Bloodletting: A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm and Survival
This book is a frank, compelling and at times darkly humorous memoir boldly challenging the silence surrounding one of mental health's last taboos. A close relative of bulimia ansd anorexia, it is estimated that up to 1% of the population has intentionally harmed itself - yet for the most part it is a behaviour that goes unspoken, dismissed as the attention-seeking actions of prison inmates or delinquent teenagers. If you had run into Victoria on the street during her darkest days you would never have known the torment she endured. Confident, polite and articulate, she could have been your sister, your workmate, your friend, your lover. Yet from her late teens and throughout her twenties Victoria Leatham struggled with the overwhelming desire to hurt herself, a desire that was all-consuming and shaped every aspect of her life.
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Bloodletting: A True Story of Secrets, Self-Harm and Survival
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