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Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:20 pm

Hello. I am not going to tell you all of my story as it isn't great:/

Recently I started self harming and I found something called 'The butterfly project'.
Most people don't know about it so I am here to spread the amazing project.

The Rules are:
1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand.
2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better.
3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you’ve killed it. If you dont cut, it lives.
5. If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them.
6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
7. Even if you don’t cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that cuts or is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help.


here is mine:

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my cuts.

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my butterfly (I look a mess)

So please help and draw a butterfly...

Also could you post pictures, I need help through this and i'd love it if you could help me...

Thank you so much.
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:24 pm

I'll draw you a butterfly later on hunni x

Such a moving tale and you know where my pm is if you ever need someone to talk to
 
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:25 pm

Kirsty25 wrote:
I'll draw you a butterfly later on hunni x

Such a moving tale and you know where my pm is if you ever need someone to talk to


Thank you so much:)
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:31 pm

Thank you:)
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:12 pm

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There ya go hunni
 
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Kirsty25 wrote:
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There ya go hunni


Thanks<3
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:14 pm

This is a great project. I'll get drawing ( if you need to talk to somebody your own age, drop me a PM  :) ).
 
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Thanks for all this amazing support, means so much to me!
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:35 pm

For you my friend  :) :
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:38 pm

N3m3s1s wrote:
For you my friend  :) :
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That is so amazing, Thanks so much! I can't describe how much that means too me!:)
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:26 pm

Kinda looks like a butterfly... Hope this helps dude :moj

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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:27 pm

A great topic
 
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:30 pm

Ma®©us wrote:
A great topic


Thanks, means so much to me.
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:39 pm

Here is my best worst attempt on a butterfly,

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Jack needs to draw his budderfly now I would like to see that
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks:)
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:35 pm

Ma®©us wrote:
Here is my best worst attempt on a butterfly,

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Doesn't show for me :-/
 
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Re: Butterfly project.

Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:37 pm

N3m3s1s wrote:
Ma®©us wrote:
Here is my best worst attempt on a butterfly,

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Doesn't show for me :-/


same:(
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Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:54 am

I have lots of respect for you mate. Have you tried the #cutcakenotwrists? Basically every day you don't cut you write another letter, and after a week if you manage it you should have #cutcake on your arm in permanent marker. After you celebrate by doing something you enjoy *trip to alton* cough cough ;) or eating some cake :D it's helped a lot of people I know and I hope it helps you :)

Feel free to PM if you need anybody to talk too
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Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:57 am

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Re: Butterfly project.

Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:34 am

I've seen this project about before and I really do commend the idea behind it. My only hesitation is that it doesn't deal with the root cause of the individual wanting to self harm. Whilst the ideology is fantastic, there's a complexity behind the desire to self harm that a drawing can't begin to solve. The individual needs to address those issues; whether that be feeling a lack of control, that the world is against you, you're different, social issues, home problem etc. Eventually that butterfly won't stop you harming and instantly you've added an additional pressure of guilt to the issue. It's a little like a alcoholic sitting in a pub drinking lemonade, eventually they'll crack. Have you tried the elastic band method?

According to the BBC one in 12 youths self harm, and 10% of them will continue to do so into their adult life. I'm not disputing the notion of the Butterfly effect because anything that makes a self harmer think twice is a good idea. But without sounding patronising, or condescending, you do need to address the issues surrounding your desire to self harm. I can't advertise child-line enough, you can ring them any time (day or night) and a friendly, non judging person will be on the other side to listen. They don't offer advice or force you to make any decisions and everything is completely confidential. You can reach them on 0800 11 11. Remember it's 100% confidential. If you ring off a landline it won't appear on your bill and mobile phone companies won't charge for ringing them.

I wish you all the best. Remember that you're not on your own. However you reach out, whether it's on this forum, through friends or through a professional service everyone is always here for you.




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