inspiration at www.abettermedaybyday.com

Make the time with your kids count. Encouragement and Inspiration at www.abettermedaybyday.com

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