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Exclamation Can someone please help? - March 14th 2016, 09:05 PM

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can someone please help me? I cut my wrist on Friday. And it was pretty deep. I thought it was satisfying and that it helped, but it really didn't. it never does. i'm tempted to go deeper. I want to see more blood. I feel like it's the only way to calm down. to stop crying.

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it's been three days and the urge has never been stronger. please. I need help. I wouldn't have given this site a chance if I didn't know that.
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Re: Can someone please help? - March 14th 2016, 10:18 PM

I'm here if you need to talk. I've been through that. Take care

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Re: Can someone please help? - March 15th 2016, 01:48 AM

i can also feel the urge to cut even deeper sometimes. instead of cutting, i draw lines on my wrist (or other area i want to cut) with red pen. it kind of eases me and it doesn't do much harms.
but it sometimes didn't work and we can still feel the anxiety, so i am always here if you want to talk, sis. you can just PM me anytime. don't forget, we will always support you and love you x
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Re: Can someone please help? - March 15th 2016, 02:22 AM

The thing with self-harm is that it releases endorphins, or chemicals that make you feel better. Endorphins are highly addictive and over time, you need to cut deeper and more often to get the same feeling. Since you like seeing the blood when you self-harm, maybe you can draw on yourself with red pen or marker, as it's been suggested. You can write words down or draw different items. You can also consider drawing or painting things in red as well. In the past, some people have held ice and then used some red food dye to look like blood, or they've purchased fake Halloween blood online and that might help as well. Here's a list of alternatives for you to take a look at.

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Re: Can someone please help? - March 16th 2016, 01:29 AM

Thank you all so much for your wonderful help and guidance! It really means a lot to me, and you've helped me so much. Thank you.

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Re: Can someone please help? - March 16th 2016, 11:22 PM

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out to us here. I know you're having a tough time right now.

Cassie is right, it does release endorphins so in that moment it helps. But you've got to look at the long run. I know that I've been self harming for about twelve years and the more I've cut, the deeper I've had to go and have gone until I needed stitches, staples, surgery and hospitalisation. It doesn't help the day after. You do it in the movement, it helps, but the urges come back so if it really helped then you wouldn't feel the urge to go back to it. You'd do it once and it would help. But it doesn't happen that way.

I know this is really tough for you at the moment and it's great you're using distractions, but keep using them and your other skills. Keep fighting. You are so much stronger than these urges and you can beat this. They are not goi g to hurt you, they may be unpleasant but only you can hurt you. You're so much stronger than you think you are and I believe in you from what I've seen of of you. You're a fighter and we're all here to help you through and support you; we're rooting for you!

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Re: Can someone please help? - March 20th 2016, 06:25 AM


I think that what you could do is use even more distractions, such as writing diaries, and reading self-help books. Also, it might help if you get into productive stuff like charity work, some cleaning job or just doing some random nice thing every day like helping an old blind woman cross the street. The cumulative effect of your actions helping other people out can help to reinforce your self-confidence, and allow you to believe that you're stronger than you think you are.

Which you are. You're strong, beautiful, excellent and determined and nothing can stop you from achieving your goals if you will yourself to do it. Most of all, remember that any bad day can be talked about, and you can rant to us anytime regarding your experiences. We want to help you, and we want things to work out for you no matter what.

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