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How do I stop? - January 24th 2011, 11:11 PM

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I don't think I can talk to anybody I know about this, so here goes. My friend and I were best friends and one day she got mad at me and tried to kill herself infront of me, I thought fast and made her through up all the "happy pills" she did and lived, but after she was let out of the mental hospital we started fighting. A lot. She told everybody all my secerts and out of anger I did the same to her. She got really mad at me and told me to stay out of her life and that she wished I was dead. Hell, I deserve it. Ever since then I started cutting, I am really ashamed of it and I know I need to stop. But I dont know how. Now my family can see I have changed and they don't say anything to me but I can tell they think I am a freak. I don't know how to stop and I know I need to.
   
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Re: How do I stop? - January 25th 2011, 04:25 AM

Well if you feel like you want to cut, you can try to distract yourself by drawing, listening to music, going for a walk, ect untill the urge to cut goes away. But idealy, probably going to a councellor will most likley be the best bet for quiting.

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Re: How do I stop? - January 27th 2011, 01:05 AM

That sounds like a horrible thing to experience, and it would have a lasting negative impact on anyone. As for the urge to cut it's incredbly hard to control, but try some of the alternatives Morgan offered or check out the list of alternatives for some more. The Butterfly Project actually ended up working pretty well on me, because I had a wonderful support system. After all that mental anguish talking to a counselor might be a good idea.
   
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Re: How do I stop? - January 27th 2011, 03:58 PM

That sounds, like a pretty tough time you went though!! I have a few things that are helping me at the moment and I dont know if it will help you but here it goes:
-calling a friend/family member when I have the urge, and not necessarily about cutting, it could be about school or just ramdom bits is garbage
- I used to flick an elastic band on my wrist a lot but that doesn't always work
- This is the one I found most useful because I am not a big fan of writing a frawing my feeling so I would say, I wont cut for 5 minutes and then after 5 minutes I would say I wont cut for 5/10 minutes depending of my urge. Till eventually it kinda goes to the back of your mind (:

I hope I could help. PM me any time if you wanna talk or anything (: xxxxxxx
   
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