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What is the Butterfly Project?

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What is the Butterfly Project?
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Anonymous
July 10th, 2015 5:06am
The butterfly project was created to help someone to stop self-harming. The individuals puts a butterfly with someone's name that is important to them on the spot of most harm. The goal is to let the buttefly wear off without harming and "killing" the butterfly
glowingMelody51
July 10th, 2015 5:35am
The Butterfly Project was an experiment I had tried to stop cutting. It is where you, or someone else, will draw a butterfly on your wrist, or wherever you cut, and you cannot wipe it off. It must slowly disappear on it's own. If you cut, the butterfly dies. I drew them on my thighs so no one would see for fear of being judged. It really helped, I did this nearly nine months ago and I am clean today. I still have urges, so I draw a butterfly to keep me going.
MathewTheBull
July 10th, 2015 6:59am
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.
Jenniiy
July 10th, 2015 2:12pm
The Butterfly Project is a special skill to overcome the urge to self harm. You have to draw a butterfly of the part of the body where you want to hurt yourself. If you hurt yourself the butterfly dies. So I think it's a really nice Project to care for yourself.
FlowerChild04
July 10th, 2015 8:03pm
The butterfly project is something people use to stop self harming .they draw a butterfly on the area thay they self harm. The butterfly is named after someone you would never want to hurt. Instead you gake care of the butterfly. You cant scrub it off. If you cut, you kill the butterfly and hurt the person it is named after. Its a great coping skill for motivation.
XoMissSel1234
July 10th, 2015 10:06pm
The Butterfly Project is a project to do in prevention to self-harm. When ever you get the urge to harm yourself you draw butterflies on your skin.
Anonymous
July 11th, 2015 3:22am
Cuando una persona se quiera auto lesionar, en vez de hacer eso se dibuje una mariposa en la parte donde se quiera dañar e imagine que es un ser querido al cual nunca dañaría. Si se quiere dañar, tiene que dañar la mariposa. Si la mariposa se borro sola y sin ningún auto lesión, la persona lo logro.
ChloeIsHere
July 11th, 2015 7:02am
The Butterfly Project, is a viral thing that is helping many people who are self harming, to go into recovery. To help many people, mainly teenagers, to be clean and stay strong. How it works; this movement works by a person drawing two butterflies, on whatever place you self harm. You name those butterflies after someone you love unconditionally, alive, or deceased, it won't matter. And if you self harm, both of them die. This project has helped me and many others. Stay strong, stay beautiful, we love you.
DipityEnigma
July 11th, 2015 2:29pm
1. When you feel like you want to "do it", take a marker or a pen and draw a butterfly wherever "it" 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 "do it" before the butterfly is gone, it dies. If you don't "do it", 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 "do it", feel free to draw a butterfly anyway, to show your support.
SoaringSky
July 11th, 2015 5:12pm
The butterfly project is a way for people who deal with self harm to try and stop. It can involve only yourself, or your friends and family as well. When you feel the need to self harm, you, or someone you care about, draws a butterfly on your hand or arm. It is now your responsibility to take care of that butterfly. And if you self harm, the the butterfly dies. It's a way to show those that self harm that they are not alone, and that people care for them, and are there to help them. It also shows the physical opposite of self harm, instead of destroying, you are safeguarding life.
niamh333
July 11th, 2015 9:24pm
The Butterfly Project is a helpful technique to stop self harming. The idea is that when you want to cut/harm yourself in some way, you draw a butterfly on your arm or wrist. You name the butterfly after someone you love, and don't wash it off. As long as you don't cut, the butterfly 'lives'. If you do harm yourself, the butterfly 'dies' and you wash it off. Someone else can draw a butterfly on for you, and these ones are extra special. Non self-harmers can draw a butterfly on to show support for those struggling with self harm :)
StevensLion
July 11th, 2015 10:13pm
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.
Mikeysidiotx
July 12th, 2015 4:29am
Its an (amazing in my opinion) project where someone writes a butterly where you self harm and their name under it (or you can write a name) and the idea is, when you self harm the butterfly dies. So if you hurt yourself, those who are on your arm will die inside, but still have the will to live, while you're set free.
NewRomantic677
July 12th, 2015 12:32pm
this project was started on tumblr to help self harmers stop hurting themselves. You basically draw a butterfly wherever you usually cut and name it after a loved one. If you are able to keep it on until it naturally fade away without cutting it, you have set the loved one free. If you cut while the butterfly is still there you have killed. Personally I found that it works better if the loved one actually draws the buttery themselves.
