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Exclamation Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 06:13 PM

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I want to cut soo badd ..
I love the sight of the blood.
Don't like the scars so much though.

The knife is standing right behind me in the drawer .. I dunno how much more time I can stay away from it ..


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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 06:47 PM

Hey Maria,
I know exactly how you feel.
But i also know you can resist the urge to cut again.
You're stronger than that.
I know you can do it.




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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 06:54 PM

Hey there.

I'm really sorry you're struggling with self harm. Has anything triggered you or upset you to cause these urges? If you want to talk about it you can do we're here to listen.

For now I think you need to try and distract yourself. Whether it means you getting a bubble bath, watching a film, meeting a friend, going running, basically anything to take your mind of the urges and feelings. Here is a link to our list of alternatives to self harm ... http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-s...ves-self-harm/. Remember not everything will work for you so when you come across something that doesn't seem to help you, keep on trying new things.

Also talking about how you're feeling might help you. Like I said, we're here to listen to you but you could also talk to a friend, family member or ring a hotline. So heres a link to the list of hotlines ... http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f3-general/t22-hotlines/. These people do this job because they want to help people like yourself. They understand it may be hard for you to talk and they will go at your pace.

Just remember that you hurting yourself is not going to help you in the long wrong. If you do hurt yourself your thoughts and feeling will still be the same later on. Its only a temp solution and you don't deserve to be hurt. You can beat this, believe in yourself.

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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 07:05 PM

I am struggling with severe depression and that is the thing which is causing my urges.

I know it's a temp thing but I'm desperate for anything which can make me feel better even if it's for a few seconds.

It's getting worse each minute which passes


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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 07:32 PM

Is there anyone else around? You don't have to talk to them; just having someone around can stop you doing something. Or just searching for videos of kittens on the internet; anything that can make you smile. Sometimes eating chocolate can work for me for a bit...
And is there anything specific triggering this particular time (other than general depression)? Even if its just someone not smiling back at you, or waking up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?
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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 07:40 PM

Yeah well .. My parents fighting could have been another cause for the urge.

And yes I will try distracting myself but it is very difficult to get my mind off it


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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 20th 2011, 07:45 PM

Hey Maria,

I know self harm might help for a few seconds, but try to think of how it makes you feel in a few hours. Don't you feel even worse because of what you've done? Don't you wish you would have tried another alternative, that you would have distracted yourself and fought through the urges rather than giving in to them? I know it might seem like self harm is the answer, but it really isn't. You are stronger than that.

I'm here if you need to talk. You can always PM me.





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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 21st 2011, 01:58 PM

I made it !

I didn't cut


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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 21st 2011, 02:07 PM

Well done, thats fabulous I hope you're proud of yourself!


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Re: Such a strong desire .. - February 22nd 2011, 01:35 AM

Good job! (: Knew you could do it!


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