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i use whatever i can get my hands on - September 19th 2009, 09:34 PM

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I use whatever I can find first to self harm. I even used a rock and the metal on top of a soda can. Is it just me or do other people use weird things?
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Re: i use whatever i can get my hands on - September 19th 2009, 10:11 PM

ive used a soda top,a blade,a pen,a pencil,rocks,metal strips,you name it,ive probably attempted to use it. i was desperate i guess...

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Re: i use whatever i can get my hands on - September 20th 2009, 02:42 AM

Hi there Sarah,

I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with self harm.
Self injuring with things such as rocks and the metal on the top of soda cans is very dangerous and should be avoided. Self harming is dangerous at any level and is inflicting unnecessary pain upon yourself but it is especially dangerous if you are using unclean 'tools' to hurt yourself and not taking care of your injuries. You may want to check out the first aid thread [here]. You are putting yourself at risk of infection if you are harming yourself with unclean objects, Sarah. I would also recommend that you do take care of any wounds you have and make sure that they stay clean. If you do find that you have an infection then please do seek out medical assistance. However, I do doubt that you're alone in this, many people do use different objects to hurt themselves with.

Whatever you are hurting yourself with, the fact is that you're harming yourself and you really don't need to hurt yourself, Sarah. Have you considered giving up self harm? It is a difficult thing to do, but it is very worthwhile and I would recommend that you do try and utilise some new, safer coping mechanisms rather than hurting yourself. Identifying triggers is very important too, talking to someone frequently (such as a counsellor) or even just writing a diary can help you with identifying these things and help you work out what is helping you. There is a good list of alternatives [here] which you may want to use when you are trying to think of alternative coping mechanisms. We're always going to be here for you, too. Talking is very helpful.

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Re: i use whatever i can get my hands on - September 20th 2009, 04:59 AM

Thanks for trying to help me I appreciate it but I can't give up self harm I just cant. I have tried but things always find a way to come back and hurt me and make me want to. If i give up self harm I honestly think I will be giving up my life...
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