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Done it again :( - August 17th 2015, 11:58 PM

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I feel so ashamed right now, I had stopped for a while but due to circumstances with home life I have started cutting again. This time I have done it to my legs and wrists. I'm scared someone will see but I never wear shorts, I always wear jeans or leggings and I always wear wrist bands. I feel so down at the moment and I feel like I can't get out of this downward spiral.
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Re: Done it again :( - August 18th 2015, 03:08 AM

Hey,

I know you feel ashamed, but you definitely shouldn't. You were doing really well for a long time and that is something you should be super proud of. Also, instead of using this as a bad thing, use it as motivation to keep going and eventually get out of this funk. The thing with being in a bad place is that it doesn't last forever, even if it feels like it will. There's only so far down you can go before you can go up, after all!

You fear someone seeing, but is there anyone at all you can talk to about this? You don't deserve to go through all of this alone and maybe there is someone who you can talk to about what is going on in your home life. Plus, it's better to be open and talk to someone who can help you stop, rather than having to worry about people seeing and having to hide. Even if you always wear wrist bands, there's still a chance, and you don't deserve to have that worry.

Maybe when things get bad at home, you can find ways to get out of the house for a while. Even if it's just volunteering or taking a walk, it still counts and it may help to clear your mind for a while and get you back in a better place. Also start to find better outlets for the emotions you are feeling, such as writing, art, or music.

I am sorry that I don't have more advice to give, but I just wanted to let you know that you're not alone and I'm rooting for you. It may take time and effort, but you can beat this!

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Re: Done it again :( - August 19th 2015, 10:01 PM

Hey,

I'm sorry you feel ashamed of self harming but you shouldn't be. Think of how well you have been doing for not self harming in a while.

Maybe if things get bad at home you could distract yourself by doing your favorite hobby or just even taking some time out.

Do you have anyone to help you deal with the self harm? Please stay strong.
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Re: Done it again :( - August 20th 2015, 05:13 AM

I'm sorry for your relapse, but it's nothing to be ashamed of. You managed to stop self-harming for some time and that is something to be proud of. It's unfortunate the way you are feeling and I hope things improve. Best wishes.
   
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Re: Done it again :( - August 28th 2015, 09:22 AM

Hi there.

Lapses happen. I know it's hard to think you were doing brilliantly and now you've self harmed but guess what? You're still doing a brilliant job at this. I know its really hard but try and not to beat yourself up about the self harm. It's a hard one and I get that but you are doing well and you can beat this. Self harm isn't going to help you but other things like distractions, talking to people, expressing your feelings etc will. And we're here to support you with it all so you are not alone in this one. You are worth more than the pain you put yourself through and I hate to see you going through this but I've seen you around a lot and know you're stronger than it and I honestly believe that.

Please use us and talk to us if you need to when you're struggling or even when you're not. Don't suffer in silence and be by yourself because you don't have to be. I know you said you have things going on for you right now so if you want to talk to us about them you can do and we will try to help you as best as we can do and support you through it and give the best advice we can but if you're not ready to talk about it thats okay too. Just know we're here all the time, when ever you need us.

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