See these bracelets? They look ridiculous right? And let me tell you they are heavy. The reason I’m showing you this is my best friend used to self harm and would cover her scars with 72 bracelets. People would always ask her why she wore so many and I knew it made her uncomfortable to answer so one day I collected all my bracelets and bought a few more and put 61 bracelets on my arms. I didn’t want her to feel alone in her struggle so I wore 61 bracelets on my arms for almost a year. This last summer me and my best friend went to a camp with our church and one night after worship she came up to me with big tears in her eyes and all her bracelets off and all her scars exposed and said ” I’m not ashamed anymore.” I told her that the only reason I wore those bracelets was so she wouldn’t feel alone. It was an emotional night for both of us. Ever since that night I haven’t put on those bracelets till now and remember how it used to be and how far we’ve both come together. Shes my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without her.