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what am i supposed to do? - February 20th 2009, 07:22 AM

i used to self harm for 2 years and right before i moved back to New York my therapist who stopped seeing me and one of my close friends wanted me to meet with them and they said that if i really cared about moving back to New York as much as i said i did then i would stop......well after that i quit cold turkey with nothing to replace it....everyone told me to write or listen to music or think about times when i was happy or write about happy things..........but i tried to write and that just made it worse..i tried to listen to music and i jsut listened to sad music, i also only see the bad things that can happen or am constantly thinking about sad things and when i would write i couldnt write about happy things.....and now i am constantly feeling like self harming.....everyday it is like beckoning me....to just pick up something sharp....and i have stopped like 2 years ago that is how long i have been here.....but i dont kno what to do?
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Re: what am i supposed to do? - February 20th 2009, 10:46 AM

Lindsey, if you can go two years without it you can keep going. If you keep letting yourself think about it and how much you want it you will eventually end up doing it. So put it out of your mind. So maybe writing and music isn't your vice, start drawing, go for a run, sign up for a volunteer thing. You will find something that will help you. If you need to talk you can always PM me. Or how about this, everytime you feel like you want to hurt yourself PM me. I may not be home or somewhere I can get to your PM right when you send it. But when I am then I will respond as soon as I can and then by the time your done writing the urge will probably gone down. I don't care if you need to send me 20 PMs a day. I don't care what you write in them. Just do it


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Re: what am i supposed to do? - February 20th 2009, 11:40 AM

Hey Lindsey,

I'm sorry things are getting a bit harder currently. The important thing is not to give up. As long as you keep trying there is hope. Anything can be done when you try hard enough. Like Ashley said, maybe you should try other things. Maybe some contact sports? Something you can focus your anger, rage, sadness or anything else on. Also, never be afraid to know you limits and ask for help. Asking for help is hard, I know, but it's worth it. The strongest of people ask for help. It's important to know you can/should go to someone if you feel you can no longer cope on your own. If you need anything at all, I'm only a PM away. Take care.

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Re: what am i supposed to do? - February 22nd 2009, 08:45 AM

hey lindsey.

i get the feeling that maybe you should change what you do to more outdoor-ish choices.. like maybe chilling out more with your friends would help . and yesh keep the movie choices and all that cheerful it rubs off on you! and yeah girl talk sessions definitely would help ( yeah this is coming from a guy!! ) because you'll be like so into it and this would definitely help you feel better.

and yeah you have to have someone trustable to talk to about this. it makes all the difference in the world trust me on this.

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