I am a residential director of a locked residential program for adolescent trauma victims. My daily role is to help these adolescents be more than their mental health diagnosis. I encourage them to say, "I struggle with cutting" rather than "I am a cutter." Changing their language is healing and powerful and has the power of transformation! They are incredible young adults with incredible futures and I'm honored to work with them.
I think the project is an amazing idea and encourages people to revive the sense of community.. Care about others as we want to be cared for!