Saturday, March 1, 2014

Self Harm Awareness Day

Will you see the emotional scars?

Self Injury Awareness Day
is today March 1, 2014!


Self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a person deliberately hurts themselves physically to deal with the emotional pain they are suffering.

When it comes to self-harm, cutting is thought of as the main way people hurt themselves. But burning, bruising and scratching are amongst other methods used by people who are distressed.  Another misconception is that it's mainly teenage girls that use this coping mechanism - but it also includes people of both sexes and all ages, races and backgrounds.  So why do it? 

This mechanism can provide people with a sensation that 'breaks feelings of numbness'.  This emotional pain is caused by issues such as low-self esteem, trauma, perfectionism and abuse.   A person can go on suffering like this while telling no-one and feeling uable to break the cycle.  So how can you help and raise awareness? 

Firstly print out a fact sheet, depending on who you are and how you want to help.  From parents and friends, to pamphlets for males and teachers, there is unique advice available for everyone.  Hand these out, or pin them up and use the online templates to send letters off to radio shows or your local MP.  For more information, go to the Self Injury Awareness Day website.

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Interested in learning more about Self Harm? Check out this amazing book series, which focus solely on self harm.

The Silenced Series by RaeBeth McGee-Buda

Here's what some are saying about this page turning series... 

 "I think people need to read this book and get a perspective on what actually happens and how depression affects us all!" - Amazon Reviewer (Silenced)

"This is one of the most wicked books that I have ever read. Some of the scenes will make you shudder and want to throttle the main character to her senses."- Amazon Reviewer (Silenced)

  "The book in no way promotes self-harming and identifies some of the risks of it. As a parent it also makes you think about how when you think you are doing the right thing by your kids, it may not be what they interpret." - Amazon Reviewer (Silenced)

"I recommend this to anyone reader who loves Christian suspicion or just wants to read for fun."- Amazon Reviewer (Silenced 2: The Overtaking)

"I think I connected with Amber in a way, fighting the urge of being depressed and not always accepted by the ones you love. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to find who is true family and friends. Learning to love yourself for you and having faith you won't cave under pressure.
Out of the whole book the ending was my favorite, because it goes to show you can overcome all things through Christ.  " - Amazon Reviewer (Silenced 2: The Overtaking)

"The title of the book says it all. You can overcome anything through family, friends, support, and most of all Jesus.The ending was a great little twist for me and though it was perfect for this story. This author did a terrific job." - Amazon Reviewer (Silenced 2: The Overtaking)


Do I have you interested to read more?? Lets break it down and learn more about each book. 

Paperback Cover
E-reader cover


Book Description:

Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.

A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.

When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.

Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.


Silenced 2: The Overtaking

Book Description: 
In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!

In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.

After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.

Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?


About the Author

Best Selling Author, RaeBeth McGee-Buda is resides in a tiny valley at the
ridges of the Application Mountains in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter, her dog, Cody, and her newest family addition, Romeow her pure white cat.

She’s been writing in some form her entire life, but loving young sister, Audra McGee noticed her talent, and gave her the reassurance she needed to start her writing career. After many months of deliberation, RaeBeth decided to trust her sisters word and expand her short story into what we all know and love as The Silenced Series.

RaeBeth is a mother to an angel in Heaven...Miss Dakota, whom she honored in Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello. Her goal for her books are to inspire and give hope. She is a Christian author, who firmly believes in God and incorporates her faith into some of her work.

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