Bloodletting is a frank, compelling, and at times darkly humorous memoir of one woman's struggle with cutting. This book challenges the silence surrounding self-injury, one of mental health's last taboos

ISBN10: 1572244577
ISBN13: 9781572244573
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 20060301
Publisher: NewHarbinger
Binding: Paperback
SKU: 9781572244573

On the outside, she appears to have it all. She's creative, beautiful, confident. But inside Victoria Leatham struggles with silent, secret, and unbearable pain. In her late teens, Leatham is struck with an undeniable urge to cut herself. Oddly, the wounds she inflicts on herself mute the pain she feels inside.

This memoir, a darkly humorous and often chilling account, vividly details Leatham's ordeal and reveals her most intimate thoughts as she struggles with cutting and a range of other psychological problems including eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. And finally, it describes her discovery of the psychological secret that helps her escape from this spiral of self-destruction.