How to create a self-harm safety box…

An extremely insightful post about one method to avoid self harm, I love this idea!

All that I am, all that I ever was...

Once upon a time, when I was much a much younger (and sexier) man than I am today, I used to own a box. On a purely aesthetic level, there was nothing special about this box. It was just a run-of-the-mill shoebox decorated with Doctor Who stickers, newspaper cuttings and images of the great Australian actress, Toni Pearen.

What was special about this box was on the inside, for I’d filled it with colouring pencils, rubber bands, bath salts, candy, a mini-colouring book, a couple of novels, a DVD and some (slightly more) risqué images of the great Australian actress, Toni Pearen.

For this box was my safety box; a box I could turn to when my self-harm urges grew so intense that I needed some serious distraction to stop me from injuring myself.

Over the years I owned this box I lost track of how many times it prevented…

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3 responses to “How to create a self-harm safety box…

  1. Thank you for this. Tho I’m a long way from self-harm, I am exploring the lean method called heijunka, which is load or production leveling. I’m applying it to emotional states to toggle between high-happy & sober moods throughout my day.
    ¶ I’m a big fan of portability, and I think a small empty tin like breath mints come in could serve to create a portable, traveling self-toggling box!
    ¶ I’d been puzzled with how to manage this totally from my insides, never considering external material as supports for mood-modulation.

  2. Thank you for sharing this! Wonderful idea! I have a family member that will get one of these soon! Again thank you!!

  3. What a great idea. This has inspired me to make a ‘happy box’…A place to put kind notes or things people have given me that make me feel good, even if that person didn’t realize what they did for me…. 🙂

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