Anonymous
July 12th, 2015 6:00pm
The Butterfly Project is a project that is supposed to help people who self harm to quit self harming. You draw a butterfly on your body and name it after someone special and everytime you feel like hurting yourself you look at the butterfly and it reminds you that the person you named it after cares about you and wouldn't want you to hurt yourself.
Briaunna122491
July 12th, 2015 10:09pm
The butterfly project is where, when you're cutting, you draw a butterfly, where you want to cut, and name it after a loved one. If you cut through the butterfly, its like killing that loved one.
Anonymous
July 15th, 2015 1:04am
It is a project for cutters to stop. Whenever you want to cut you draw a butterfly and name it after someone who cares about you. If you cut of wash it off before it naturally goes away it dies.
Mel
July 15th, 2015 1:57pm
The butterfly project aims to help a people self harming. Every time you feel the urge to cut, draw a butterfly in the piece of skin you wanted to cut. To make it stronger, draw a butterfly for someone, so if you cut, you kill the butterfly. Many people also draw butterflies in their arms for those fighting against self harm.
niceForest55
July 16th, 2015 3:54am
The butterfly project is where you draw butterflies on your arms and you name them and you can't scrub them off you have to wait until they faid and if you cut befor they faid you killed the butterflies
elebellyyy
July 16th, 2015 9:28am
This is where you draw a butterfly on your skin where you want to self harm, and you can give it a special name. If you self harm you have to gently wash it away and this means the butterfly did not survive. If you dont self harm until the butterfly naturally fades this means it has survived and flown away. Its a really good way to teach you self care by caring for the butterfly . Stay strong xx
MeggieLove4all
July 16th, 2015 4:27pm
The Butterfly Project is a project meant to help people who self harm by drawing butterflies on their wrists and name it after someone important in their life. If they hurt themselves there, they kill the butterflies.
Erdmaennchen
July 17th, 2015 1:20am
The Butterfly Project has been created for self-harmers who feel they are ready to stop and need the motivation or support to do so. A member’s hypnotherapist, who found this idea on an online blog and felt that it was a good idea that should be promoted as a distraction, has recommended it.
Anonymous
July 17th, 2015 4:15pm
It is where whenever you feel the urge to self harm you draw a butterfly on the place you want to hurt in permanent marker, then you have to wait for it to fade, if you self harm whilst it's still there you have killed the butterfly.
TheComedyTragedy
July 18th, 2015 8:18pm
The butterfly project is a project in which people who struggle with self harm or self injury draw a beautiful butterly on themselves when they feel they need to cut. Instead of cutting, they know that if they cut there, they will also cut the butterfly, so it discourages self harm or hitting / burning / bruising etc. Some people also wear necklaces and jewelry with butterflies on to symbolise their recovery through the struggles they have faced.
JolineKarateGirl
July 19th, 2015 12:23am
The butterfly project is mostly for people who cut..you or a friend draw a butterfly with a long lasting marker and your goal is to let the butterfly fade by itself and if you cut it..your butterfly dies..you can also name your butterfly after someone you love...so let your butterfly live
Anonymous
July 19th, 2015 10:04am
The butterfly project is a way to stop self-harming. Either you or someone else draws a butterfly on you and you have to name it of a person you care for. If you self-harm you kill the butterfly.
pray4theheartless
July 19th, 2015 10:52am
The butterfly project is an alternative to self harm, basically you and your friends/family or anyone you care about draw pictures of a butterfly wherever it is that the person usually harms themselves and they can't self harm until the butterfly fades naturally, no scrubbing it off, other wise you kill the butterfly
Anonymous
July 22nd, 2015 3:20am
The butterfly project is about helping people to stop self harming. You draw a butterfly on your wrist for every person that wants you to stop cutting. And if you cut then you've killed the butterfly.
supportiveVision79
July 22nd, 2015 12:01pm
The Butterlfly Project helps people which are herming themselfes. How it works is, that a person draws a butterfly onthe hand arm of the person which is harming hisself. You have to say when you harm yourself, the butterfly will diw. I want you to protect it and take good care.
IllBeTheLightToGuideYou
July 22nd, 2015 12:01pm
The butterfly project is when you are in a tough time and you don't want to harm yourself. You draw a butterfly wherever you want to hurt yourself and out the name of someone special in your life in the butterfly. If you harm yourself you kill the butterfly.