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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Innocent_Kitten Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
Innocent_Kitten's Avatar

Posts: 4
Join Date: February 10th 2019

I don't feel right - February 10th 2019, 04:27 AM

This thread has been labeled as triggering by the original poster or by a Moderator. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

Had a post in "Depression" thread and just thought I'd kinda repost it hear with some more details at the end.

Now it's been such a long time since I've cut. I feel the urge so incredibly badly, I want to cry, I want to cut... I need to feel something! Want the background read the following.

("They say I'm bipolar, likely have seasonal affective disorder, bloody perk of living in frigid wastelands of the north. These things are likely all unrelated to how I'm feeling now. I'm not exactly single, a friend of mine started flirting with me, they didn't know, it's not their fault. I froze up, had a panic attack, I wanted to tell them it wasn't right and I wasn't single right then and there but I couldn't. I am a bad person, I wanted it maybe? I told them later, but I'm certain they are mad at me. I told my partner too, partner is just mad at us both apparently, not either of our faults. After the whole thing, one way or the other I'm certain my friend is mad at me, or at least, thinks differently of me, I fear I screwed something up badly. Even if this friend wasn't made at me for not returning their affection, again, I think the events that followed make me look like a real mess. No one in this group of friends has ever seen me like this and I feel I just made everything all strange and awkward and ruined my credibility in their eyes, at least the way they saw it. I don't feel like I am normal around them anymore, feel like they are mad at me. I really just want to cry, this happened 2 months ago nearly and I've been a wreck ever since. I didn't want any of this ='( I just wanted to have fun and be myself and now it seems I can't let myself be normal. I need to cry.")
Reply With Quote
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
MorbidDaisies Offline
< < > >
Experienced TeenHelper
MorbidDaisies's Avatar
Name: Delwen
Age: 24
Gender: Female

Posts: 652
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: May 28th 2015

Re: I don't feel right - February 10th 2019, 03:09 PM


I'm sorry that you're feeling the need to self harm. Have you tried alternative methods? I know that you want to feel something right now but hurting yourself isn't worth it. I know. You could squeeze ice in your hand until it melts, squeezing the ice is kinda painful because it stings. I don't know if you can go to a gym or something, but if you could, maybe sign up for a 24 hour gym membership where you can punch out your feelings on a boxing bag.

I hope you're feeling better now. If you want, message me anytime.

breathe. it's just a bad day, not a bad life.
Reply With Quote
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Heathen Offline
Beauty and Bedlam
Jeez, get a life!
Heathen's Avatar
Name: Jordan
Age: 29
Gender: Female

Posts: 5,472
Blog Entries: 635
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: I don't feel right - February 10th 2019, 05:22 PM

One of the things I try to remember about cutting, or any form of self-harm, is that it's a short-term gain with longterm consequences. Sure, it may make you feel better in the moment, maybe even make you feel something, but in the end it never really works. Those feelings don't last. And what's left is lies and broken promises and addiction. I don't know about you but most people I know don't want that.

I recommend alternatives, too. There's a great alternatives list in the sticky section (I don't know how to link to it but someone else might); I know it's helped me before. There's also Calm Harm, which is an app for your phone. It helps offer alternatives to self harm that are tailored to your specific needs. You can even rate whether something works or not and it will keep track of that. It's very handy.

I don't think you're a bad person for what happened. It sounds like you froze up. That's a normal reaction. I would suggest fact checking with people about whether or not they are mad at you. Often our minds make up worst case scenarios when in reality things aren't nearly as bad as we make them out to be, if they are even out of sorts in the first place (which they often aren't). I'm not invalidating your experience- it sounds like going through what you're going through is really rough. But, if you ask your partner or your friends what's up, or let them know that you're embarrassed because they have never seen you like this, you might find some compassion in there.

Good luck, and feel free to PM me if you need anything else.

The moon asked the crow
For a little show
In the hazy milk of twilight
No one had to know
The moon asked the crow...
  Send a message via Yahoo to Heathen  
Reply With Quote
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Innocent_Kitten Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
Innocent_Kitten's Avatar

Posts: 4
Join Date: February 10th 2019

Re: I don't feel right - February 11th 2019, 10:21 AM

I really just need to feel steel against my skin
Reply With Quote



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 ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.