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
Sophrosyne Offline
The Cute Half

I can't get enough
Sophrosyne's Avatar
Name: Raven
Age: 19
Gender: Agender
Location: Narnia

Posts: 2,167
Join Date: April 11th 2015

I'm sorry - May 17th 2015, 11:41 AM

This thread has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of self harm, by the original poster or by a Moderator. The contents of this thread might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

Ok I promised I wouldn't do it again but I just had to. At least I felt I had to anyway. I didn't do it for the pain though, I did it because I have to have the word carved into my skin so I don't forget what I am and nothing more. Although the pain side hurts too. This is (hopefully) my last time. Sorry guys, I couldn't hold on longer than 2 days. I'm useless at everything honestly. Can't even stop doing one simple thing. Ugh see this is what happens when I tell people. I get annoyed at myself for telling people then I punish myself. Ugh I hate me. You're nothing but a big selfish heartless bitch.

Senior HelpLINK Mentor | Forum Moderator
Clothed in strength and dignity,
and laughs without fear of the future.
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
cynefin Offline

TeenHelp Addict
cynefin's Avatar
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Location: 1261'

Posts: 9,977
Blog Entries: 1531
Join Date: August 25th 2012

Re: I'm sorry - May 17th 2015, 04:43 PM

You're not selfish for using a coping skill. It's an unhealthy coping skill, but it's how you're coping. You go to this because you're used to using it and self-harming has allowed your healthy ways of coping to diminish. Two days is amazing, because every single second you go without harming yourself counts. Just remember that the progress you made when you went a day without self-harming is still there. Recovery is a process, not perfection.

Articles & Resources Officer|Lead Moderator|Senior Newsletter Editor
The mountains are calling and I must go.

Nature does not rush, yet everything is accomplished
-Lao Tzu
Memories made in the mountains stay in our hearts forever
Move the body, quiet the mind
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
L4Y Offline
Regular TeenHelper
L4Y's Avatar
Name: Adam
Gender: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Posts: 427
Join Date: April 14th 2015

Re: I'm sorry - May 18th 2015, 03:50 AM

You don't owe anybody here an apology in regard to how you are coping. Relapsing is often a part of the recovery process and not something to be ashamed of. All you can do is focus on what got you through those couple of days of being self-harm free and hopefully be able to apply it moving forward. Take good care.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
crotia Offline
Junior TeenHelper
crotia's Avatar
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Location: the netherlands

Posts: 215
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: August 20th 2014

Re: I'm sorry - May 18th 2015, 08:28 AM

You need to fight this negative voice. I suggest you make an automatic thought record.
On one side you write down what the negative voice tells you and on the other side you write a positive thought against it. At first it will feel very strange and useless but it works with most people. Also you need to start believing that you deserve to be better. Try to write down a thing you like about yourself every day. If you don't know anything ask someone else.
And remember relapse is normal.

And just for your information I too hurt myself when I don't have the motivation to fight instead of when I really hurt too much. It doesn't make you a bad person. It's just your negative voice telling you you didn't really need it.

Helping others sometimes makes it easier to feel good about yourself and help yourself.

So PM me if You want.
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Palmolive Offline
Purr Purr Purr.
Jeez, get a life!
Palmolive's Avatar
Name: Jessie
Age: 25
Gender: Girly.
Location: The stars.

Posts: 5,791
Blog Entries: 2318
Join Date: January 31st 2009

Re: I'm sorry - May 20th 2015, 07:04 PM

You don't need to say sorry to us. At the end of the day you've let yourself down - not us. It's you who has had to live with the consequences. I am sorry you felt you had to self harm though - know we're always here to help you through your rough moments and that you aren't ever alone. Recovery is a process and it takes time. You can't decide one day to give up and never do it again. It takes time and hard work, so expect blips but believe in yourself too. We believe in you. You can do this so keep working hard and you'll get there and remember, don't be alone. You aren't by yourself in this.

Stay safe and take good care of yourself,

"Only in the dark, can you see the stars..."
Josie 12/3/2014, always in my heart. Sue 19/2/2016; Peter, Ellie, Hannah, Andy, Kirtsie RIP.

Helplink Mentor l Article writer l Forum mod l Community Mod
Closed Thread


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.