Today is national self-injury awareness day.
Self-injury is a very common means of coping with difficult emotions and situations, but it doesn't have to be.
Aside from the many LGBT individuals who harm themselves because of issues with their identities, there are so many others who resort to hurting themselves instead of seeking help in a different way.
Today is your day to do something about those you love. The best thing anyone can do for someone going through a difficult time is to listen. Put away all the judgment and the great advice and just lend a loving ear. Open your ears and your heart and let your loved ones feel safe enough to talk.
Check out this website for more information on National Self-Injury Awareness Day