Amelia Halls was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and has struggled with self-harming since she was 14 years old. The 19-year-old archaeology student says she now paints on her body as “a replacement for self-harming” and particularly likes to paint sunflowers:
“I love the colour of sunflowers, I love the yellow; they’re so bright, but I also love the fact that they follow the sun, because the sun is bright and I associate the sun with feeling better and being happy and the sunflowers follow that.”
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This film shows Amelia’s self-harm scars.
Filmed by Elise Wicker
Produced and edited by Lily Freeston