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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Subject:bus down?
Posted by:mzriot.
Time:9:47 am.
is bus down for anyone else? or is it just my computer? 
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Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Subject:- hey -
Posted by:mzriot.
Time:5:52 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
Hey everyone!  I'm Snow White from the BUS forum.  Just wanted to say hi since I just found the community last night. 

I hope everyones doing ok today.

(''.)
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Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Subject:New plea
Posted by:new_kinda_freak.
Time:3:21 pm.
New plea.

Dear all,

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the fantastic support you have offered after my last post asking for photographic models. I received messages from people offering support, willing to have their photo taken or those wishing to fill in a questionnaire. I couldn’t have expected a better response and I hope I come across as genuine when I explain how grateful I am. That gratitude is also extended to all the moderators who kindly left my posts up for people to read. Thank you.
Your support on my last project has inspired me to push my creativity further and extend the self-harm project that I began over two years ago.
This time I am hoping other people might be willing to get involved as I am opening the 'requirements' up to include many more heath issues.
Although I have not yet written my Artist statement, I am hoping to make the most of my 4/5-month holiday by getting a head start on next term’s project.
The project I worked on for my first year of my BA(Hons) Photography, at Anglia Ruskin University, was surrounding the subject Self Injury/Harm. My initial plan was to put together a book of shots of young men and women who use self-harm. I had always planned to put these, headless, images in a book. However after much deliberation I decided to hand in a miniature version of the images, kept in a box for presentation and to save the book idea for my second year.
I now have another 8 or 9 months to put together a comprehensive collection of images that not only cover the issue of self harm, but also bring in other issues that may trigger self harm or are produced as a secondary to self harm (although I realize this is very different for everyone). I intend to create images that contain men and women, of all ages, colour or sexuality, who have had or who currently are experiencing issues with, self harm, anorexia/bulimia/EDNOS, depression, binge eating, disassociation, sexual abuse/rape survivors, participation in S&M, transgender/ transexuality, scaring from incidence etc. Essentially I am hoping to capture many aspects of mental health with a specific look at how mental health affects you physically and how you feel about your body.
As part of this work, I would like to follow 3 or 4 people through treatment. This could be in-patient or out patient, mental health related treatment or physical health. For ease, it would be great if the participating people lived near Cambridge or around the south of the country, however, I would be willing to travel if needed.
The idea of lots of people modeling once, representing their own lives and stories, means I can share very small insights into a mind set or situations. However, by having the chance to follow 3 or 4 (or more if possible) people through one part of their lives, documenting the details of their stories, I have the opportunity to show people a much deeper look into life with impairments.
I hope that the work is tasteful, that it never glorifies SI or any other issues that may be raised, yet at the same time offer people who don’t understand a chance to see how it affects people. That is where your help comes in!
I may be able to explain my own relationship with self-harm and mental/physical health, I may even be able to give statistics, but unless many people get to share their stories.. We can’t expect people to just get it.
Just like last time, I am looking for people from anywhere in the UK, 
any age (as long as your over 16 with parental consent or over 18), and either sex. I would be willing to help out with travel costs to my home and you would be more than welcome to stay at my house with a friend of yours.
This time the compassion of the images will be slightly different, but you will always have the last word on what you are happy to do.
The models I have used so far are my close friends, people who I love and would always want to protect, as well as the wonderful people who nominated them selves. I would never exploit anyone and I will include text in the book that describes just how grateful I am for the models co-operation. All models will need to sign a model release form.
I am telling you all about the book and my hopes for the future as I would like to ask if anyone would want to take part? I want to show all aspects of self-harm and mental health issues, not just scars or tears or meds. There is so much more to it. The smiles you have to put on for those around you, the depression you feel, the guilt, the eating distress, the arguments with loved ones, I want to try and communicate that too.
I am hoping to get moving as soon as possible, so if you have some free time over the summer and fancy a trip to Cambridge, please e-mail and we can work something out!
Feel free to contact me, Indigo.Clouds.Imagery[@]Gmail[.]com
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Monday, May 7th, 2007

Subject:New Book About Cutting Released May 2007
Posted by:comes_the_light.
Time:5:57 pm.
My name is Vanessa and I have struggled with anoreixa for 20 years and self-injury for more than 30 years. In a quest to understand the reasons behind my behaviors, I entered an intensive therapy program and the insight I gained was so valuable, I decided to share my story with others. Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light is a story of self-injury and redemption. By understanding some of the root causes behind my self-injury, I was able to go forward on a path to healing and have just celebrated my first year injury free!

