Stephen P. Lewis, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. His areas of expertise are self-injury and youth mental health.
As a kid growing up in a small and tight knit family, I thought I had it all. I was a happy go lucky kid, always exploring and trying new things. School was always fun and I was known as the 'happy kid' all throughout primary school. I was not expecting the transition between primary and middle school to be so difficult.
"The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on." - Maurice Gibb
Hey guys I wanna tell you about what I was going through.
I recently got into a new relationship and were constantly cuddling, but because of the warm weather I've been wearing shorts. I know this doesn't sound like a huge problem but to someone who used to self harm all over her thighs this was a huge worry!! I didn't want him to see my scars and think differently of me. We were sitting eating lunch and he put his hand right on top of my scars, my heart started beating out of my chest and my breath started to hitch.