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I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 06:37 AM

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Hi everyone
I'm new to this whole forums thing so..
just thought I'd give it a shot..

It's been almost 6 months now since I've cut
I thought it was all over with..
I've recently just had professional help..
But now all of those feelings have returned..
I just don't want to back to the way my life used to be..
Where I would cut almost everyday no matter when or where
I would do anything to make the pain go away..
I need help.
Any response at all would be greatly appriciated..
   
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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 02:16 PM

Well first of all, welcome to TeenHelp!

I'm sorry the urges have been coming back recently, but that's part of recovery. 6 months is a really great achievement, and just because you're starting to feel the same as you used to doesn't mean you have to start cutting again. It's up to you really, although I know that's a lot easier said than done. You said you don't want to go back to the way your life used to be, so try your best not to. When you get triggered and feel the need to hurt yourself, try one of these alternatives instead http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/. Not everything will work for everyone, but that's okay. Keep trying different alternatives until you find something that works for you. You can beat this. You've already proven that. Hope this helps a little.


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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 02:26 PM

The fact that you went six months is so awesome. Whether you realize it or not, you're incredibly strong. One of the hardest parts of recovering from self harm (for me at least) is actually deciding that you want to stop and you don't want to feel that way any more. It's so great that you're there. You said you've been getting professional help, if you still are this is definitely something I would bring up when you talk to him/her.
Also, check out the alternatives thread that Tigereyes posted. Some of those have really helped me.

Hang in there, Jake. You're so much stronger than you think you are.
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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 08:08 PM

i want to thank you both for responding to my post
i feel ashamed..
and im sorry to admit that im not as strong as you say i am..
as i proved to myself last night..
my mom started yelling at me to get off the internet while i was
posting here.. and i just snapped..
i went in my room, threw everything out of my closet and started
writing how i feel about myself on the walls in pen.
then i pulled out a razor blade..
i only did a few..
i was just so upset about everything.
it was then that i wrote 'im sorry' on the wall.
but this time in my blood..
i woke up to my mom in my room looking at the wall in my closet
honestly i cant even tell what she thinks..
feels like her, and everyone else has given up on me..
now i know that some people still care..
i really appriciate both of you responding
it does help
but may just not appear that way yet
ill check out that link Tigereyes posted

again thank you so much

Jake
   
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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 08:28 PM

You are strong. You went six months without self harming. That's so awesome and no matter what happens, NOTHING can take that accomplishment away from you.
I'm so sorry that all that happened with your mom. Is there any way you could talk to her a little bit about what TeenHelp is and that you're not just screwing around on the internet, but it's a support system. You mentioned something about getting professional help; have you been going to see a counselor or a therapist? That was a big step in my recovery but you have to be open and honest about your problems.
Please do check out the link. Some of the alternatives might not work for you, but there are a bunch on there so don't give up! I'm so sorry you feel this way. I know how awful it is, and no one deserves to feel so terrible. If you ever need anyone to chat with feel free to PM me.
Take care of yourself.

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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 08:38 PM

Thank you again for replying
well..
ive had two different types of professional help
and i appoligize for not being completely open
i have huge trust issues
so back to the professional help
ive been seeing a counselor and
ive been in a series of residental treatment/psych hospitals
for numerous suicide attempts that lasted about a year and a half
i didnt know where to start posting so i figured id start with my cutting..
and then work my way up to my suicide attempts
ill take your advice and talk to my mom about TeenHelp
also that link did help
brought up good memories of things that i used to do before i was depressed
and like i said im new to the whole forums thing
(this is gonna sound stupid)
where exactly do i go to
   
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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 08:39 PM

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sorry it cut me off
   
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Re: I thought it was all over... - August 20th 2012, 08:43 PM

You click on their username and a little menu comes up and then click send a private message.
I understand having trust issues, and you might not feel comfortable posting everything on a forum which is totally understandable! I just meant that in my experience you have to be totally open with your counselors so they know the best way to help you.


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