TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
~Madam~ Offline
Poop
Average Joe
***
 
~Madam~'s Avatar
 
Name: Ellie
Gender: Female Potato
Location: The land with all the lakes

Posts: 161
Join Date: February 23rd 2012

Unhappy I want to, again. - July 6th 2013, 06:36 AM

So, it's two months today that I've been clean. You'd think I'd feel somewhat accomplished, but I don't. I've been getting really bad lately, and I really want to cut myself. But I know I'd feel even more worthless if I broke this two months. But I just have been feeling really down, and I'm trying so hard not to even look at my blades, because I know I'd give in I just don't know what to do anymore.


----
Just a few of my favorite Marilyn Monroe quotes

-
"Everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like a sort of chunck out of you. I don't think they realize it, but it's like 'grrr do this, grr do that...' But you do want to stay intact and on two feet."
-
"I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I took for granted. You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average American child is brought up expecting to be happy."
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Thereishope Offline
Skittles Minion & Fish Thrower
I can't get enough
*********
 
Thereishope's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Location: Maine, USA

Posts: 2,781
Blog Entries: 76
Join Date: November 10th 2012

Re: I want to, again. - July 6th 2013, 06:50 AM

Hey there Ellie!

Hey good job on 2 months, that is quite the accomplishment! I know what you mean about it still being hard even after all that time. Try to keep yourself busy when you have the urges, look at the Alternatives sticky at the top of the SH forum. Stay strong, you can do it!

Last edited by Thereishope; July 6th 2013 at 06:53 AM. Reason: Fixing spelling.
   
1 user(s) liked this post or found it helpful.
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
.:Bibliophile:. Offline
PM me anytime!

TeenHelp Veteran
*************
 
.:Bibliophile:.'s Avatar
 
Gender: Just me

Posts: 16,865
Blog Entries: 1770
Join Date: January 18th 2009

Re: I want to, again. - July 6th 2013, 09:01 AM

Hey there,

Firstly, you should be really proud of yourself for going so long without self harm that is a major accomplishment. I think you should definitely give yourself a pat on the back for that. I think it is important to remember that these urges will pass. Sometimes when a person is really struggling with self harm they cannot see past the urges but if you can remind yourself that the urge will past it can help.

Do you know what might be causing you to feel the urges? If you can work on identifying the triggers you can work on trying to resolve them. I have found that keeping a journal helped me in identifying what my triggers are.

Have you ever considered throwing away your blades? That is a big step to take but that can be really helpful. If you feel ready it might be a good step for you to take because you will no longer have access to the tools you use to harm yourself.

Lastly I think it would be great for you to check out the Alternatives to Self Harm when you are having an urge and see if some of the things on that list help you.

I hope this helped and if you need anything please feel free to message me.


|Lead Moderator|Newsletter Officer|
   
1 user(s) liked this post or found it helpful.
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.