I recently came across this video on YouTube and I proceeded to go on a binge-watching spree because I loved her videos so much. Laura Lejuene talks about eating disorders, self harm, anxiety, OCD, body image, and SO much more on her channel. She is a great advocate for mental illness and I highly recommend that you check out her channel. She has something to say to everyone whether you are suffering from a mental illness or you just really want to learn more about it.
A lot of people might consider some of her videos controversial (ie. her video entitled “if you’re going to harm yourself“) but if you stop and think about it for just a moment you will realize that videos such as this could actually save lives. By educating people about how to be safe when self-harming, she is reducing the risk of people accidentally hurting themselves dangerously. Laura is not promoting the act of self-harm; rather, she is recognizing that people are going to do it (lets face it, its bound to happen) and teaching these people how to be safe about it.
I know this might be cliche, I mean is there really a way to be safe about self-harm? The short answer is no. But even though there is no way to be “safe”, there ARE ways to be *safer*. See the difference?
Take a look at her channel if you are interested in learning more. She is a great resource!!