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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Review: Bloodletting: A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm, and SurvivalUser Review - Alicia Weaver - Goodreads
Memoir about self mutilation which lead to many other psychiatric disorders over the course of 15 years. Good read for seeing how so many issues feed into and overlap each other, but found the storyline confusing because it jumped around so much. Read full review
Review: Bloodletting: A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm, and SurvivalUser Review - Leila Hulsey - Goodreads
Very interesting story. Personal and at times deep, although it was very "journal like" reading. Felt repetitive without climax. Felt terrible for what she went through but this is not something I would read again. Read full review