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I read 'The Memory Bird' by Caroline Malone & others.

It has it's roots in s/a but even if this isn't someones reason to s/h the words & poems of those who use s/h to survive life are very touching.

I don't feel so alone when I read this book.

Been around for a while but I just checked & Amazon have it.

scarlet ibis:
"Cutting It Out" by Carolyn Smith. I found this story based on real life experience of sh really easy to read and heartfelt. It is emotive, quirky and endearing and you really empathise for the main character and her battle with sh.

Just purchased this one, keep you posted.

I recently read "phone at nine just to say you're alive" by Linda Hart. And could relate to some of the things in her book . However if you're a survivor of the Mental Health System there are countless reference books out there to choose from although haven't come across many on self-harm.Until I started reading some of your posts that is , Thanks .

Im obsessed with Elena Vanishing by Elena and Clare Dunkle - it's largely about anorexia but there is discussion of depression and self harm in it too. Ive read it three times through back to back. It's a true story about Elenas descent into anorexia following being raped. Her mum Clare is a children's author and she helped to write the book. Clare later wrote a book called Hope and Other Luxaries, which is amazing and tells her side of the story and her experience of what Elena went through. Elenas older sister Valerie also suffered with depression and self harm, and this is discussed in both books.

Reasons to stay alive - Matt Haig


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