Say no to self-harm

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Trending - August 12, 2020

Some people cut themselves. I burned myself with cigarettes. At the time, I was in such emotional pain that I could hardly stand it. I felt driven to make that pain physical somehow. It seemed to relieve the tension inside me.

After several years of this self-destructive behavior, complete with obvious scars on the insides of my wrists, I found a much better way to deal with the hurt.

I’d started reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and was struck by this statement: “… Love supports the struggling heart until it ceases to sigh over the world and begins to unfold its wings for heaven” (p. 57).

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