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Annoyingly close to relapsing - October 2nd 2013, 08:22 PM

I have had trouble with self harming, but i am very close to cutting myself again, I'm starting to scare myself with the thoughts i am having, i mean i don't want to live anymore but i'm scared, Just when i thought i had fully stopped the thoughts have come back. What should i do?
   
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Re: Annoyingly close to relapsing - October 2nd 2013, 09:15 PM

Hi, Matt

You most likely have a cycle of these feelings that can temporarily leave and come back.

You should Calm down and relax, Bud! Don't go through with it; these feelings will end soon enough and then you'll feel MUCH better! Just hang in there and whatever urge/pain you feel will Dissipate in time, short time!

I advise Doing a hobby to take your mind off it all! Do stuff that makes you HAPPY and Not sad!

Hang in there, dude! i'm here for you if you ever need me, and so are many many others on this site! Don't do anything you'll regret later on! Just hang in there!!
   
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Re: Annoyingly close to relapsing - October 3rd 2013, 04:21 AM

Hey there,

I am sorry you are struggling with all of this but I want you to know that you can make it through. I know that the urges can be really intense at times but you can make it through them. I think you should look at the alternatives (http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/) and use them whenever you are having an urge to harm yourself. Sometimes it can seem as though the alternatives are not working but if you use them enough your body can adjust to them.

Is there anything in particular that is triggering these thoughts? Are you feeling upset about anything, mad etc? If you can work on identifying your triggers you can work on finding resolutions or coping skills to the problem. Something that might help you identify your triggers is keeping a journal and whenever you feel like harming yourself you can write in the journal instead. The more you do this the more you might open yourself up to the things that are triggering you.

Would you ever consider going to a counselor to try and deal with all the things that are going on in your life? A counselor can be a great way to work on dealing with the self harm and sadness that you might be feeling. They will help you work on identifying your triggers, give you a safe place to talk and help you work on getting to a place where you no longer need the self harm. I know reaching out to a counselor can be hard but it can be worth it in the end.

Do you have any friends or family that you could open up to and lean on for support? Having family and friends support can be really beneficial when you are dealing with all of this. I know opening up to them can be hard but you deserve to have their support and I hope you will consider talking to them.

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


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Re: Annoyingly close to relapsing - October 3rd 2013, 04:21 AM

Hey there,

I am sorry you are struggling with all of this but I want you to know that you can make it through. I know that the urges can be really intense at times but you can make it through them. I think you should look at the alternatives (http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/) and use them whenever you are having an urge to harm yourself. Sometimes it can seem as though the alternatives are not working but if you use them enough your body can adjust to them.

Is there anything in particular that is triggering these thoughts? Are you feeling upset about anything, mad etc? If you can work on identifying your triggers you can work on finding resolutions or coping skills to the problem. Something that might help you identify your triggers is keeping a journal and whenever you feel like harming yourself you can write in the journal instead. The more you do this the more you might open yourself up to the things that are triggering you.

Would you ever consider going to a counselor to try and deal with all the things that are going on in your life? A counselor can be a great way to work on dealing with the self harm and sadness that you might be feeling. They will help you work on identifying your triggers, give you a safe place to talk and help you work on getting to a place where you no longer need the self harm. I know reaching out to a counselor can be hard but it can be worth it in the end.

Do you have any friends or family that you could open up to and lean on for support? Having family and friends support can be really beneficial when you are dealing with all of this. I know opening up to them can be hard but you deserve to have their support and I hope you will consider talking to them.

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


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