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Unhappy start of school - September 1st 2011, 06:18 AM

i started cutting when i was in 6th grade. i'm starting 10th grade on september 7th.
every year, at the start of the school year, i end up cutting. i just can't handle all the stress. i get overwelmed and i just DON'T know what to do!
for example this year especially: i lost most of my friends at the end of last year because of stupid rumors and stuff like that. and some of my VERY few friends are going to different shcools. (my district is 7-9th is junior high, and 10-12 is highschool) so the switch of schools is taking them away :/
so, i'm in all advanced classes (nothing new) i'm all alone, new shcool, bigger shcool, i have no idea where anything is, i'm not ready for summer to be over, and i have a hibit of self harm at the start of the shcool year
i'm sriously stressing out, and i know it's just gonna get worse. i haven't cut in....like.....8 months? maybe 9? possibly 10? i just.....i still don't have a other way to deal with things though!
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Re: start of school - September 1st 2011, 06:36 AM

Hey there, I'm in tenth grade, just started. I want you to be hopeful, instead of afraid. Think of the new school as a new opprotunity, instead of a thingto be afraid of.

Tell yourself that you CAN do this, and keep sharp razors an stuff away for the next few days. Spend time praying, or reading. Distract yourself. But most of all be HOPEFUL.

You will have a WONDERFUL year.

And if you are stressed out, try running or singing or dancing or something ELSE. you can do it

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Re: start of school - September 1st 2011, 07:08 AM

Hey, I know how you're feeling. I haven't cut in a while and I think I will start it again once school starts. My best advice (that I'm taking as well) is to fill your mind with work and nothing else. Don't dwell on all the sucky people surrounding you in school. Keep everything you could cut yourself with away from you.

If you need to talk or anything about school or life and problems, don't be afraid to PM me.

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Re: start of school - September 1st 2011, 11:57 AM

Use this opportunity to start anew. You don't have to worry about those rumors, or the people behind them. It's time to just open up and make new friends.. and enjoy high school. I didn't let myself enjoy high school until my senior year, and I really regret it now that I'm in college. But if you plan on going to some kind of university after high school, the stress gets worse because it's a completely new environment. This is the time to fight the SH though. Fight it before it can get the best of you. The more you worry, the harder it will be to adjust in your new school. Relax and know that you have control, you just have to find it within you. Being able to not SH in over 8+ months should be enough incentive to stay strong and off of it.

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Re: start of school - September 1st 2011, 04:45 PM

Think of switching schools as a great opportunity to start over. And take a look at the alternatives thread: http://www.teenhelp.org/forums/f12-self-harm/t9418-alternatives-self-harm/. Spend time figuring out which one works best for you to avoid cutting in the beginning of the school year. I know you can do this. I believe in you. Focus on other things and you'll be just fine. Pm me if you ever need to :]
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Re: start of school - September 3rd 2011, 10:21 PM

Hey there Cheyenne!

I know exactly how you feel. I was convinced I would break once school started back up, but hey its been 3 school weeks and I haven't! I promise you'll get so busy making friends and meeting new people that you wont even have time to think about it!

Think of this as a fresh start! You can start anew! The rumors are in the past and this is the future! Go into it with a positive attitude.

Focus on making friends, and decorating your locker, and meeting a bunch of hot new guys! Its going to be fun!!

PM me if you ever need to talk! You are going to have a fantastic year! <3

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Re: start of school - September 4th 2011, 04:29 PM

Hey there,

I'm sorry you are finding things rough at the moment, and it is always difficult moving to a new school. See this change of school as a new opputunity to start again, to make new friends as these people won't know about your past and will make it easier for you to start a fresh.
It is great that you have gone that long without cutting, you should be proud of yourself, you CAN do this and you need to keep telling yourself that. Perhaps talk to someone you trust about this, someone that can help and support you through.

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Re: start of school - September 5th 2011, 01:40 AM

Just remember how long you've gone.

What you've done is seriously an amazing accomplishment. No matter what happens at the beginning of the school year, you can handle it. Be yourself, you'll make new friends.

Just remember that you're worth it and you've made it so long because you are seriously strong.
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Re: start of school - September 5th 2011, 06:46 PM


You've done an absolutely incredible job so far. You are stronger than this, and you've proven that. I know school can seem stressful, but remember, it's just school. You get out of it eventually, and you'd rather look back on happy times, right? Seriously, you've done a great job. And you can make it through the first part of school self-harm free. Like another poster said, keep yourself away from sharp objects, and try to focus on school so it won't be as stressful. Alright? Good luck

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