The stigma is that people who self-harm are crazy. The reality is they've found a solution to complex problems in their life.
Most self-harm books are filled with medical terminology that reads like a dictionary, leaving those who suffer all the more confused. They're uncertain how to ask for support or talk about the shame they feel. Many are uncertain even why they do it. All they know is it helps.
ReWrite is a book that cuts through the clutter and platitudes to help those who cut and their friends and family understand:
The stigmas and the truth behind self-harm
Reasons you began self-injury even when you're unsure
How to cope with the guilt and shame
How willpower won't get you to stop
Tried-and-true recovery techniques and exercises
How a person's faith can help
Information and excursuses for friends and family who want to support their loved one
Don't waste another day stuck in the clutches of self-harm. Join others who have successfully turned their lives around with information provided here.
Step into the journey. ReWrite your story.
This book is part of the outreach programs of HeartSupport-an organization created by Grammy-nominated musician Jake Luhrs of the metal band August Burns Red. It features a bonus workbook and journal in addition to insight from medical advisor, Dr. Michelle Saari. Dr. Saari is a licensed mental health provider, board-certified clinical supervisor, and nationally certified counselor. Proceeds from this book will continue to help fund further projects by HeartSupport in the realm of recovery. The author receives no royalties.
About the Author
Benjamin Sledge is the Director of Operations for HeartSupport. Prior to joining the organization, he spent eleven years in the US Army with tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the recipient of a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and two Army Commendation Medals for his actions overseas. In addition to his role within the organization, Ben is a voracious reader and writer. He has authored several viral articles that have been featured in numerous publications. While writing is his passion, he dabbles in graphic design (where he received his degree) and leads young adult ministry at his local church. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter where he does his part keeping Austin weird by adding to his collection of tattoos. About the Medical Advisor: Dr. Michelle Saari sits on the Board of Directors for HeartSupport and has served as a mental health professional for the past fourteen years. She holds both a PhD and master's degree in psychology and is a licensed mental health provider and board-certified clinical supervisor in the state of Minnesota. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors). She currently works at the Minnesota Department of Corrections where she serves as Director of Psychological Services. As a longtime fan of the heavy metal music industry, Dr. Saari was aware of the negativity and darkness that many in the scene face. Seeing HeartSupport as a unique blend of the music community, relationship building, and hope for those struggling, she began volunteering on the ground at Vans Warped Tour. She has helped the organization grow to reach even more people while encouraging others to live the healthiest lives they can and discover their best self.