I’ve spent a long time dealing with depression and self-injury.  Although often bitter, I hope that I can turn my tragedy around to help others dealing with similar issues.

You can also follow this blog on tumblr: The Empathetic Activist.

OR follow updates via twitter: Rachael


My blog is intended to educate and help people, but I am not a licensed therapist nor will I be immediately available to help you with your needs.  Here are some resources to turn to if you need help:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (USA): 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project (for LGBT youth): 1-866-488-7386

More info on self-injury: 1-800-DON’T-CUT

Hotline for people contemplating suicide: 1-800-SUICIDE

Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour national crisis line: 1-800-334-HELP

Domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

Real Help For Teens’ help line: 1-877-332-7333


List of suicide helplines for various countries: http://www.defyingmentalillness.com/worldwide-suicide-helplines/



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