This is not a usual OneBook but I wanted to spread the word for this excellent project. This was originally posted here.
A few months ago Stray came to my home and filmed me reading from In Search of Adam. I answered questions about the self harm section, where Jude breaks her wrist with a hammer. The reading was emotional.
(the filming was in a room that I did not tidy)
Below is the trailer for the actual 90 minute DVD.
The content of the film is aimed at professionals, at therapists, MH workers, doctors, A&E staff and others. The act of self harming is often hidden and this film offers voice, removing the taboo and bringing real people into focus.
I have now watched the trailer and cried. There is such honesty and emotion seeping from it. I am very very proud to be part of this DVD and really hope that it helps raise awareness and funds. And Stray, I've said this many times, you truly are a star.
So many can not begin to imagine why a person would hurt themselves. I think it's about time that people listened and began to understand self harm. This DVD will raise awareness, but only if it reaches the right eyes and the right ears.
Please please, if you can, help to spread the word.
All proceeds from sales of the DVD will fund services for people who self harm. DVDs are available from harmless.org.uk
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