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41% of people believe self-harm is selfish and 55% that it is stupid

Self Harm is thought to be the second highest reason for Hospital Accident and Emergency admissions (with the top being 'accidents').

Approximately three teenagers (13-19) self injure every hour in the UK.


One in ten people have harmed by the age of sixteen.


43% know someone who has self-harmed.


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orange ribbon - self injury awareness

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“Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all” -- Emily Dickinson

“The stars are always there but we miss them in the dirt and clouds. We miss them in the storms. Tell them to remember hope. We have hope.” — Renee Yohe

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if you wish to use this on your tumblr post, article ect, please ask permission, i have seen it used way too many times without permission or credit.

those with permission
~mybeautifulparanoiax [link]
~magicalboxofmemories [link]

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:iconkaribous-boutique:
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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Gresskar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
When I saw this I was reminded at once of a photograph I took some time ago, as a personal reminder for something I shall never pursue again. The pose of the fingers, the shades, everything is so strangely similar, only difference is that the arm in my photo shows what's beneath the bandages. It felt so weird to look up photos on the subject and find something like this, very meaningful, in this odd, random way. I love the gentleness of the colours! :heart: hope indeed.
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magicalboxofmemories Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
we just spoke on Tumblr, is it ok to use this here [link] (link). I run a support Tumblr for those needing support with self harm, and this is a very powerful peice of work !
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yup, i'll pop your name on the list =]
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magicalboxofmemories Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much
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magicalboxofmemories Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fantastic, and there is hope, myself a recovered self harmer. But self harm is so often misunderstood, even within services !
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
well done on recovery <3 and yes, i agree, it's frustratingly misunderstood, more needs to be done to raise awareness.
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magicalboxofmemories Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, It is so hard to recover, or even find people who understand. I totally agree there needs to be more done to raise awareness. I myself do alot of work online with young people who self harm trying to help people find other ways to express their feelings. But if it is misunderstood by psychiatry then the genral public will find it even harder and I found much of the stigma came from psychiatry themselves. Your work is fantastic keep hanging in there xxx
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I please please please please PLEASE use this? :deviation: Giving credit to you, of course.
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
where and what for ? =]
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:iconiamoret:
iAmoret Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nevermind, I used something else. [link]
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somepersonsomewheres Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah
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silverlynx99 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
This is inspiring! :3 love the concept.
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks ;3
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Mistress-Akito Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This gives me hope <3
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scallyswagger Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
May I put this on my tumblr? It's Scallyswagger as well :)
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
only if the source is correct, a full link back and credit is given.
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neoncrown Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it. Really symbolic and inspiring
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lolipopXO Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This just lighted up my day... My boyfriend just dumped me... :(
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"Liv like your dying"
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KitOnlyHuman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
A symbolic statement. The hope to turn away from our past and realize that we have people out there that care. I love it.
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bearberry915 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
can i use this on my journal?
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
as long as it links back here/full credit is given =]
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bearberry915 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
you are featured here [link] ... for now. if i wasn't allowed to use it... i apologize and will take it down asap
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WritheMarkers Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This has a lot of meaning to me, thank you <3 I loved that Emily Dickinson quote, ever since I was young(er)!
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Jactheimperfect Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   General Artist
Love the concept :)
But I'll like to point out that if only the ribbon is a little more to bright red , this photo might be even better :)

Contrast contrast ~ :heart:
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the ribbon is meant to be orange as that is the awareness colour for self harm =)
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minthe-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I love the symbolism of this one :meow:
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TheCookiePuppy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I LOVE How The Orange Ribbon Is Tied Around The Bandage!<3
This Is Really Great, Keey Up The Good Work!<3
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:iconwinang:
Winang Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
nice!
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hahaha37 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
this is truly beautiful! and gave me hope
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cieldesuyo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love the simplicity and dramaticness of this shot, and it comes with a message that didn't even need the text to convey. Needless to say, I love the message that does come with it.
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liladdy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This peice of art has a astounding impact on me. I am part of the 43% who knows some one. He is very dear to me and is currently seeing a tharapest. This really does give me hope for the future.
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S-Laughtur Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I remember back then that whenever we spread a "germ", we cross our fingers so we're "immune". Ahh, good times.
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Marzarret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool idea on this one.
Simple yet it has an impact.
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H--A-points Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
WOW , I totally love idea of this one . :love:
Great vision and composition ! :wow:
Great job ! :clap:
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Rodeo-rogue Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesyesyes :iconiworshipplz:
This is a really awesome picture. Well done

I recently modeled for my friend's AP Photo concentration, and a couple of the pieces were about self harm. She asked me to do it, and I was all for it XD
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TremorsP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
I guess u could say i should cross my fingers, lol.
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miyooliver Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg my friend used to cut herself and i got her to stop and so she will not she draws a heart on her wrist to remind her not to cut herself

sorry about the long story but this looks so awesome
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X-Charlie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Nice concept , fingers crossed for all the best hope~
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macki-17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the message it is sending! ^^ <3
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Dakota-25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love this!! It is so true in so many ways! <333 The picture totally fits this!!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simple, with great impact :heart:
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matsuyukixirion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love the ribbon part XD it makes whole pic special :D
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SasukeSmilesScareMe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the ribbon >w< truly makes the piece O:
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zhangster-moon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so touching and inspiring. it looks simple but it is deeep. :heart:
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ManipGurl123 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This may just be my favorite piece of art ever.
Of all time.
It has a lot of meaning... for me, especially.

I am favouriting it with a deep passion. Amazing.
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s-uperflu0us Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, your comment means a lot =)
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ManipGurl123 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
:) Of course.
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Reichieru-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger." Live by it. :)
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KurunaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a deviation of inspiring hope. Thank you for making it! (Though I don't self harm, and I'm pretty sure I never will, I do know a friend who self-harms)
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