A Young Woman Posted These Striking Images Online. When I found Out What Really It Is, I Cried.

A young woman caused quite a stir on the internet after posting striking images on Tumblr. While her viral photos seem to be eye-catching, there’s a hidden message behind it, something not to be taken lightly.

#1 At first internet users were unsure if it was a tattoo, an art, or some kind of skin disease.

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#2 But the truth behind these pictures is truly devastating.

Apparently, she suffers from self-harm, a behavior in which an inidual inflict self-injury in a bid to cope up with problems. Most people engage in self-harm often don’t know how to deal with their emotions. Several illnesses are associated with it, including borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, anxiety or post traumatic distress disorder.

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