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Question Should I seek help? - October 24th 2010, 06:46 PM

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I think i may need help, but i don't know where to go and i don't want to seek help if i'm worrying over nothing. .

For the past 2 years i've had trouble with my moods, my friends refer to them as "mood flips" rather than mood swings because they can suddenly, and very randomly, "flip" from one extreme mood to another with no warning or reason.

I've had trouble with selfharm for numerous years but now its become extreme and sometimes i don't even realise i'm doing it. Last night, in a state of complete panic i scratched my arm until it bled and is badly burnt and i didn't even realise or feel it until this morning.

I keep getting into this state of panic, this happened lastnight, i can't think right, i have a panic attack and selfharm without realising it, i want to scream, cut, cry, punch something, burn, run, walk and lay completely still at once. My head feels like a "fuzz" and i can't concentrate properly.

I've always suffered from paranoia and anger but now its become difficult to cope with.

Well, thats me in a nutshell :/
Could someone just give me advice on whether i should seek help or if i should just leave it. And, could you tell me what kind of help i should get?

Thanks, this is much appreciated.
   
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Re: Should I seek help? - October 24th 2010, 07:01 PM

Personally, i think you should start out just seeing a counseler. A school counseler would do to begin with. If you dont feel comfortable going in there, ask a friend to go in with you, or write a letter and ask the secretary to put it in the school counselers mail box or to give it to her.

If your school doesnt have a counseler, talk to your parents or a trusted adult and explain that you want some help but dont know where to get it.. Look around the phone book, call some places, or if you ever feel suicidle call the suicide hotline, or anything like that. (google hotlines in your area, such as adolecent wellness centers or things like that.) They should be able to direct you in the direction they believe you should go.

Self harm is never the answer. i can totally relate to the paranoia and mood swings though, Ive been through that.

You're not alone, and its great that you stepped up and posted this thread looking for support. Its the first step to getting better. <3

PM me if you ever have any questions or want some help finding hotlines, support, anything like that. Or just need someone to vent to. Id be happy to help.

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Re: Should I seek help? - October 25th 2010, 12:40 AM

Well I adore you for taking the notice to recognize that you may have to seek help. For one I don't think that you should leave it, because the truth is that if you wrote this to make a decision then you yourself know that you want to try and change yourself on these issues. While reading through I didn't think that you needed anything until I hit the part where you self harm. Like the above poster, self harm is never the answer. It really isn't, and thought it may slightly help you feel atleast something, does it really help the situation? No it doesn't.
   
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