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How to stop? - August 16th 2012, 07:27 PM

I've been cutting and scratching myself for a few months now but I can't stop.. Any advice?
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Re: How to stop? - August 16th 2012, 07:51 PM

You have to search within yourself and find a reason that you want to stop. You don't deserve to be in so much pain. Also, check out the list of alternatives to self harm here. There are a BUNCH of different alternatives, so if one doesn't work, just move on to a different thing.

A big part of recovering from self injury is recognizing what your triggers are and learning how to deal with them in a healthier way. If you don't know what your triggers are, maybe keep a journal type thing and write down every time you feel like hurting yourself and what caused that feeling. Self injury can be addicting, but it's definitely not impossible to quit. The first step is realizing that you want to stop and it's so awesome that you've gotten there already and are trying to get help!

Is there anyone you can talk to about what you're going through? A parent, friend or school counselor? A lot of times talking through what you're feeling really helps.

Hang in there!

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