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I don't know if i want help i just know i want someone who understands - September 11th 2012, 05:31 AM

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So a month ago i cut for the first time. I don't really know why i did but i took the razor out of my razor and started cutting the side of my hand. like everywhere but not very deep cuz i was to scared. it helped so much but i was scared people would notice so i didn't really do it again for a while. but then i stated cutting my wrist just to see blood and feel the pain but i was scared it was gonna scar so i did it lighty and then i found that if i cut on the middle of my arm cuz you can't see it. and today out of no where i cut again my leg my hand and my arm. I'm trying to make them not noticeable
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Re: I don't know if i want help i just know i want someone who understands - September 11th 2012, 06:47 AM

Cutting is addictive, so is practically every self harm, but it's a good thing you already know it's going too far. For one, maybe instead of cutting, go for a walk, read a book, ask a friend to hide it, just for a game sake you could say if you don't want to tell them why. There are so many ways you can stop, but first you need to make your mind object to the act of cutting, because your brain is the most powerful weapon of all time. So keep thinking positive, keep telling yourself 'I can make it, I can do this, I don't have to cut.' You could even recod your voice on a tape and play it over and over while you sleep so it sinks into your sub conscious

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Re: I don't know if i want help i just know i want someone who understands - September 11th 2012, 07:37 PM

I've been exactly where you are right now, trust me on this.

Stop it before it gets too late. I started off the same - nail scratches turned into screwdriver scrapes and they in turn turned into scissors, which turned into razor blades. It's human nature to be curious and as soon as you become bored with/desensitised to a certain sensation, the next logical step is to find something that works. In terms of SHing, this is essentially a cycle of severity as you'll always progress to more dangerous things.


The scars you have will be with you for the rest of your life. There's no avoiding that now. It's done. Do you want more? Or do you want to keep the very few that you have and not add to them? Picture yourself in 10 years' time - do you want a few minor white marks, or a load of deep, purple scars? In the future the temporary gratification will be gone but the scars won't.


The short term relief granted by cutting is absolutely nothing compared to the hassle and awkwardness of dealing with the scars later on. What happens when the good feeling runs out? All you're left with is a bunch of ugly, dirty lines that'll stay with you forever. I'm sure you don't want that to happen.


Try not to cut for as long as possible. In my opinion, making short steps is useless when it comes to this - you just need to *snap* and realise what you're doing. Don't do it today, don't do it ever again. If it helps, note down the time, date and place where you read this final bit of my post and remember it as the moment you quit. I guarantee you'll have made the right choice when you look back on things.


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