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Unhappy Self harming - July 9th 2013, 04:00 AM

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I am really struggling. Self harming is my only option. No one would care if I hurt myself. I don't want to be here anymore.
I really need someone. It feels like I don't have anyone.
I took a knife and cut really deep.
I can't stop. It's taking all of my pain away.
I am very sad and I want to cry.
I don't know how to stop self harming. It's my only option.

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Re: Self harming - July 9th 2013, 04:51 AM

"No one would care if I hurt myself."

No. You're wrong there, darling. There is not one person on this planet that is not loved by somebody. I believe that.
You can stop. You absolutely can stop.
I'm sorry you're going through this. Deep breaths. It'll be okay.
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Re: Self harming - July 9th 2013, 02:16 PM

Hey there,

I know you feel like no one cares but there are probably people out there who do care about you. It might be hard to see who those people are because you are struggling so much at the moment. The fact is that when a person is struggling with sadness they have a hard time seeing who is there for them.

I think it would be a good idea for you to look into counseling to try and deal with these things. If you can maybe you could go to your school counselor and talk to him or her about everything that is going on. I know it is probably summer right now but hang on until the school year starts up again and then go to the counselor. I am sure they would be more than willing to try and help you work on getting to a better place.

As for the self harm I think you should consider looking at Alternatives to Self Harm. You need to work on finding healthier coping skills to deal with everything that is going on in your life and the alternatives are a great tool to help you do that.

I hope this helped and I am wishing you the best of luck.

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Re: Self harming - July 9th 2013, 03:25 PM

Rebecca, I just want you to know that i have once felt the exact same way as you. I had felt if no one cared and felt as if cutting was my only option. Everyone goes through that phase atleast once in their life. I had a great boyfriend, was doing good in school, had friends that loved me and family who would kill for me. But for some reason, i felt sad all the time and wanted to cut. I wanted all my pain to go away. One day, i cut to deep. The sad part is, i done it right in front of my family. I was rushed to the hospital and had stitches put in. The doctor told me i was only half an inch away from cutting one of my main vains and i would have bled to death.
Seeing my family freak out the way they did assured me that i did have a good life and good family.

That was december 23rd 2007. I am going to be 21 in 2 months.. And i realized that i didnt have it that bad back then. I actually have it a million times worse now. But with that knowledge, i can keep going. I fight every day to keep myself from cutting. They say over time it gets easier but it doesnt. Once you have cut before, that seems like the only option.. But again, its not.

Im not telling you not to do it because its bad. Im telling you not to do it because i was once there and know exactly how it feels. And i know one day you will see that everyone around you would be affected by you decision. Even if you think not at the moment.
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Re: Self harming - July 10th 2013, 12:00 AM

I would care! Take a deep breath, hun. Self harming isn't the only option. It's probably the first option to come to mind but there's always a choice. And it's hard to think straight when you're upset. I get that. But you deserve better. You said it's taking the pain away but it's only temporary. Cutting doesn't fix the underlying issues, it only adds to them.

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