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What is the Butterfly Project?

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What is the Butterfly Project?
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Anonymous
July 2nd, 2015 2:16am
The butterfly project is when you draw a butterfly where you want to cut and they say if you cut it it dies
Anonymous
July 2nd, 2015 9:45am
Something people who self-harm can use. Instead of cutting, draw a butterfly on their wrists. If they cut/burn again before the butterfly disappears, the butterfly dies.
blackmagic
July 2nd, 2015 8:58pm
Instead of harming yourself, you draw a butterfly on your skin (where you'd normally self harm) and the goal is to keep the butterfly alive
HushDarling
July 3rd, 2015 3:08am
The Butterfly Project is a project created to help those who want to stop self-harming. The self-harmer draws butterflies on the areas they would normally harm, and is encouraged to name them after friends and family members. When the self-harmer hurts themselves, one of the butterflies dies. The goal is to keep all of the butterflies alive (refrain from harming themselves until the marker fades away).
Anonymous
July 3rd, 2015 5:31am
The butterfly project is drawing a butterfly with a name of someone you love on anywhere you self harm and if you self harm you are killing the butterfly, or that person you love.
Anonymous
July 3rd, 2015 2:00pm
The Butterfly Project is aimed for people struggling with self harm. Basically, when you feel the urge to cut/harm yourself, you draw a butterfly/butterflies somewhere on your body, anywhere you like, and name it/them after someone you care about and the butterfly must fade naturally (no washing it off) if you harm yourself before the butterfly fades, you kill them butterfly. The butterfly means more if someone you care about draws it for you.
BonnieCasanova
July 3rd, 2015 9:25pm
The Butterfly Project is a great technique for self-harmers. Instead of cutting, you draw a butterfly on the place you wish to cut. You usually name it after someone you care for and if you cut, the butterfly dies.
KatHellsing
July 3rd, 2015 11:37pm
Its a project that helps people stop self-harming. You take a pen or marker and draw a butterfly on where you want to cut/self-harm. Either you can draw them or someone else can. When you want to hurt yourself again, draw anothet butterfly. Remember, no scrubbing them off (let them fade naturally) and don't self-harm when they are drawn. Self-harming "kills" all of them.
Amazinglyhere4you
July 4th, 2015 10:57am
The butterfly project is something people who self-harm can use as a method to stop self-harming. They can draw butterflies on their wrists or wherever they cut/burn and name each butterfly if they choose to. If you cut before the butterfly fades away, the butterfly dies
Anonymous
July 4th, 2015 1:09pm
The Butterfly Project is when you or someone draws butterflies on your wrists, legs, stomach, ect. Each butterfly represents someone who you care about and/or someone who cares about you. So if you selfharm, you hurt that person. And that's not good to do. The rules are you can't wash them off. They have to come off naturally. Remember when a person draws a butterfly on you it's extra special. So take good care of it!
AskingAriel
July 4th, 2015 5:31pm
The butterfly project is when you draw butterflies on the places you wish to self harm, so the urge isn't as strong. It keeps you distracted and you don't want to "kill" the butterfly by harming it
GiveYourHeartABreak
July 4th, 2015 7:29pm
The butterfly project is that when you want to cut you draw a butterfly and name it after someone you love. If you cut before the butterfly is gone the butterfly dies if you dont, the butterfly lives. And no scubbing off.
stronger10
July 4th, 2015 11:47pm
If you want to self-harm, draw a butterfly on your skin where you want to self-harm. You don't to "kill" the butterfly but hurting yourself there. Try to keep it alive.
lau24
July 5th, 2015 4:29am
It's a project to try to help people fight the urge of self harming. It consists in drawing a butterfly where the self harm would have been done whenever you feel like self harming and naming it after someone who matters to you. If you self harm before the butterfly has faded away (you can't scrub it off), it dies, and if you don't, it lives.
hopefulmax
July 5th, 2015 12:11pm
You draw a butterfly whenever you want to cut yourself (draw it with a marker) and name it after loved one (best friend,girlfriend/boyfriend, etc). These butterflies are special and take care of them, that means you MUSTN'T cut yourself or scrub the butterfly off.
