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Question is this self harm? - April 27th 2015, 07:03 PM

So one I don't want to eat and two I don't have an apatite any more so I'm not eating and I haven't eaten in like two days and I'm not sleeping well because I stay up light even though I have to get up rely and I just don't sleep well in the first place so I'm not getting good sleep is this considers self harm???
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Re: is this self harm? - April 27th 2015, 07:38 PM

I would think you may developing an eating disorder. Self harm is when your purposely doing it but your saying your losing your appetite. It may be considered if you were punishing yourself by not eating or sleeping. But I would suggest talking with a doctor because I don't know too much about just what I've gone through and although I have self harmed and my eating disorder falls slighting into that because when I do it it's not because I don't like mh body which developed after the fact but rather that I was punishing myself for my mistakes but never rewarding myself

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Re: is this self harm? - April 27th 2015, 11:29 PM


While it doesn't sound like what you're doing is self harm, it does sound like a problem. It's possible that you're just a little sick or not feeling well if you've only lost your appetite for a couple of days, but for anything longer than that, you should consider telling a parent or trusted adult that you haven't been hungry and aren't eating. Even if it's not an eating disorder, it's still not good to not eat, and you deserve to get help and feel better.

This page (http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...499-self-harm/) is a useful list of what's considered self harm and what's not, and the alternatives list (http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/) is also really helpful. Even though your problem with eating doesn't sound like self harm, several of the things on the list can make you feel better, and some of the calming ones might help you sleep better.

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Re: is this self harm? - April 27th 2015, 11:59 PM

I think unhealthy eating habits can be considered self-harm if you're doing it with the intention of harming your body. However, if you're restricting your intake because you want to lose weight, you could be developing an eating disorder like it's already been said. Perhaps you can do some breathing exercises, or listen to some nature sounds to help you fall asleep. Drinking tea or lying down in a comfortable space with no distractions might help you sleep as well. Try to get some rest, and take care of yourself! If your habits surrounding eating and sleeping continue, I suggest talking to someone about it.

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