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Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

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No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 12:08 PM

Hey
I decided something last night. After I saw my best friend for the first time in six weeks. After I saw my ex for the first time since the day his words pushed me over the edge and I overdosed...
I decided that I am going to STOP self harming. I might relapse a few times. But this time next year I will be totally self harm and urge free. I have made that decision and I am determined. I mean it this time.
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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 12:33 PM

Hey Bex,
I am really glad to hear you say that. Its not easy to stop SH but you are doing the right thing.
I want you to know that we here on TH are all behind you in helping you achieve your goal. And as you said yourself you might relapse a few times but do not let that dishearten you. I am sure you can do this.
I want to wish you the best of luck with it and please feel free to pm me at any time if you need to talk about anything.


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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 02:19 PM

Dear Bex,

I think it's really great that you want to stop SHing. I really admire your courage in that.
If you ever get an urge to, try out the alternatives forum. (http://forums.teenhelp.org/f12-self-...ves-self-harm/)
They really do help if you let them.
Try not to stop all at once. If you slowly stop, I've heard, the urge to will slowly go with it.
If you relapse you don't have to put yourself down for it. Truth is everyone does it someway and somehow. Maybe not with SH, but you know.

I am really proud of you for making the decision and I truely admire your strength.
You can do it <3


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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 04:25 PM

Hey Bex,

I think you are so strong to make that decision that you want to stop self harming. It is a big and hard decision to make but you can do it! Of course you might have slip ups along the way but you just have to pick yourself up and move on. It will hopefully get easier in time and everyone here will help you through it.

I wish you best of luck with it and if you ever need anything at all then I am more than happy to listen You can do it!
   
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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 04:37 PM

Hey Bex,

I think it's absolutely fabulous that you want to make this commitment.
I really admire your strength, it's just so great.
Remember you can always come here to vent if you are feeling urges.
I would also print out the alternatives list so you have it on hand just in case you want to hurt yourself, and can't get in touch with anyone to help you.
I'm really proud that you want to do this, if you slip up, that's okay, you can get through this.
Stay strong.

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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 04:40 PM

It's so great that you have decided to end this cycle of self-harm. Remember to go easy on yourself; self-harm is an addiction, and it is okay if you have urges. The important thing is that you try.

Don't forget to use your alternatives, and come to us if you ever need extra support or advice.

Good luck, and take care


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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 08:32 PM

Thats great! Also if your thinking about relapsing take a few moments to think. What are you feeling? Try writing your thoughts in a journal or taking a few deep breaths.


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Re: No More Self Harm - August 15th 2009, 09:16 PM

Hey
Thanks everyone for all your support! It's nice to know that there are people out there that care, and aren't just getting into knife fights.
I know this is going to be hard - I've been SHing since I was eight (nearly seven years now) but I'm preeeetty damn determined to make this work.
xoxox Bex xoxox


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