Anonymous
July 5th, 2015 5:42pm
The butterfly project is where you draw a butterfly on you where you want to hurt yourself that represents someone that cares about you, and if you hurt yourself the butterfly dies.
peachysunny
July 5th, 2015 8:42pm
a project of drawing buterflys on your skin to stop self harm because if you cut the butterfly dies google it
CoffeeTeaAndHonesty
July 5th, 2015 10:19pm
1. when you feel like you want to cut, take a marker or pen and draw a butterfly wherever the self-harm occurs. 2. name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better. 3. NO scrubbing the butterfly off. 4. if you cut before the butterfly is gone, it dies. if you don't cut, it lives. 5. another person may draw them on you. these butterflies are extra special. take good care of them. 6. even if you don’t cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support.
Anonymous
July 5th, 2015 11:48pm
It's to support self-harm survivors. You draw a butterfly on your left wrist if you are a survivor of self-harm, and you draw a butterfly on your right wrist to support those who harm themselves or once did.
Anonymous
July 8th, 2015 3:14am
The Butterfly Project is for people who self harm and wish to resist the urge to harm. THE RULES: 1. Then you feel like you want to cut, burn, etc., take a marker or pen and draw a butterfly wherever the self-harm occurs. 2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better. 3. NO scrubbing the butterfly off! 4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, it dies. If you don't cut, the butterfly lives. 5. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them. 6. Even if you don’t self harm, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. A couple of people tried this and found out that pen washes off pretty quickly, so to make it last longer, I thought of starting with a caterpillar, when that washes off a cocoon, and then a butterfly! Or you could draw the butterflies with permanenet markers. You could also draw other things, not just butterflies, but hearts, stars, and tribal designs for the boys and more. You could also write the names of your friends and family, so that when you feel the need to injure, you see the reminder that you are trying to stop not just for your loved ones, but for youself. People also tried using song lyrics or quotes.
HisBestFriend1030
July 8th, 2015 9:08am
The Butterfly project is for those who would like to stop self harm by drawing a butterfly in the places they feel the urge to harm themselves and knowing that if they can resist the urge to do so the butterfly will be set free. It can be the fact that they don't want to harm the butterfly or someone who they value in life and relating them to the butterfly. If they don't hurt them they don't hurt themselves.
CosmicStranger
July 8th, 2015 1:44pm
The butterfly project is a substitution for self harm. As you or someone who cares about you draw a butterfly in your wrist and name them as the person who cares about you. If you self harm, the butterfly dies as well as the person who cares about you (figuratively) it means that you gave up on them. There are also rules like you can't rub or wipe it.. It should fade away for days
centauri
July 8th, 2015 6:07pm
The Butterfly Project is aimed to self-harm control and recovering. It consists of drawing a butterfly in your body everytime you feel the urge to harm yourself. Once you do it, you must name this butterfly after someone you care about; someone who you wouldn't like to see hurt. The goal is to avoid harming yourself while they're in your skin; you must not brush them off and wait for them to get out of there naturally. While that, you will probably have calmed down and had the opportunity to reflect if you must harm yourself or not. This project aims to raise awareness and the well-being for those struggling with self-harming. It is one of the most widespread coping methods.
Anonymous
July 8th, 2015 9:28pm
the Butterfly Project supports the idea that you should draw a butterfly on your skin instead of cutting yourself
Gilbertron
July 9th, 2015 12:05am
An organization specifically designed to redefine the way that girls view and treat themselves and the way they view and treat each other.
EquusZoe
July 9th, 2015 4:28am
The Butterfly Project is a way for self harmers to slowly ease their way out of the dangerous habit. Every time you want to injure yourself, you draw a butterfly on the area and name it after someone you know. That way in the future when you want to self harm again, you see the butterflies and remember why you shouldn't.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 8:24am
The butterfly project is a great thing! You simply draw a butterfly where you feel like cutting and give it a name and use pretty colors and make it so personal and beautiful that you can't stand to cut it!
cherishedJet13
July 9th, 2015 12:08pm
It's for people who are trying to stop to self harming. You draw a butterfly on where you normally self harm and if you self harm before the butterfly washes out you killed your butterfly. Keep drawing butterflies each time you want to self harm, it really helps to stop.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 1:03pm
It is a project to stop self harming, the people who self harm have to draw a butterfly where they usually harm themselves and name them after people close to them. and if you hurt yourself again, each butterfly dies. it has been proven helpful to some.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2015 3:44pm
When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you’ve killed it. If you dont cut, it lives. If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them. 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.