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HELP ME PLEASE - September 15th 2012, 10:40 AM

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i self harm and ive tried telling my parents by just saying it to them or writing a letter and neither has worked I NEED HELP PLEASE IM SCARED IM GONNA DIE

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Re: HELP ME PLEASE - September 15th 2012, 01:14 PM

Did you give them the letter or have they not listened or are they trying to make it go away by not doing anything? I would suggest talking to someone else then. Maybe if you talk to a guidance counselor or a teacher or just another family member (but they might not be able to do much without your parents), they can get you help - also, they can probably talk to your parents for you or with you and make them understand that it is a serious problem. That's what I would do I know I talked to my teacher and she sent me to a guidance counselor who then gave me a psychologist. I'm not over it at all but it still helped me a lot telling someone who could help me and listen without judging
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Re: HELP ME PLEASE - September 15th 2012, 07:21 PM

Hi there.

When you say neither of them have helped with your parents, do you mean you never managed to tell them about your self harming or that they didn't understand and made nothing out of it? If it's the first one, I suggest you trying to talk to them again, if that is what you want. Be honest. I know that it's really scary but I also feel confident in saying to you that your parents care about you and that if they knew what was going on for you, they'd want to be able to help you. If you have an fact told them but that haven't made anything out of it, try telling them again.

If for whatever reason telling your parents doesn't help, then there are other people you can also go to. Have you thought about talking to someone in school/college such as a teacher, a school nurse/counselor, a tutor or a pastoral support officer? You could even try talking to your doctor/GP. All these people care about you and they can help you through this but they can only do so if they know what is going on for you. Its okay for you to let them in.

You can beat the urges. At the end of the day you're the person who is on control of what you do. Only YOU can stop yourself from hurting yourself. Its all about beating the urges as well as overcoming what it is that is causing these thoughts and feelings. Have you tried looking at our list of alternatives to self harm? If not it might be a good idea for you to do so. Not every single thing is going to help you so it's all about trial and error. Don't give up on everything when you come across something that doesn't help.

You can beat this. Keep smiling and don't be alone :-)

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