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Our Struggles

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Our Stories, Our Struggles
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This community has been created and moderated by ikomiko.

I hope everyone who joins this community will feel free to post, respond to other's posts and generally interact with us all. I've created this community to be a place for anyone to speak about their private struggles against self harm, suicide, anorexia, bulimia and other disorders. You don't have to have a disorder to post, you are welcome if you join because you have had a disorder, or you can be asking for information and offering support.

FAQ:

What can be posted?
Links, stories, questions, poems... anything related to the subject of mental disorders. Please post long entries behind LJ cuts so you don't take up too much space, but anything (as long as it is appropriate) is welcome.

What would get me blocked from the community?
Bad treatment of other people, any form of slander, anything I count as an offence against me or another.

Can I join even if I would never cut/have never had a disorder?
Certainly. You might find insight from someone else, or find it interesting to hear about us.

Are you (the moderator ikomiko) a cutter/Do you have a disorder?
That's a loaded question. I'd like to say I'm a former cutter who still struggles. I also have a mild form of anorexia.

Have you got any good links for me?
Check inside the community for that, or post and ask for some. Don't be shy. Also:

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This community has been created and moderated by <lj user="ikomiko">.

I hope everyone who joins this community will feel free to post, respond to other's posts and generally interact with us all. I've created this community to be a place for anyone to speak about their private struggles against self harm, suicide, anorexia, bulimia and other disorders. You don't have to have a disorder to post, you are welcome if you join because you have had a disorder, or you can be asking for information and offering support.

<b>FAQ:</b>

What can be posted?
Links, stories, questions, poems... anything related to the subject of mental disorders. Please post long entries behind LJ cuts so you don't take up too much space, but anything (as long as it is appropriate) is welcome.

What would get me blocked from the community?
Bad treatment of other people, any form of slander, anything I count as an offence against me or another.

Can I join even if I would never cut/have never had a disorder?
Certainly. You might find insight from someone else, or find it interesting to hear about us.

Are you (the moderator <lj user="ikomiko">) a cutter/Do you have a disorder?
That's a loaded question. I'd like to say I'm a former cutter who still struggles. I also have a mild form of anorexia.

Have you got any good links for me?
Check inside the community for that, or post and ask for some. Don't be shy. Also:

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