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why even bother - October 3rd 2009, 01:17 AM

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the only people that actually understand me are my friends back home (I'm a freshman at college), and I can only text/call/write them so much. I've been trying to put down my phone lately so I can live on campus more than off it, but it's hard. So I've been super low lately and can't stop thinking about what I want to do to myself...I've gotten back into the habit of being relieved whenever something happens because now I have an excuse to hurt myself. I haven't, though...which is good I guess but GOD I want to.

It's the only thing that makes me feel truly grounded, like I'm here. Otherwise I've been slipping through my days without being there. I don't know what happened yesterday, or the day before that, or even this morning.

Tonight I was good, and made one of my friends watch after me via text, but I still wanted to do something so I went walking on campus in the dark by myself to a really secluded place. Not the safest thing, specially since the secluded place was technically closed for the night, but it made me feel better for a few minutes.

Now though I'm back in my room with no idea what to do with myself. I'm frustrating the hell out of my boyfriend, and I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm bipolar now. Sorry for the length of this rant but I need responses from people who don't think I'm stupid.

When you say "never", I'll say "lie"
When you say "always", I'll say "true"
When you say "love", I'll say "you"
I'll say "you"

It gets better.
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Re: why even bother - October 3rd 2009, 02:17 AM

You're not stupid. Never think you're stupid for feeling this way, you've just got a habit that needs breaking.

There is a great list of alternatives over here: http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/

Maybe it has some ideas that could help you.

As for the long term solution, I think the best thing you could do is try to make friends on campus. I know it's hard to get away from you're phone, but in the long run, it'll will really help to have friends where you are.

I hope this helps.
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Re: why even bother - October 3rd 2009, 09:23 AM

Hey I understand how this can be really hard for you but try not to let yourself slip because even if you just do it once more you become dependant on it again
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