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i can't do it - February 18th 2010, 08:57 PM

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i'm struggling... i keep having really bad urges again and i can vision the cuts on my arms and how they feel and what i want them to be like and ARGH its driving me crazy
i'm not strong enough to keep going anymore, i've really had it. i have to do it!
   
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Re: i can't do it - February 19th 2010, 01:26 AM

Hey sweetie.
First off, I believe you can do this, and you should believe it too. You're stronger than this.
I mean, you've posted here, so obviously you want help. You're not ready to give up - you showed that just by even having the courage to start this thread and ask for help. You still want to fight, don't you? I think you're not quite ready to give up, but you also don't know what you should do now. Does that sound right?

Do you know what brought these urges about? Did something happen to upset you?
If not, and you just want to cut for the sake of it, why not try some distractions? Why not write about it instead (if that won't trigger you), or draw on your arms?

Try and hang in there, and try to stay safe. We're here for you. xxx


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Re: i can't do it - February 19th 2010, 09:31 AM

mm yea i think that does sound about right...

and i don't know, the distractions never seem to work, my mind just wanders.

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Re: i can't do it - February 19th 2010, 03:22 PM

Anna, you do have to keep trying the alternatives. They might not work straight away but if you try and stick at them and keep trying them then hopefully they will eventually. There are also so many alternatives and something is bound to help a little bit. I hope you manage to find something that helps.
   
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