The Self Disorders Welcome
An injury to the self forges some bonds.
The self-injury becomes part of the fabric
our relationships and further disrupts
unfolding of the self.
An emptiness forms at the core of the person
and the self becomes inconsolable.
No addiction can fill it. No denial of self will restore it.
No single gesture will be believable.
Only a profound sense of human community can heal the self.
We welcome you to this community.
(Words adapted from 'The Betrayal Bond' by Patric Carnes.)