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Thumbs up it official! - January 25th 2009, 10:10 AM

hey, just to say that im officially trying to stop..
and its so damn hard!!!

i decided to after an awful day on wednesday really made me think, i cut a lot in the school loos and then an amazing friend found me and took me to her flat, cleaned me up and looked after me all day.... the problem was that everyone .. and i mean everyone looked for me... all my teachers and my other mates! i felt awful when i found out, and it made me think... do i really want people to be this worried about me? and everyone has been on eggshells around me since, its horrible. so my mate who helped me, said she will help me all the way (she used to sh and she took a OD last year but she is over it) and ive given her all my blades and my suicide notes... and she siad we are going to get rid of them together this week. so since wed i haven't cut and its been so hard, but im gonna stick with it this time xxxx love you
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Re: it official! - January 25th 2009, 11:44 AM

Hey-

That is so amazing that you've decided to quit! And it's so awesome that your friend is there for you too. It's also nice to know friends have been through the same thing.

So, I'm sure you're already on top of this, but I thought I'd point it out anyway. Find lists of distractions and alternatives. Some days will be harder than others for sure. But you can do it. Also try and memorize your friends' number if you haven't already. So you can call her from anywhere if you're having a hard time.

You're going to do an awesome job. I know it!
If you need anything, feel free to contact me. I'd be more than happy to help you out when you need it.
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Re: it official! - January 25th 2009, 01:11 PM

Hey,
It so great that you've decided to quit, it's an incredibly brave thing to choose to do. Like you said it is really hard so have a look at the alternatives thread if you haven't already. The one about 'cutting' on your arm with a red marker really works for me.
Your really lucky to have such a great friend to support you through this hard time, her being around can really help you. And I'm sure you will be able to do this =)
If you ever need some to talk to just PM me.


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Re: it official! - January 25th 2009, 04:09 PM

Heya,
I really admire your strength to decide to give up self harm because it is definitely not an easy thing to do. You have to take each day at a time and then it might seem slightly more managable. I guess some days will be harder than others to get through without self harm. But when you feel like self harming, remind yourself of why you chose to stop. Stop self harm isn't easy, but it is great you have got the support of your friend. It can really help to know that you are not alone. You can do this!
   
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Re: it official! - January 25th 2009, 07:02 PM

Good for you! I'm glad you have a friend who can help you; that's good.
Best of luck to you.


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Re: it official! - January 25th 2009, 07:09 PM

Thats great that you have a friend to help you.
Best of luck!
   
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Re: it official! - January 26th 2009, 09:42 PM

Hey!
Great attitude about giving up SH.
It's really difficult to do but once you do it, you will feel so much better about yourself.
I really admire your courage and strength.
Well done!
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Re: it official! - January 27th 2009, 08:32 AM

Thats really great Well done for deciding to start stopping SH, it IS hard, but I can see that you're ready to fight it.
And its so good that you've got your friends behind you, you're really lucky.

Good luck!

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Re: it official! - January 27th 2009, 08:50 AM

Aww thats so good to hear!!!!
You can do it I know you can!

It sounds like you've got a really good friend I wouldnt let go of that one.


Stopping is hard but once you do you'll know it was for the best and you've achived a major accomplishment!!1

Goodjob!


   
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Unhappy Re: it official! - February 1st 2009, 12:10 PM

thanks for all the support and advice! but i went 8 days and cut... i did something ive never done before-i wrote hurt into my arm and then cut twice on my wrist and on my hand.. it really sucks, so now i have been 3 days without anything...
damn it!!!
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Re: it official! - February 1st 2009, 12:39 PM

*hugs* It is amazing to have gone eight days. It's a really hard thing to do and you should be really proud of yourself. Everyone slips up and now you can see if you can beat your record. PM me if you ever want someone to talk to.


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