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im out of my body(Help asap) - May 31st 2015, 10:03 PM

I feel like I'm not in my body and I can hardly breathe. Nobody is home that will understand what I am saying. The only way I know how is to cut myself and bring myself back. I just need to bring myself back.


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Re: im out of my body(Help asap) - June 1st 2015, 03:27 AM

It sounds like you're going through a spell of dissociation. That happens to me sometimes and it can be really scary. However, harming yourself is not the answer, even though it feels like it is. I promise that things will get better and that you will feel like yourself again. I can't really offer much advice because I'm not really sure what to say, other than I understand and I can be here to listen if you need me.

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Re: im out of my body(Help asap) - June 1st 2015, 06:06 AM

Hi! It definitely sounds like you are going through a dissociation spell. I want you to know cutting (or any other form of hurting yourself) can become really addicting. I recommend taking a look at this article, it shows how to make a grounding kit which can help you "enter your body" again. http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f80-m...grounding-kit/


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Re: im out of my body(Help asap) - June 1st 2015, 11:27 PM

I agree with what has already been said; that you could possibly be dissociating. What has helped me in the past is me or someone else spraying some perfume or a strong smell of something and it brings me back to the room and makes me feel more grounded so maybe this is something you can try instead of cutting although I know it's hard to do it yourself when you're in that moment because obviously you have dissociated so maybe talk to the people around you, make them clear of the signs and ask them to do it for you. Thats what people did for me and it really helped


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Re: im out of my body(Help asap) - June 2nd 2015, 02:27 AM

Hi there, Frankie!

I can't possibly know for sure as I'm not a professional but from what you wrote, it sounds like you may be dissociating.

Could you try other methods other than harming yourself to ground yourself? I imagine it's not easy to resist from self-harming, but try your best to resort to healthier methods before harming yourself. Try to focus on an object, focus on your breathing, do deep breaths etc. As Jessie mentioned, a strong smell might work as well such as perfume.

Do you think that it would help to explain how you feel, such as being "out of your body" to those who are around you often, such as your family members? If they understood how you feel in that moment and know the signs you may be slipping, they can help bring you back and also keep you safe.

Hope this helped a bit. I saw that you posted this yesterday so I hope you're okay now. If you want, you're welcome to message me if you'd like someone to talk to, okay? I definitely don't mind listening. Stay strong and stay safe, Frankie!

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