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Self-harming - April 9th 2012, 07:42 AM

This is my first post on this website. In fact, this post is the only reason I signed up, as I don't want to/am too afraid to tell anyone about this in real life.

For almost two years now, I have had a problem with hurting myself when I am sad or angry. I've cut myself, burned myself, hit myself, etc. Nothing too permanent, though. However, sometimes I get strong urges to jump off of high places (not high enough to die), break bones, step in front of cars, even light myself on fire. For a while, I was obsessed with Russian roulette, and hunted for a gun to use. Thank god I didn't find one, or who knows what might have happened...

I don't know why I do it, it just sort of comes to me. I remember reading about a personality disorder a while ago that sounds like what I do, but I can't remember what it's called... Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else here has/had the same problem, and if they can help me with this or know of a way I can be helped. I REALLY do NOT want any of my family to know about this, so there's a very low chance of me consulting any of them. I also would rather not see a therapist/psychiatrist, but I will consider it if that's what it takes.

I apologize for the length of my post and for if this topic has already been posted, but any help would much appreciated.
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Re: Self-harming - April 9th 2012, 08:37 AM

I think you need to talk to someone, a therapist, school counsellor, a teacher maybe. I know how you feel and I have been something similiar to this, I behaved in a irrational manner when I was hurting or angry and I had no way to express it. I have always struggled with expressing my emotions and I find cutting as a way out. I think you need to speak to someone as it really does help. I was also against telling my family but after a teacher at school confronted me about marks on my skin and eventually rang my parents about it, it got a little better and surprisingly they were all supportive.

If you ever need to talk just PM me.

Hope I helped.

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Re: Self-harming - April 10th 2012, 11:15 PM

I have the same problem you have, i have tried to stop for the past two years but am still unsuscess full.. (sorry about my crappy grammar) but the thing im trying to say is that i know how difficult these things and urges can be and im always here if you wanna talk(:
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