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It's getting worse - March 14th 2012, 04:39 AM

A couple of nights ago I started the butterfly project. If you haven't heard of it, it's when you draw butterflies on your skin where you self harm and when you go to self harm it's suppose to stop you, you're suppose to keep the butterflies alive by NOT SELF HARMING. I drew four, and have already killed two My cutting is getting worse...


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Re: It's getting worse - March 14th 2012, 05:06 PM

It's hard I know but stay strong, and I'm here if you need to talk. It might help if you tell someone why you want to cut or why you started in the first place. I'm here for you.

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Re: It's getting worse - March 14th 2012, 05:20 PM

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A couple of nights ago I started the butterfly project. If you haven't heard of it, it's when you draw butterflies on your skin where you self harm and when you go to self harm it's suppose to stop you, you're suppose to keep the butterflies alive by NOT SELF HARMING. I drew four, and have already killed two My cutting is getting worse...
Sunlight. Go soak up sunlight. Trust me, it helps. If it's not sunny where you are, go get a sibling, or a parent, or a very close friend, and play a board game with them. I know it sounds childish, but the fact that it's childish is what helps. It reminds you of being a young, innocent little kid. This is what always helps me when I feel the need to cut. Just, er, make sure you've got a box of tissues nearby while you play. ...there's a chance you'll get emotional.


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Re: It's getting worse - March 14th 2012, 06:29 PM

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It's hard I know but stay strong, and I'm here if you need to talk. It might help if you tell someone why you want to cut or why you started in the first place. I'm here for you.

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Thank you. And I know, I almost told someone about my issues last night, but I chickened out.


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Re: It's getting worse - March 14th 2012, 06:29 PM

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Sunlight. Go soak up sunlight. Trust me, it helps. If it's not sunny where you are, go get a sibling, or a parent, or a very close friend, and play a board game with them. I know it sounds childish, but the fact that it's childish is what helps. It reminds you of being a young, innocent little kid. This is what always helps me when I feel the need to cut. Just, er, make sure you've got a box of tissues nearby while you play. ...there's a chance you'll get emotional.
That's a good idea. I never thought of that before.


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Re: It's getting worse - March 15th 2012, 02:04 AM

Just my input:
Last night I was on the verge of cutting, and my brother started throwing things under the door (on the vinyl, so it slides) and I threw it back under. We kept doing that and my mom joined in eventually. We were all cracking up soon enough, and the urge was gone.

I try to do things that are silly or just distracting in general if I feel the need to cut (obviously )

Also, if the butterfly project isn't working for you, stop. It doesn't help everybody. You need to find something that HELPS you, not something that makes you worse.

Feel free to PM/VM me if you want. Hang in there.


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Re: It's getting worse - March 15th 2012, 02:04 AM

Just my input:
Last night I was on the verge of cutting, and my brother started throwing things under the door (on the vinyl, so it slides) and I threw it back under. We kept doing that and my mom joined in eventually. We were all cracking up soon enough, and the urge was gone.

I try to do things that are silly or just distracting in general if I feel the need to cut (obviously )

Also, if the butterfly project isn't working for you, stop. It doesn't help everybody. You need to find something that HELPS you, not something that makes you worse.

Feel free to PM/VM me if you want. Hang in there.


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