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The Butterfly Project.

The Rules are:
1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand.
2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better.
3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you’ve killed it. If you dont cut, it lives.
5. If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them.
6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
7. Even if you don’t cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that cuts or is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help.

anyone want to try this with me? I have a feeling it migt help me and maybe it'll help you too. it sounds like a good thing to at least try. <3
somethingbecomingnothing somethingbecomingnothing 18-21, F 20 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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I got a butterfly tattooed that is my best friends favorite color and my mom birth stone cause they were there through my recovery if you eve need to talk vmeasage me any time

That's kinda beautiful in a way

I've been depressed for ages. I keep on going to cut, and then my mum or sister would walk in and I'd hide the scissors. I knew it was only a matter of time before I would cut. Now though, I've found this. This may have just prevented me from ever cutting. Thank you.

please stop doning that i use to do that and i no its hard to stop but would you try to stop if you ever need anyone to talk to im hear even if you wont to talk over the phone just let me no i will be a sister a friend a cousin aunt please just stop cutting yourself.

2 1/2 months :)

I'll try it with you :)

I had never heard this. Ill probably give it a shot!

I've been helping spreading The Butterfly Project as well :)

This butterfly project seriously helped me. I've been clean now for almost 10 months :) I hope it works for you

It's kept me 131 days clean [:

that is seriously amazing. You should be proud of yourself

I'll do it with you too. This is a great idea. I'd be more than happy :)

I'm going to do it:)

Good for you! I know you can do this. I believe in you just like always. I've stuck by you so far and I'm not going anywhere. I'll be with you every step of the way. I do care about you, Amy. I always will.

i love this

Me and my best friend may start doing this.

Great idea, I might actually start walking around with a marker wherever I go.

i love this idea mabye it will help somewhat

I'm 2 weeks and 1 day today!!

gonna try anything plus drawing butterfiles is fun;)

This is a really good idea. I think I may try it as well. :)

That's a nice idea *hunts for sharpie* (:

i dont cut, but this is a really good idea ! :)

I agree. Inspiring.