I would love to have you visit my blog and respond to some of my entries!
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Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Subject:Self harm image book.
Posted by:new_kinda_freak.
Time:5:06 pm.
Hey, my name is Jo. I am 24 and I live in Cambridge UK

I'm doing a fine arts degree, BA(Hons) Photography, at Anglia Ruskin University. I'm in my first year but I have worked as a photographer previously.

For my major project this year I am studying self harm. Its something I have worked with before and personal experience of.

I hope that the work is tasteful, that it never glorifies SI, yet at the same time offers people who dont understand it a chance to see how it affects people.

I decided that I didnt simply want the photos up on a wall as they were too private. So I am putting together a book. It wont be published, I will only make a handful of copys. It will be A4/5 size and each page will have 2 or 3 images on. Along with that will be a very small amount of text that's either commentory from me, statistics or quotes taken from the small questionair I have asked my models to fill in.

The models I have used so far are my close friends, people who I love and would always want to protect. I would never exploit anyone and I will include text in the book that describes just how greatful I am for the models co-operation.

I am telling you all about the book as I would like to ask if anyone would like to take part? I want to show all aspects of self harm, not just scars or tears. There is so much more to it. The smiles you have to put on for thoes arond you, the depression you feel, the guilt, the eating distress, the arguments with loved ones, I want to try and communicate that too.

I wonder how you might feel about helping me acheve that?

Models will need to be over 16 and have permission from parents if under 18. You will need to live in the UK and be avaliable for a photoshoot as soon as possiable. Models are not paid but I can help with traveling costs, offer you and a friend food/a bed for the night and you will have an opertunity to buy a copy of the book when finished if you would like.

I am needing people as quick as possiable as the project needs to finish in the next 4/5 weeks and some models backed out. That said, if you do offer, you will be under no pressure to do anything you are uncomfortable with. Even if that means you getting here and changing your mind. If you are interested I can show you some images I already have to see what you think. Feel free to pass this on to friends you think may be interested.

I hope this post isnt inapropreate, feel free to remove it. x-posted to other self harm communities.

You can leave messages here or you can e mail me at GumChewingFreak[@]Gmail[.]com

Thank you for reading, have a safe day xx xx
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Posted by:desikitteh.
Time:6:59 pm.
looking for ideas:

one of my partners has real difficulty with communication. there is a reason behind it, which i cannot explain in detail without breaching his privacy. he went through some horrible abuse as a child.

all i need though, is ideas/suggestions as to how to help him communicate. any ideas are a helps as i have none. at all.

EDIT:
some more detail:

- they are in another country, face to face and etc isn't an option (yet, trying to hold things together till it is)
- time zones and work make it difficult to chat more frequently
- IRC, email, and voice chat is being used
- writing is frustrating for them
- art is frustrating for them
- when a slight issue comes up, they avoid chatting, specially via voice.
- English isn't there first language, often we arn't sure if the correct meaning is taken from anything typed.
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Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Subject:This is actually kinda funny
Posted by:randomname1234.
Time:3:44 pm.
The last two posts here are from me... with two different journals. And now a third, and yet another journal. Had to delete Love_Out_Me77 because I messed up again. Hopefully third time's a charm and this one won't go anywhere. Sigh.
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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Subject:Me Again
Posted by:love_out_me77.
Time:2:40 pm.
Mood: annoyed.
Ok, had a snafu with the Soulscars LJ. I had to delete that LJ and start this one. Hopefully I won't screw up again. Anyhoo, I think I got everyone that was on my friends list, but if I missed you, or you just feel like adding me, please feel free to do so. Full explanation is up at the new LJ. Thanks!
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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Subject:Hello
Posted by:soulscars.
Time:3:50 pm.
I just wanted to introduce myself. I've created my own space here about how I cope with self injury. It's just a place where I plan to rant and to hopefully help others like me. Please feel free to check out my LJ and friend me. Thanks for having a place like this where people like me can go and feel comfortable talking about this.

-soulscars
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Friday, August 4th, 2006

Posted by:truemaddeep411.
Time:12:13 am.

Under the link is a survey I have made about SI in order for research purposes. Moderators, if this is unallowed, please feel free to delete this post. Surveyors, some topics in the survey may be triggering and uncomfortable, please read the disclaimer before you continue. Thank you for your time.

