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tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 01:28 AM

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I'm having really bad urges to self-harm right now. I keep having these images of burning, cutting and stabbing myself go through my head. I'm also having suicidal urges but I am really close to self-harming. The alternatives are just not working at this point. I just need someone to talk to, someone to be there for me so I don't feel so alone. I just...I don't know.


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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 01:51 AM

Hey Nicole.

I'm so sorry you're feeling like this. You're a lovely girl, and you deserve to feel so much better. You're definitely not alone. I'm here, for one, and I'm sure there are plenty of other people who care about you and want to help.

When did these urges start? Did something happen to trigger them, or are they just out of nowhere? With the alternatives, I find that some work for different types of urges. For ones like these, where they don't go away, I find that the more challenging distractions work better - ones that require all your focus and concentration, so that you can't think of anything else. Like writing, or running, or doing a puzzle.

If you want to talk to someone, I'm always available, but there are other options too. For example, it seems that Live Help is online right now - have you considered that? There's also a number of hotlines you can try. Is there anyone in your life you can talk to? I know that reaching out and asking for help is easier said than done, but it can make a big difference.

Also, I just want to say that I think it's great you had the courage to even make this thread. That shows that though you want to hurt yourself, you want to resist too, and that's an encouraging sign.

I really hope you start feeling better soon.

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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 03:12 AM

Thank you.
Sometimes my urges just come out of no where and thats kind of what happened today. I never want to get on LiveHelp because I used to be a LHO and I feel bad for asking for advice on the subject that I gave so many others advice on. I've just had so much on my mind lately I feel trapped and there really isn't someone I can talk to around me at night.


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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 03:13 AM

if you need someone to talk to you can always pm me.i hope you can get better..
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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 05:36 AM

Nicole i'm sorry to hear your struggling right now. Trying to resist the urge to selfharm is hard but you CAN do it Your amazing so have some faith in yourself It won't be easy and it will take time but you will get there.
If you ever need anyone to talk to i'm always here. I don't mind So talk/rant/moan whenever you want to to me
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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 07:17 AM

Nicole,

Thanks for posting. I'd be glad to be there for you. Either contact on here or email me at alexshort154@yahoo.com


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Re: tired of hanging on - March 31st 2011, 05:22 PM

Congratulations for recognising your problem and wanting to stop. I know its will/is/has been hard but you can do it, it is a poseesive and consuming cycle but a cycle can be broken. You cna do anything if you put your mind to it. Im really sorry your feeling this way, is there anyone you can talk to, a doctor? family member? teacher? friend? hey will understand. Next time you are feeling the urge to cut call someone/facebook them or something/anything and tell them how you fel . that way you wont feel liek you want to cut afterwards. You dont deserve to hurt yourself, you are an amazing person. The urges will come and they will be strong but you can do it,. i belive in you. Glad to se you ahve tried some alternatives, keep trying it could be something like turning your music up super loud til it goes or flicking your arm with an elastic band. Holding icecubes. Mabye think about th3e scars you wil get or concern you wil cause? if you dont fel you can talk t anyone PM me anytime and i will talk ok? xxx get better soon <3 pixie<3


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Re: tired of hanging on - April 1st 2011, 02:53 AM

Thank you everyone for replying. I think that I will take you all up on the offer to message you when I need to talk.


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Re: tired of hanging on - April 1st 2011, 07:21 AM

I know how you feel, not wanting to ask for advice on subjects you usually give advice on, but sometimes I've found that talking to someone helps, not because they tell you things you don't know, but because it can be more effective hearing what you already know from someone else.

In truth, I've actually had to ask for advice about self harm and sexuality - the two forums I moderate!

There's no shame in asking for help.

You're also welcome to PM me, if you need. Take care.


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Re: tired of hanging on - April 2nd 2011, 03:24 AM

Thank you Sidhe, what you said makes a lot of sense.


"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

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