Haleigh Strickler (LFAS)

So, I figured that that good old crushing feeling of extreme guilt and shame is going to come back if I don’t finally post something. Doing a project with someone else really adds a new urgency to this whole thing. Which is fine. It’s motivation. I am actually learning quite a bit about this topic, but because I am currently in a long-term, serious, committed relationship with my terrible procrastination habits, many of the newcomers probably have no idea that I even exist. So I thought it...Read More...
Last Reply By Denis Chege (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
We have our results! I tried the alternative suggestions, and I've got to say, was not expecting this. disclaimer: I am one person, this is not indicative of everyone who has self-harmed. This is my opinion. I'm also biased, stubborn, and didn't want to do these. Rubber band and ice cube : I decided to put these in the same category, since my views are the same. They actually were worse than cutting. I am not even kidding. Of course, I'm not encouraging it, but if any of you tried these, I...Read More...
Last Reply By Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Now, we're getting to the main point: Alternative suggestions. There is definitely an urge when it comes to self-harm, and sometimes we'll try to distract ourselves from that urge or try something similar. I've seen the following tips online: -Rub an ice cube on the place you want to harm or hold it in your hand. This is supposed to be a similar sensation to harming. - Self-care. This seems a bit unlikely to work, since you are in a place of self-hate when you decide to harm. This is the...Read More...
Last Reply By Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
In response to a couple questions I got on my last two posts, I've decided to use this shorter post to answer them. Juliana Nunes asked "... do you think that some people are predisposed to potentially self-harm?": Some people I believe have a chance of being prone to mental illness based on genetics, and I think there's someone on this site doing something on this, so I'd ask them (Amanda Tummonds from Charles Best). As far as self-harm goes, it's a coping method, that's to say, a choice.Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Self-harm: Myth And Fact

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS)
Because there are a lot of misconceptions and stereotypes out there about it, and based on the survey I made, some of you fall into those as well. Which is perfectly fine. It's good to be well-educated, but a lack of exposure on this topic is also probably a good thing. Anyway. So I decided to target some common questions that either I've heard, or that I've found online. Myth: Self-harmers want to kill themselves Fact: While self-harm can lead to other, more serious issues, most of the time...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Just kidding. Most definitely not the fun part. In fact, here's a nice big disturbing content warning. There is possible disturbing content. But actually I think it's objectively disturbing. What's objective is whether or not it's too tough to read. It might be. So that's a warning. Right there. That I just made. I'm trying to lighten the mood a bit. Don't think it's working. Anyway. This time around, I'll be looking at the various reasons why people turn to self-harm. As well as methods and...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So now that I have a fairly solid idea of the general understanding of self-harm, I think I know a bit of what I'll be covering. So, here's the plan: -myth and truth (I think this is pretty important) -Discussing various causes that lead to considering self-harm -Exploring reasons why people self-harm (maybe different research for different causes) -Looking at other methods and the effectiveness of them -more as I come up with them As far as sources go, as well as various written research...Read More...
Last Reply By Grace Sun (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
So, I still don't have a project plan, but I want to try to get an idea of what I'll be covering, and for that I'll need some help. So if you feel comfortable (and this is a non-judgement thing, I'm not going to be mad at you if you don't understand something), I'd like a few people to share what they know or think about self-harm. Maybe you have an idea that was shaped from some form of media covering the subject (and I would use "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara as an example...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
What do most people do when they're bored? I'm not sure. Maybe organize their belongings, check this blog, or listen to me ramble (desperately bored, in that case) Let's change the question. What do I do when I'm bored? Do horrible things to myself. Like learning. And adding yet another language to my ever-growing hall of pain. Why do I do this to myself? Здравствуйте, Русский. Hope I don't drop you after two weeks. Besides, I needed a non-Asian language to mix things up. So finding...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I've been thinking. I realize that a lot of things that I talk about have been related to my experiences and progress. Which I don't think helps with the whole "you guys understanding" part of this (probably the whole part). I follow a lot of language-study blogs, and I've noticed that even though they have a select few that they themselves study, they also post resources about a huge variety of languages that they may not be learning as well. My point being, I'm thinking that I should...Read More...
Last Reply By Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) · First Unread Post
"HALEIGH WHAT ARE YOU DOING STOP LEARNING ALL THESE LANGUAGES YOU'RE INSANE WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU I'M SO DONE." -everyone ever I guess next up is sounds. What did I say I was going to do? Something else? I can't remember. Oh well. WE'RE DOING SOUNDS. (From an English-speaking prospective) Japanese: Probably the easiest out of all of them in terms of pronouncing the various sounds. They rarely ever change. The only case where they would change would be to make the sentences smoother, and...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Apologies for the inactivity lately. I'll be continuing with the second part of my language-comparison-series-thing soon, promise. Speech, this time. I guess. Please be patient with me. That's all I need. I've got a ton of schoolwork. Plus I am tired. I am so, so tired. There are different types of tired. And sleep doesn't help with two of them. I learned that. I just have no energy. Please keep in mind that not only am I giving you guys information regarding this topic, I'm still studying...Read More...
Last Reply By Jim Liu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
I've noticed some similarities and differences between the languages I'm studying that I think are pretty interesting. Since I'm doing this project on languages, I figured I'd share some with you guys. Right now I'm focusing on reading. How To Tell Them Apart Korean is squares and circles and block-ish letters separated by syllable. Unlike most Asian languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese), there are spaces in between words. 하다 (hada-to do) An interesting thing about...Read More...
Last Reply By Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) · First Unread Post
so I'm back As far as my whole "triple language" mess is going, I have learned essential phrases, that I can't repeat because pronunciation is difficult, in Mandarin Chinese, such as "they are men", "the girls drink water", and such things. I haven't learned how to say "I will never use these sentences" yet. I'll have to review because I remember nothing. I can also read hangul/hangeul, which is the written form of Korean. It is insanely easy to learn. Seriously. want to learn a quick new...Read More...
Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post

Multiple languages at once?

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS)
I'm thinking of looking into the effects of studying multiple languages at once. I know I already have like 200 other things that I want to look into, and I promise that I'll get to them. In the next 80 years. At least. "but haleigh how will you do this research also why does this blog spellcheck your name?" I'm glad you didn't ask. I'll be the guinea pig. So I'm a little crazy. Ok? Learning a language isn't easy. So, recognizing this, I've decided to add two more. This might not last long.Read More...
Last Reply By Amber Illes · First Unread Post
Do you find that the pitch of your voice changes when you speak different languages? Let's consider English as my "neutral" tone, considering it's my native language. When I speak Japanese, my voice gets slightly higher. When I speak Korean*, it gets slightly lower. I wonder why that is...I'll have to look into it. *the small amount that I can barely spit out.Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
日本語をタイプすることができる!でも、問題がある。ファントが大嫌いよ。 (I can type in Japanese! But there's a problem. I really hate this font.) A little behind-the-scenes: Last year, whenever I typed in Japanese, I would go into Google Translate, try to get the character/word, and copy/paste it into the post. It took a while. And things were wrong. Please don't enter my posts into Google Translate. It will not help at all. I promise I'll give you the proper English translation. Google...isn't very good with Asian languages .Read More...
Last Reply By Jason Li (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
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