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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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Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 4th 2012, 06:12 PM

Let me tell you something, picking up the razor was the WORST mistake I've ever made, and I've made a fair amount of mistakes. I didn't really realise how addictive it would get, I thought it would help me when I was having a hard time but then I could stop when it was over... I was wrong. My self harm has made me even more self conscious than I was before. I always wear long sleeves and bracelets to hide my arms and jumpers for fear of people seeing the cuts through my clothing. I now can't wear shorts, I can't go swimming (and I used to love swimming). I do ballet and I live in constant fear of my friends there seeing.
Being a self harmer is a horrible place to be. You feel you can't tell anyone because they won't understand and you don't wan to hurt your friends and family, but at the same time you don't want to feel alone. It's something that gets progressively worse.
Please, if you are considering picking up that razor, or those scissors... PLEASE DON'T. It'll take over your life. STOP NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. If I could go back to July 2011 and put down the razor and walk away then I would.

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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 6th 2012, 12:10 AM

Hey Katherine, I can definitely relate to this feeling.
I really wish I could go back too but what has happened has happened and we have to try our best to move on and not let SH consume our lives. As hard as that is, I know it is possible, the hardest part is just getting there.
Thank you for posting this and I hope many people take the points you mention and think about them before they even begin to hurt themselves.


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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 6th 2012, 04:41 AM

Hi Katherine. I like that you posted on here talking about how bad it is to start self-harming... I hope anyone who hasn't yet but thinks about it, reads this and STOPS!

I do ballet as well.. or used to. stress fracture made me stop for a while but I miss it. I'm always trying to get back into it! But yeah... it's really hard to stop SHing!! If you're reading this and you are thinking about SHing but haven't done it yet: STOP. The urge to now is only a little one compared to when you SH more than once... "The first cut is the deepest..." whether it's a paper cut size or much worse, the first act of self harm you do starts it all. Please don't do it!

thanks again for posting about this, Katherine i hope you don't mind my post
   
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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 6th 2012, 05:26 AM

omfg if I could of go back to last Saturday and just ignore the razors I would of. It was the worst mistake I made. I'm forcing myself to stop right now, which has been 3 days. Please, everyone who is reading this and thinking about doing it for the first time, DON'T.


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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 7th 2012, 11:18 PM

I just felt like I needed to post something... I want to try and protect as many people from this horrible cycle as I can, it's NOT something you want to get in to...
I'm here for everyone, just message me and I'll be there <3
Stay strong <3


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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 17th 2012, 08:20 PM

Hi Katherine96, I am scared cause i am on this medication for my skin that has some dodgy sideeffects and due to me having anxiety disorders, sadly one of the sideeffects that are affecting me is depression and i am so frightened because i keep thinking about cutting myself to make the pain go away as a kind of cry for help and also to punish myself and i am so confused because i know it isn't the answer but i am still so tempted its haunting me. please give me some advice!?
   
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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 17th 2012, 10:50 PM

Anxiety girl, sorry don't know your name!
Have you talked about this with anyone? Its the best thing that you can do in a situation like this, cutting, or self harming in any way, IS NOT THE ANSWER! Darling, you don't need to punish yourself, you don't need punishing <3 I'm assuming that this medication has been prescribed by a doctor? I'm not expert, but maybe if you talked to whoever prescribed you with it and explained that your wanting to cut, they could get you help maybe, or there could be an alternative medication? I'm not an expert so I'm not certain, but I'm sure they'd have something in place with the side effect being depression. Please though, don't cut! It's not worth it, it won't do you any good in the long run.
PM me if you ever want to talk <3
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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 18th 2012, 02:39 AM

Thank you for posting this. I think a lot of people need to hear it from others who have been there, that its not a good place to be.
Again, if you are considering this... do not! You can get help!


   
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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 18th 2012, 08:14 AM

thank you katherine. I know its wrong and i am trying to get help at the moment. i am doing my best not to go there. i guess its really a day by day thing at the moment but thank you again.
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Re: Considering starting to self harm or have just started? - April 18th 2012, 04:52 PM

I'm glad you're trying to get help, that's good! It's okay, if you ever want to talk just PM me and I will reply as soon as I can stay strong and keep smiling<3


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