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Talking I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 26th 2013, 11:53 AM

As of next week, I am officially two months self harm free. how? Why? I made a bracelet, one of those friendship bracelet things. I actually made two, I wear one (I tied it around my wrists with knots I could never untie), and the other one I gave to my friend that's been with me every second of my depression. There were two consecutive months where he would text me several times a week around 11pm because he knew that was always when I would start thinking badly and self harm, even if we'd just seen each other a few hours before he'd still text me. Just simple things like, How was your day? or Try real hard to get some sleep, for me. or I'm watching the stars, it's a beautiful night. He didn't know how hard it was to be going through all this, he didnt understand the whys, but he listened, the countless times I called him up at 2 am after id hurt myself and was crying, the millions of times after school that we'd just sit in the hallway and just talk.

So now, both of us wear this bracelet, I wear mine on my left arm, right above my dozens of fading scars. He doesn't know why it means, he just thinks its cute, but every time I look at my arm, thinking about hurting myself again, I remember how disappointed he'd be if I harm myself again after all this time. And I stop.

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I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
Thereís nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come...

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
Itís where my demons hide...
Donít get too close
Itís dark inside
Itís where my demons hide
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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 26th 2013, 02:43 PM

Well done on the two months! It's amazing, you should be very proud of yourself, hang in there and keep going!
It's great that you have a friend like that you help you and it's great that you're letting him help you

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 26th 2013, 03:48 PM

That is so amazing! That's a really great accomplishment and you certainly should be proud of yourself! I'm also really glad you have SUCH an amazing friend in your life. Keep up the great work!

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 27th 2013, 01:57 AM

I am really glad that you have gone two months without self harm. I am also glad that you have such an amazing friend in your life. I am wishing you the best of luck in all of this! Remember that you can beat self harm!

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 28th 2013, 06:29 PM

That is great to hear, well done, thats amazing Keep fighting and stay strong, you can do this!

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 29th 2013, 12:13 AM

Congrats! This is an amazing achievement. I'm really glad that you've got a friend will stand by you while you're getting through this. Stay strong!

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - July 29th 2013, 08:51 AM

I love to see threads like these. Well done, two months is amazing and you've done so well to get to where you are. Keep on fighting and remember we're always here for you

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Re: I'm Self-Harm Free almost 2 months now :) - August 6th 2013, 01:20 AM

Threads like this always make me smile and inspire me. Thanks for sharing your story. I just wanted to say, congratulations on your two months. That's really amazing and I see that you have a great friend. You deserve that and you should be proud of yourself. Stay strong.
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