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What are some effective ways to stop cutting? - June 6th 2013, 11:08 PM

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So I've recently started cutting myself, I haven't told anyone and no one has noticed. I want to stop for my own sake as well a for those around me etc. So I tried to stop but its a bit more difficult than I thought it, at first I thought it would be something i would do once and stop withing a week, But then i only wanted deeper cuts. Does anyone have any good tips/ideas on how to stop cutting?
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Re: What are some effective ways to stop cutting? - June 6th 2013, 11:47 PM

Hey i'm sorry you started cutting and I am very proud that your trying to stop

we have a very elaborate alternatives list here http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/

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Re: What are some effective ways to stop cutting? - June 6th 2013, 11:57 PM

Hey smithj thanks a ton. It's a relief to have someone to talk with. It's a bit hard because I have no one I can talk with at school about this ad I'm worried if I don't stop it will cause a ton of problems (both health and social) and I feel like I should stop before someone does take notice. I'm not sure how to pm but it'd be great if we could.
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Re: What are some effective ways to stop cutting? - June 7th 2013, 03:41 AM

Hello, and to TeenHelp!

As Jason mentioned, we have an alternatives list. You can consider making a calm down jar or paper stars It's all about the distraction. And congrats for wanting to stop, that's a big step.


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