I have kept a journal since about the age of five. Writing in full detail my feelings about the day, what was going on in my life and documenting my transformation from normal child to depressed, self-destructive teen and then completely hopeless and confused adult. Each journal entry details my struggle with depression, life events, my ever-growing obsession with cutting myself, my desires to stop, and my desires not to stop. Each and every consuming feeling is documented in those journal entries.
Although writing in those journals did not completely stop me from cutting myself. It did help me survive as long as I did and help me find my way through the darkness.
I want nothing more than to encourage as many individuals to put their consuming feelings down on paper and have them see their masterpiece.