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Exclamation Help, Please. - October 2nd 2009, 02:30 AM

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Hey THers,

So basically, this is what's going down.
I've slipped back into SHing, after almost two months without it.
FML.
I don't even know why I started - nothing triggered it or anything. I just got this sudden, subconscious urge to do it, and I did, and now it's taking all I have to refrain from doing it again. It's scaring me that I don't know what's causing it, though. When I used to do it, I knew that there was something up, but now I don't even know why I'm SHing. Grawr.
Anyway, I don't mean to ramble on and on, but the point is that I'm scared, I'm sad, and I know I need help (but I can't get it outside of TH for reasons beyond my control, so please don't recommend it. It's not that I don't want it.)
I love you all so much.
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Re: Help, Please. - October 2nd 2009, 02:35 AM

Before you do it, just stop and think.
Whats causing this?
Why am I doing this?
Take the time to think about things.
Just breathe.
There is nothing worth hurting yourself for.
Though the urge is there, fight it.
You can be better than that.
Believe in yourself.

Remember to breathe.
   
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Re: Help, Please. - October 2nd 2009, 11:34 AM

Hey there, Anna! [:

Wow, almost two whole months? That is amazing. Seriously! You should be so insanely proud of yourself. I know I'm proud of you! Two months is a massive achievement, it takes so much strength to go that long without harming yourself! Absolutely nothing can take away the fact that you still went two whole months without it.

Slip ups are part of recovery, Anna. They happen to everybody. In fact, slip ups can help you get even more motivated for when you decide to start over again. There are a couple of ways you can go from here. You can A) Start your count again, and do everything in your power to beat your own record of two months or you can B) Keep going with your count, and say it's been ''two months, one slip up''. It's completely up to you and what you feel will help you keep going.

I know it's probably stressful not knowing what triggered you, but it was probably something tiny that you didn't even notice, or maybe you just needed to get it out of your system one last time. Whatever the reason, it's okay. One slip up. No big deal, Anna. You don't have to do it again. I'm sure you don't want to do it again. And you've already proved to yourself that you can go a long, long time without it, thus you really don't need SH in your life.

You slipped, it's okay. Pick yourself back up again. Don't think you can? It's all right. We'll help up get back up and on track again. You're not in this alone, Anna. I'm sure you already know about the alternatives thread, but just in case you need a reminder, here you go: Alternatives To Self Harm

You can get through this, Anna. You can keep going. I'm positive of it. Chin up, Anna, it's going to be okay. [:

PM me absolutely anytime you need to. I know what you're going through. <3
   
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