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Smile the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 05:26 PM

The Butterfly 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, youíve 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 donít 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.

anyone want to try this with me? doesn't sound like much, but you never know what might work


   
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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 05:54 PM

What if you don't have anyone to name them after?


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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 06:18 PM

if you dont have a person, maybe just the reminder would help. i'm using a little girl i babysit. she's the world to me. i used to just draw stars on my arms to remind me im stronger than the urge. it worked for a while.

but its not to late. its never too late unless you give up on yourself. please don't give up! if you need to talk feel free to pm me at any time. you Can do this. healing is possible.


   
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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 07:19 PM

This sounds like a really cool and support idea, thank you for posting it
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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 08:49 PM

There's actually a day Wednesday for people to do this! Whether you SH or not.


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I shook my head. 'You don't know--' I began. But, as usual, she didn't let me finish.
'Yes,' she said simply, 'I do know. I've watched you, Colie. You walk around like a dog waiting to be kicked. And when someone does, you pout and cry like you didn't deserve it.'
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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 09:17 PM

This is a REALLY good idea. Anybody know who came up with it?


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Re: the butterfly project - November 29th 2010, 10:23 PM

I'm definitely going to do this. Even for those who don't self harm it's a good way to show support and raise awareness.




   
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Re: the butterfly project - November 30th 2010, 02:58 PM

wow awsome idea i am definately going to try this and i will tell my friends about it
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