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it amazes me - August 3rd 2009, 02:53 AM

just how many people i know that self harm, or used to self harm. i used to live in a pretty small town and i knew so many people that i probably couldnt remember them all. i can think of ten off the top of my head, and there were many more. my new town that is much larger i know around the same, and it just amazes me. everyone i know either has or knows someone who has, at least almost everyone. i think that its a lot more common than statistics even show.
it really makes me think that its not as bad as i thought, which makes it seem okay to start again.

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Re: it amazes me - August 3rd 2009, 02:58 AM

Its diffently not a good idea to start cutting again. It seems like you went through the cutting addiction so you know just how hard it is to get over it so please dont make yourself go through that again.

Self harm is such a sad thing and I know loads of people that do it to. I think its become way more popular over the past years. But it dosent mean that its alright to do. Selfharming is as bad as you thought its a horrible addiction and effects so many lives people that its commonly known about.

Stay strong everybody goes through their rough patches and I know you can get through this one.

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Re: it amazes me - August 9th 2009, 01:16 PM

That's different for me, I only know one other person besides myself who has self harmed.

Even though you have thoughts about starting again, I know you probably also know that self harm is an unhealthy coping mechanism. Even though a lot of people seem to be struggling with self harm, it doesn't mean that it's not that bad.

You say 'start again' which probably means that you've managed to stop right? Well you've worked hard to stop self harming and hopefully the people you know will eventually be able to stop like you have too.

Keep staying strong.

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Re: it amazes me - August 9th 2009, 10:23 PM

Self harm is more common than you would think. But that doesn't mean it isn't bad and you should start again. Starting self harming again is not a good route to go down because once you start again it will be much harder to stop again, because it will become addictive. Is it really worth that as well as all the scars you will be left with and might have to explain in the future. I don't think it is worth that. There are much better ways to express your feelings that are much healthier than self harm. Think about it
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