I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The song I’m listening to right now is ‘Unknowingly Strong’ by Make Do And Mend, and I think unknowingly strong describes me, and so many people I know. We’re much stronger than we realise or give ourselves credit for sometimes.
I write a lot of my blog posts from my personal experience. I like to think that’s one of the most powerful things about Heads Above The Waves. It’s not some faceless corporation or distant boardroom of suits deciding that self-harm is the hot topic of the month, and we should do something about it. We’re not medical professionals, but we’ve been through a lot of the same things you have, and will do. That’s gotta count for something.
“Your eyes must do some raining if you’re ever gonna grow. But when crying don’t help, and you can’t compose yourself, it’s best to compose a poem.”
- Bright Eyes
So for anyone who’s new here, Heads Above The Waves exists to raise awareness about self-harm and depression, to get people talking openly about it, and to encourage people to find creative and positive ways to deal with everything that life throws your way.
How Don Broco Keep Their Heads Above The Waves
Over the summer of 2013, I went through a pretty messy break up, that wasn’t exactly easy on either party. It was a moment of weakness for me, as I fell back into a pattern of self-harming.
How Real Friends keep their Heads Above The Waves.
It struck me as I was writing my last blog post that I’m almost writing these posts as a letter. Perhaps as a letter to my past self, sharing all the experiences I’ve been through and what I wish I’d had someone telling me when I was in my darkest days of my self-harm. My hope is that you (yeah, YOU, right there!) are reading this as a personal letter from me, to you, telling you that there’s someone out there, who knows how you’re feeling, and is in your corner.