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Starting to self harm - March 18th 2012, 08:17 AM

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ive been really lonely and the past few days ive been burning myself out of anger. Im really mad at myself because i feel like i just wont make friends and theres no hope for me ( i just started homeschool in nov. and im a hs senior so its hard ) i just let the lighter burn then jab myself and it just makes me feel like im getting what i deserve? I dont know.All my friends are either mean to me and i have to leave them, bully me or i cant talk to them cause of school. Im gonna try to go to a teen museum night and socalize but living in nyc its harder to find ways to make friends then i tought :c im really scared to tell a doctor about it Too cause i dont want my mom to know. I need my lighter for other things and i worked hard for it so i hate im using it to hurt myself and feel guilty. What else can i do to let my anger out? Screaming into a pillow dosent work and screaming outloud makes my family mad so what should i do? Also i just put the lighter in a locked box :c
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Re: Starting to self harm - March 19th 2012, 04:40 PM

Hey Lea, first of all I want you to know that you're not the only one that feels alone. I don't know whether you can take solace in that or not, but hopefully you do. The fact that you are looking for answers and taking initiative shows that you haven't given up (and you shouldn't give up). There are definitely a lot better alternatives to self harm that can keep you safe and still help you cope. There are always personal connections to be made, and it may take a while to find the right fit, but you will find friendship if you keep working at it and have some fun with it. You can do it!

If you ever want to chat, feel free to PM me or stop by the chat room some time. (By the way, the chat room is another way to make some friends. )

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Re: Starting to self harm - March 20th 2012, 07:58 AM

Hey Lea

You don't have to go through all this alone. There are so many people who can and would want to help you through this. I know reaching out is difficult, but you must try. Your mom would want to help you through this. Yeah it might be difficult for them to understand at times, but believe me, having support from your friends and family is really great. You can just talk to them when you have the urges. You could maybe write a letter to your mother telling her how you feel? Or send her an e-mail or a text. Whichever works for you. Also you can try calling hotlines when you're feeling lonely. Here is the list of people that you can get help from.

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