Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England




Shards of splintered slate at Honister Slate Mine

Whilst this blog has been wallowing in the visual delights of the Lake district for the last couple of weeks and I’ve been darting around the countryside trying to be in three places at once (only three, how unusual; my friends will be thinking.) I’ve neglected to post a link to this blog, Noddy linked to it days a go, saying

The point the video makes and one that hit home was that making snap judgements without investigating properly can seriously discriminate against those with conditions they would not wish upon their own worst enemies.

Reading this post about self harm this morning has reminded me to pull my finger out and get posting. So please take a few moments to look at the video clip (and beautifully crafted it is too)

it’s important and you can read more about the issue of self harm here at the website of Harmless, who offer resources for people who self harm: because life isn’t always as pretty as a picture.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Splintered

  1. Thanks for the ping, and the link. I’m filling in their questionnaire, and passing this on to a few people who I think might benefit too.


  2. Sorry I couldn’t get back to you on the geek stuff….been a tad bizzy at work. Just back from a 15 hours shift!

  3. Ugggh, it’s been a while since I worked a stint that long. When I did it was usually in the run up to Christmas or Valentines day, I worked in a basement I used never saw natural daylight for days.

  4. Self Harm , phew im finding this a hard one to comment on. For someone like me who has suffered with depression its amazing how many experts you meet. But hardly anyone understands
    If anyone wants to talk about self harm e mail me
    Im sorry if ive used your blog to put my e mail on uphill but there are people out there living a nightmare.
    And to talk to someone that understands can be a big help.
    Id say 99per cent of people dont understand self harm but for someone who has studied it for 20years i fully undrestand. But its true people judge, discriminate, mock, and generally think that self harm is a thing that single women do to get attention.
    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    A good thread uphill. Im very very impressed by it.

  5. Forgot to add it affects everyone. Children, teenagers, housewives, buisnessmen, family, everyone. And its more common than people think.

  6. No problem LBR, I know you, like a lot of folk find this time of year tough,

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