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Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Subject:Truce
Posted by:kazeldya8.
Time:9:20 pm.
For those of you who knew him, I just found out that Noel (aka Truce, Truce101 on lj) died on July 17th from an OD. He will be very missed.
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Friday, June 30th, 2006

Subject:Hello
Posted by:airkitten.
Time:12:36 am.
Mood: quizno's uses too much salt!.
I have been online with #bus chat, mail, and found bus here. I haven't been keeping up with my busmail very much, but writing in this LJ forum will let those who know me from chat and from busmail know how I'm doing. For those of you who may know me, I'm AirKitten/ or when I post to busmail Kerry Prottengeier (tehachapikitten@hotmail.com). Hope to hear from some of you soon :-)
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Friday, April 21st, 2006

Subject:Need Suggestions
Posted by:nneighbour.
Time:4:19 am.
Mood: anxious.
I'm just not able to deal with things right now. I'm at a loss of what to do, the pain is so intense. About three weeks ago I developed what seems to be an incredible amount of anxiety what appeared for no apparent reason and just won't go away. My GP put me in for a consult with my old Pdoc who I no longer see because everything has been going fine for a while. My doc put me on BuSpar and clonazepam in addition to my effexor and lithium. I just can't take this for much longer. I'm not suicidal, I just want to curl up under the sofa and sleep (since I'm always so tired too).

This constant anxiety thing is new to me. I just don't know how to cope. I could really use some suggestions and support. I can't continue like this for much longer or I'll break down completely.
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Friday, April 14th, 2006

Subject:Hi, old but new
Posted by:lostandalone22.
Time:11:21 pm.
Mood: blah.
Hi, I just joined the community at LiveJournal a little bit ago. My name is Tori Love, and I am 22. I began self-injuring when I was 15 because things just built up. I have lived my life as a "gypsy" for so long, and the stress of never knowing where your gonna lay your head at night gets to you. I was a part of the BUS list in 1999-2000, but didn't have internet access for a while. I have Bipolar Disorder, BPD, PTSD, and recently insomnia.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Subject:For Londoners
Posted by:gasolinegreen.
Time:1:32 pm.
Warning: Measure for Measure, at The National Theatre: SI triggers and rape. Surprisingly graphic for theatre.

Hope everyone is well. I haven't SIed in a while. Been thinking about it on and off, but not so much that I can't stop myself. I think I'm more in control than I used to be.

Harriet
xxx
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Posted by:kaceyjane.
Time:12:22 am.
1350+ members. Self Injury/Suicide support community. Anyone can join.
If you SI, used to, think about it, know someone who does, etc; feel free to join.
It isn't pro or anti SI, it for support, and support you *will* get there or could give.




It's like a big family more than anything, with new people coming
everyday & sometimes people feeling recovered enough to leave.

It is a safe place to go and let things out, ask for help/advice
or anything of that sort; and it will continue to be safe too.

Remember to read the rules if you join, they're easy to follow but very important. :)
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Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Subject:Hi I'm New
Posted by:maiiskii.
Time:11:11 pm.
Hi I've been SIing for about 2 years nows. It's been 3 weeks since I last cut which was due to a breakup and a death in my family. Everything was going fine until the last time I cut. Things have been ok now, but I am still as stressed as ever ,but just trying to control myself from cutting. I hope I will enjoy my stay here. =)
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Subject:Introducing myself
Posted by:schizoidana.
Time:3:41 pm.
Mood: contemplative.
Well I used to be on the bus mailing list but have let things slip a little bit. I've SI'd for years. Probably about 10 years, and had some good times last time I went on bus. I kept myself SI free for a year and a half and then fell back into the pattern again. Right at the moment I'm deep in a depressive pit but I can finally see my way out of it.

Anyway I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Coralie, 24 years of age from Australia. My journal is friends only but if you want to read it just drop me a comment on this message and I'll add you.

Hope everyone is doing ok.

Coralie
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Friday, January 13th, 2006

Subject:potentially triggery game: warning to SA/R*pe victims.
Posted by:desikitteh.
Time:11:41 am.
Mood:exhausted.
a friend of mine just gave me a link to a game that i feel i should warn everyone about. it's called Dominus Predator-Sim.

details under hereCollapse )

crossposted a lot of places.
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Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Posted by:mysterismile.
Time:4:35 pm.
Mood: hopeful.
Hi, I've been a lurker in this community for about a month and feel it's time I should introduce myself. I'm 16, live in ohio, and have SI'd sporadically since I was four or five. Did anyone else start that young? I have mostly done it to punish myself for something I did or when I almost hate mtself. I haven't done it for awhile now (2 months).

That's pretty much my story.
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