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View Poll Results: Are you going to go cold turkey?
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If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:50 PM

hello everyone, if you are thinking about, doing, or trying to stop SH, please consider this:

Because I live in New Zealand, It is the 1st of March today (SIAD). I woke up this morning and I decided that I didnt want SH in my life anymore, and I know that I can do it, once you wanna stop, you can stop.

If anyone else wants wants to join this SIAD movement, please post with your name and anything else you want to add.

Good luck all and try and keep a positive attitude.

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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:54 PM

Hey Megan,
I'm trying to stop SH as well. You're right, although it is difficult to stop, if you decide you want to you can. I hope it works out for you and everyone else who is trying to quit. Good luck! Love is the movement.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:54 PM

I think SIAD is an absolutely awesome day and great for spreading awareness. I'm glad that you're decided to stop, good luck! :]


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:54 PM

sorry about being a biddie, but whats SH?
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:54 PM

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iv been tryin ta stop
guess this is my second chance
hopefully i cn do it this time
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:55 PM

I wish I could...
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 07:58 PM

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sorry about being a biddie, but whats SH?
SH stands for self harm, which is when someone hurts themselves intentionally using a variety of methods such as cutting and burning.

I'm already trying to stop. I don't want to add my name to the list per say, because I'm not sure how long I'll continue to try to recover. I go through spells.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:05 PM

Look, it doesn't matter how long you last for, it matters that you try, even if it's for one day, why not try?



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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:26 PM

I'm not going to go 'cold-turkey'. I don't know why, I just know that I can't label myself as stopping, because for some reason, everytime I slip/mess up. If I just try to forget about it, don't label myself as stopping, I tend to succeed for longer. :S so yeah.
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:30 PM

I see the poll has been added. I definitely don't plan on ever stopping anything cold turkey. I've also weaned myself off SH and I've never really ruled it out as 100% not an option, because I like having that crutch there. It's not something I'm ready to get rid of 100% out of my life right now. I know it's bad, I know I don't need it, but that still doesn't mean that I'm ready as of yet. I'm doing fine stopping right now, but I just don't see myself going the rest of my life without it. It's been a constant for so long. But then again, I've reached the point where I'm starting to wonder... how much is enough? I've been cutting for six years now and it's not going away.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:34 PM

I dont think that SH just "goes away" I think that the victim of it has to help it to get on the bus and say "bye bye". udontknow, I understand you, and hold nothing against you.



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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:37 PM

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I dont think that SH just "goes away" I think that the victim of it has to help it to get on the bus and say "bye bye". udontknow, I understand you, and hold nothing against you.
It doesn't just go away, I know that. I think I was using "goes away" more figuratively than in actual meaning. I know that I have to take the final step in getting it out of my life for good, but I'm not sure I'm strong enough for that.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 08:59 PM

I indulge myself (a little bad sounding) in SH now and again. Going cold turkey, in my opinion, is extremely hard. For one day though, I think I can do it


   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - February 28th 2009, 10:16 PM

Meg,
I'm glad you brought this to my attention. I had no clue it was tomorrow!
However, I think I'm going to do something on Monday as well in support of it because I am doubtful that I'll leave the house tomorrow, unless my mom makes me go to that new church with her. [I'll probably write "LOVE" or something on my arms Monday]
I've actually been trying to stop for over a year, but broke it a few months before I had a year. -.- So I'm trying again, and should be around four months right now.
I try not to think about it, thinking about how I'm stopping makes me stress and break down.
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 01:50 PM

I'm going to try to not SH today and, hopefully I will be able to stop for more than a day. I am sincerely going to try my hardest.

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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 05:06 PM

I am not SHing for the whole of today because it is SIAD... that is a good achievement for me


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 05:33 PM

I've gone cold turkey for over 3 months now. It's so, so hard, but I'm doing it.

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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 07:55 PM

I've been able to stop for a week or so at a time, but I recently came clean to my family so I'm hoping that while cold turkey is kind of unrealistic for me, I can gradually learn how to stop

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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 08:32 PM

Not cold turkey. I think it's important to plan it out more.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 1st 2009, 09:59 PM

I'm not a big self harmer. I did it for about three/four weeks but it never became a big thing.

But one thing I want to do is stop thinking about doing it when I get sad...
Just get my mind off of it all together, even if I don't do it.





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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 2nd 2009, 02:13 AM

Quitting SH is difficult, no matter how you do it. Please remember that different quitting methods work for different people. I found that going "cold turkey" is the best method for me. I'd try to quit, end up releapsing, wait awhile, and then attempt to quit again. I'm almost 11 months SH free.

Just remember that every month, day, minute, even second is a wonderful accomplishment. Quitting SH won't be easy, but it truly is worth it in the long run. Keep faith, stay strong.


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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 2nd 2009, 02:26 AM

I am trying very hard to quit!!! But cold turkey and me don't seem to get along.....

I hope everyone tries to quit!! You all can do it!


   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 2nd 2009, 04:51 AM

I am so happy with everyone, keep up the good work, everyone that is some time free, or those trying, you can do it, you are going great.
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 2nd 2009, 10:27 AM

hiii.......
after all my falling dump useless attempts to stop .......may be a sense of community can work the magic.
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 2nd 2009, 11:10 AM

After getting over 7 years worth of SH and going witohut a year of SH I cut for my first time in over a year last night
but after I though and I know it is not something I want back in my life and if that means going cold turkey again like before I will
Sh is not a reasonable way to live your life and help is there
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 3rd 2009, 10:15 AM

Hey Megan. Im trying to stop to, but its a hopeless battle for me but good luck to everyone else =]



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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 3rd 2009, 11:09 AM

well ive gone cold turky and so far its worked 4 me...its been 5 weeks so far
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 3rd 2009, 12:12 PM

Im pleased to hear about people being able to go for so long but try and talk through the casues aswell,if you just give it up and go with out getting some form of help it dosnt just go away
there is always a root or root causes.
and Black Rose it is never a loosing battle its only done for when you give up and no one wants to Sh all thier life,so talk to someone try and try again becasue at some point it dose just click and you start to cope recover and live a life free of SH
   
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 3rd 2009, 09:26 PM

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Hey Megan. Im trying to stop to, but its a hopeless battle for me but good luck to everyone else =]
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Re: If you know what SH is, read this: - March 3rd 2009, 09:48 PM

I don't think it's a good idea to go cold turkey unless you're absolutely sure that that's the method of quitting that will work best for you. I'm going through an issue like this right now at the moment ~ my boyfriend is basically forcing me to stop altogether and I don't really want to... but I added my name to the yes option because I suppose I don't really have a choice right now.
   
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