There is more than one kind of strength.

Find your own definition of “strong”

Be your own definition of “strong” 

Find something that makes you smile, and never ever let it go.

Relapse is not a synonym for “failure.”

About Step One

Hi! Kaile here. 

I was inspired to create this little project just recently. I’ve been on tumblr for a long time, and I’ve met a lot of amazing people on here. It’s crazy how whole support communities have formed within this website, and despite having my own personal blog, I wanted to have a bigger impact in the lives of the people I have met and been inspired by through blogging. 

My theory is that if I can do some good in the world and help other people, maybe I can learn to help myself, too. Thus, Step One was born.

The goal of this page is to urge you towards taking that first step towards recovery, whatever it may be.

You can make your Step One it into anything you want. It can be a full on flying leap, or the smallest of baby steps, it all depends on what you are comfortable with and ready for. 

My major focus for now is depression/self harm, but our ask box and email are always open to anything. 

Come talk to us, tell us your story, rant, clear your mind, ask for advice, or submit something you find to be inspiring to help out others that come to this page, we’re open to anything and will always answer privately unless you are on anonymous, which of course will be an option for you.

We will be posting our first video soon, explaining more about Step One and I will be posting my address with it for you to take that first step. 

I want you to find a way to remove the objects that you use to self-harm from your life, whether that just means throwing them away, completely destroying them, or even sending them in a letter to us for us to dispose of if you can’t bring yourself to do it.

If it’s one object or seven, it doesn’t matter. Like I said earlier, you determine what you are ready for, and you can choose just how big you want to make that first step.

If that’s not something you’re ready to do yet, it’s completely all-right. All that matters is that you’ve thought about it, and that alone is a big step in itself. 

My extremely good friend Dana will be helping me with this blog and the whole Step One project in general, and you can read more about us here.

Thank you for checking out the page, and please think about taking that first step, no matter what it is. It’s going to seem terrifying and it’s going to be really hard to deal with, but you are strong, and you can get through this. 

We can get through this, together.