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Back at it.... - June 28th 2015, 09:41 PM

So it's been awhile since I've cut. Today, I did it for the first time in years. I guess it was all building up to it....all the stress in my life.


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Re: Back at it.... - June 28th 2015, 11:35 PM

Hey Nicky,

I'm sorry to hear about your relapse today but I just want to remind you about how amazing it is that you've lasted years! That's incredible and you should be really proud of yourself.

At the end of the day, recovery is a long and difficult journey and everyone messes up at some point along the road. All of us here at TH are here to support you so if you ever need someone to talk to, fire away at one of us; someone will be there to help.

Stress can be really hard to manage but make sure you open yourself up to all of the support available to you, whether that means talking to friends, family or even just writing things down and venting. Support is the best thing for managing your levels of stress.

Have a great day and look after yourself,

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Re: Back at it.... - June 29th 2015, 12:02 AM

Hi, Nicky!

First off, you should be really proud of yourself for going without self-harm for years. That's a huge accomplishment and it might help to remind yourself of that. From your thread title, "back at it", it sounds like you might feel as you'll be going back to it from now on? I know it's hard, but remember that relapses happen. Relapses are a part of recovery and you've done so well. You can get past this slip-up and make it back to where you were. Believe in yourself, Nicky.

Given the stress in your life, it's understandable that you'd turn to self-harm. No one can fault you for that, you know? But from now on, it might be best to implement healthier coping mechanisms in your life and healthier ways to express yourself. Like Jack said, talk to friends and family, open up about what's stressing you out. Having support is really helpful. On that note, would you like to talk about what's stressing you out? Along with that, could you keep a journal to write down your thoughts and feelings or write in your blog? Bottling up your stresses and feelings is unhealthy as it eventually comes to the surface somehow. Distracting yourself with hobbies and treating yourself to spoils can be a good way to relax and let go of the stress as well. Such as taking a walk, exercising, treating yourself to a favorite snack and a movie etc.

When you feel urges to self-harm, could you try out some of the things on the self-harm alternatives list? Aside from that, please know that you can reach out here, okay? We're here to listen and try to help you, so you can reach out here instead of self-harming if you'd like. On that note, you can message me anytime if you need someone to talk to. In the meantime, take care of yourself and remember that you're strong enough to recover, you've proven that by all that time you went self-harm free.
   
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Re: Back at it.... - June 29th 2015, 01:24 AM

Thanks guys that helps


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Re: Back at it.... - June 29th 2015, 02:59 PM

It's easy to relapse during stressful times and nothing you should be ashamed of. You are very strong for going a long time without self-harming. Try to remember that. Best wishes.
   
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Re: Back at it.... - July 3rd 2015, 06:36 AM

I second @Ral.
I know its difficult because I saw my own bestie going through it. You should actually be proud of it.
   
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