For a young boy, the most important relationship is that of a father and son. The offspring looks up to his creator; he learns from his example and hangs on his every word. Many young boys see their fathers as heroes; they care not for their flaws. To a young male, the father is the very person he aspires to be.
Suicide. Seven letters, three syllables. An act that affects so many people. An event which leaves so many questions, never to be answered. A word that so few are able to say. Emotions that so few are willing to discuss openly.
The biggest misconception surrounding self-harm is that it is an indication of suicidal feelings. This may appear to make sense, but it is so far from the truth. Self-harm isn’t about dying. Self-harm is about living.
I always thought I knew what depression was. Then, one day, it turned my life upside down.