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Unhappy help? - February 12th 2011, 03:34 AM

I cut myself almost everynight
It doesn't bleed and it doesn't leave a scar, so no one knows there's something wrong.
I've tried several times to stop, but I can't. I honestly don't even understand why I do it, it just makes me feel better for some reason.
Can anyone help me? Please?

btw, I'm brand new to this site so if I did something wrong, please let me know.

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Re: help? - February 12th 2011, 06:21 AM

#1. How exactly do you cut yourself? With scissors? With a pin? What are you doing and what do you feel because it's weird to know you cut but don't bleed or leave scars? What do you experience exactly?
#2. What about it makes you feel better? Is it just the sensation that feels good or is it something more?
#3. Has anything been depressing you? Is there anything you've been bottling up? Are there emotions you haven't gotten out yet or that you are reluctant to acknowledge? Do you judge yourself for your emotions or are there just tough situations going on right now? Why do you think you would pursue such a dark thing?

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Re: help? - February 12th 2011, 10:53 AM

As the poster above said, what about it do you feel makes you feel better?
You need to try and find out what triggers you and then avoid that or situations that may cause it. There are a lot of alternatives that you can try such as reading or writing- things that will distract you. You need to find one that works for you
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Re: help? - February 13th 2011, 12:04 AM

First, welcome to TeenHelp and you did nothing wrong. Asking for help is never wrong.
What is going on that is giving you the need to cut?
There is a great list of alternatives that you can look at here: http://www.teenhelp.org/alternatives
Go through the list and try some. If you find that one doesn't work for you throw it out and try the next one. Also if you ever need someone to talk to feel free to message me anytime.


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Re: help? - February 15th 2011, 09:53 PM

to hannah,
#1 with a key
#2 the sensation
#3 there's a lot going on in my life right now.
   
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Re: help? - February 15th 2011, 11:26 PM

I don't know how well i can help, but maybe I can.
I went through the same thing, except I'd use pins or needles.
No one knew, until I asked a friend for help-sorta like you.
They recommended that instead of cutting, wear bracelets. Whenever you feel like cutting, pop the bracelets or play with the bracelet.

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Re: help? - February 16th 2011, 04:38 PM

As i said before if you ever want to talk about it feel free to PM me, I know you said that the sensation of it makes you feel good, but it's not good for you.
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