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Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

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Angry I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 10th 2011, 07:48 PM

i know its wrong i know i shouldn't do it , but its my coping strategy !
yeah so what i cut myself cause i actually wanna feel something than nothing !
my mum demanded my blades off me , and when i said no she went of on one ! why is it so bad for me to feel alive once in a while ?!!
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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 10th 2011, 10:36 PM

I agree. Self-harm or anorexia takes too much heat. I'm not going to say that it's not the best for your body, but I feel that people should do what makes them feel good. If you want to self-harm, then I think that you should be able to do it because it makes you feel "alive." People may perhaps give you lots of shit for it, but it's not always their decision. If it works, it works.
   
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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 10th 2011, 10:39 PM

It's bad for multiple reasons. Physically, you can cut too deep. Sure, you might not go that deep but if someone barges in or you hear something that scares you, you could accidentally slip. There is ALWAYS a risk of infection. Infections can kill you. Mentally, it isn't healthy either. It's like an addiction, and addictions are not healthy.

As a warning, this is probably quite triggering to some people. There are images if I remember correctly, but Youtube deleted the others. The music isn't needed though. In my opinion it gives a good list of reasons NOT to cut.



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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 13th 2011, 01:37 PM

well the person above me can prepare to be banned...

But anyway, self harming is bad because you're teaching yourself that you don't have to deal with your emotions properly. Not to mention, you can die.
   
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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 13th 2011, 02:00 PM

shut up.
If they're upset, you should be tying to help them. Not insulting them like that.


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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 13th 2011, 02:05 PM

Hey there,

Ignoring the uncalled for comment showing rudeness, I'd say your mum is only trying to help. There are other ways to overcome the feelings you have rather than SH, and while you may see it as okay to do, it acually causes many problems for a lot of people. One obvious one which has been mentioned is the risk of cutting too deep. Also, infection and general pain and unpleasant scars are going to be left over and it's not desirable.

I'm going to send you a list of alternatives and I hope they help you out a bit: http://www.teenhelp.org/alternatives Not all of those will work, but when you get urges, go through the list and try them out. don't be put off by the ones that don't help, just feel more motivated to help yourself in other ways and keep trying. You'll find some that work!

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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 14th 2011, 03:45 AM

Cutting is a negative way to cope with things...it doesn't do anything productive You are damaging your body and your body doesn't deserve that. It is your body, so you will be doing whatever you want with it >> whether if the rest of us like it or not.

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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 14th 2011, 02:52 PM

thankyou i know my mum is trying to help me , its just yano my coping mechanism i guess ! thankyou for all your support x


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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 14th 2011, 04:51 PM

I understand this and how it works, cutting is a coping mechanism, but there are much better ones that don't run the risk of physical harm. I know that your mom was trying to help, but the best way to stop would be to give you a better strategy to replace the cutting with before just taking your blades away. After you do it and the good effects ware off, you're still dealing with whatever made you do it in the first place and you have an injury to contend with and the more you do it the harder it would be to stop, if you eventually decided to of course, since that decision is yours.


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Re: I Self Harm .. SO WHAT ?!! - June 14th 2011, 06:17 PM

While cutting can be used as a coping strategy for some people, it in the end causes yourself a lot more harm and grief than other coping strategies typically do. That's why it's not healthy. And I agree, your mom only wants to help you


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