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some encouragement if needed - September 18th 2009, 05:50 AM

I went to a counselor/therapist the other day to get help for my cutting and other problems. I was really scared and still am but I have some friends who are supporting me and not really giving me a choice. It was really hard to do but I did it! =] I want to encourage anyone who is thinking about it to try it too. I really hope that everyone has some kind of support system, it really does help. Look around and try different people, if they arent helpful then look for it somewhere else. whatever you do, dont give up! it might not seem it but its worth it! if you ever need to talk im here if you need me.
   
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Re: some encouragement if needed - September 18th 2009, 12:53 PM

Hey Angie,

Well done on getting help for your self harm! That is a huge and positive step to take. I know how hard it can be and how scary it is to go to a psychologist for the first time. I only got help for myself after about four years of self harm. But it is worth it to get help and I hope that you're able to recover and beat this thing

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Re: some encouragement if needed - September 19th 2009, 03:21 AM

Angie--
Great job in starting to get help for your SH and such. Seriously, it takes a lot of courage and strength to do that. It's a scary thing, but I think that you'll see with time, it really isn't so bad and will help. It's wonderful you have friends who care so much about you. It's great you're also trying to encourage people to find help.

Take care. Best of luck with your recovery, it's hard but so worth it.


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Re: some encouragement if needed - September 19th 2009, 04:17 AM

Oh, that is wonderful! It makes me so happy to hear that you took that scary first step and sought help. It's also really cool to think that you could be helping so many people by encouraging them to do the same, isn't it? Most people just need to hear from someone firsthand what to expect from therapy.
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Re: some encouragement if needed - September 19th 2009, 04:45 AM

=) Good for you for taking that step and getting help hun. I hope everything goes really well for you. It's great to hear from someone who is seeking help and knows what its like. You're encouragement will probably help a lot of people so I guess I just wanted to say thnx for helping others like this.

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