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Thinking of doing it again.. - February 24th 2012, 03:49 AM

I used to SH a few years ago, and I'm thinking of doing it again. I just want to FEEL something other than nothing, you know? What should I do?
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Re: Thinking of doing it again.. - February 24th 2012, 06:49 AM

I'd suggest checking out the alternatives page, which you can find here, it has many other choices to SH that you can do that help you relieve stress, etc in a healthier way.
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Re: Thinking of doing it again.. - February 24th 2012, 07:18 PM

I agree with Amber, check that out for sure!
Please don't fall back into that cycle again, I know what it's like to want to feel someting but this isn't the way to go! You've done so well by not doing it for a few years, you don't want to have to go through all of that again. I know it's tough, but maybe talk to somebody your urges that you are having?

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Re: Thinking of doing it again.. - February 24th 2012, 08:04 PM

have you read my thread on advice for cutting. that is one way to look at it. but another thing you want to keep in mind is what is causing you to want to do this. if you talk to someone about the problem you are having they might be able to talk you through it. SH is a tricky business. I've never actually cut but I've self harmed. this kind of thing sometimes comes from internal turmoil. Even though I'm sure you already know that. And it's perfectly ok to have feelings. we would not be people if we did not have them. so don't think you are slipping just because of the feelings. And don't hate yourself if you do slip up. you were sh free for so long. that proves you can do it. this is a kind of cliche'd phrase but here i go i'm saying it....
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Re: Thinking of doing it again.. - February 25th 2012, 03:42 PM

Hey there,

Self Harm is a vicious cycle and is hard to stop, a lot of people do it to "feel something" and for a short while it may feel god, but it's not good for you. They alternatives thread that has been suggested above is very useful, it helps to distract you while the urges fade. Not all of them may work for you, but hang in there and keep trying and you will find one that does.
Have you though of maybe talking to someone you trust about this? Such as a family member or an adult you trust, someone that can help and support you through.

If you ever want/need to talk, feel free to PM me,
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Re: Thinking of doing it again.. - February 25th 2012, 07:39 PM

Hi there,

Like the others have done so, i'd like to encourage you to take a look at the list of alternatives when you have urges to self harm. Not everything helps everyone so it's all about trial and error and finding the things which help you. Don't give up when you come across something that doesn't help you. Keep on trying new things.

Some people use self harm as a form of punishment, or that they feel so much emotional pain they use it for the physical pain to stop the emotional pain. But like you a lot of people do it because they feel numb. Do you know of any triggers or is this more of a constant feeling?

Sometimes talking to someone can really help. You haven't said a lot about what's going on for you if anything is then you're more than welcome to talk to us. You're not alone in this. You can also talk to your fiends, family, a teacher or even a school nurse or councelor. All of there people love and care about you and i'm sure they will be more than willing to try and help you but you have to let them in in order for them to do so

As hard as it is, you're ultimately the one in control and you're the only one who can stop you from hurting you. You're in control. You don't need self harm and you are worth a hell of a lot more than self harm. Do what ever it takes to keep yourself safe. You can beat this so keep fighting it.

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