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Opening up

Opening up can be really scary sometimes…trust me! But honestly, it can do you the WORLD of good… even if it’s just to have a bit of a rant about something that seems so silly or insignificant. It releases a whole world of emotions, and ultimately makes u feel better inside. None of us on here will judge you for the way you feel, so if you feel the need to or urge to cut, please talk to someone. I dont know if any of this will help but just hang in there!!!

I feel safe…

I really feel safe in here with people that feel the way i do:))

Talk to someone

Going to see my school counselor sounded like a really scary thing, but it was so helpful for me. Don’t be worried about other students’ stigma or that teachers will find out and your grades will be affected, if anything, talking to my counselor helped my grades because it helped my depression. If you really don’t want to see someone at school, you can talk to your doctor and they can refer you to independent counseling. Learning to open up to trusting people helped make my feelings lift.

Do it for you

Take all of the energy that was going into SI and put it into something else, something that you can put your whole self into. It doesn’t have to be just one thing; I’ve written poetry, beaded necklaces, and gotten lost in books. Whatever it is, do it just for you and nobody else, I mean, if other people like it, that’s great, but it has to be about you.

Keep Fighting

“Like everyone says, self-injury urges are part of recovery. I haven’t cut in 10 months. I still get urges from time to time but the time between them gets longer. It gets better if that makes sense. Keep fighting everyone, you’re doing well!” ☺

Tell Someone

Tell someone you can trust, someone who won’t laugh at you; tell your teacher or a counsellor. I know it seems like they are oblivious to what we go through but there’s a really good chance they will understand (they may have gone through similar stuff when they were younger). Let your heart reach out and you’ll find peace.

YOU will get through this…

“Self-injury is not worth it. You are. Hang in there. Believe in yourself. You are strong, beautiful and YOU will get through this.You can and will get through this.”

Trust…

“Tell someone you can trust, someone who won’t laugh at you; tell your teacher or a counselor. I know it seems like they are oblivious to what we go through but there’s a really good chance they will understand (they may have gone through similar stuff when they were younger). Let your heart reach out and you’ll find peace.”

Light at the end…

From someone who self-injured for years I can say that you can overcome this. I haven’t cut in about 1.5 years now and I can honestly say it feels great. I struggled at times, but I think that’s a part of the process. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to work to get there…but trust me, it is so worth it. I’m glad I stopped…so glad!

don’t let the storm win

“When life comes at you like a storm and you think all hope is lost, do not let the waves keep you down. Though it may feel like you will drown, I am waiting for you to resurface that I might take you home.” — We are caught up in a storm and are being thrown around by the waves. We feel like we will drown at any moment. But…someone is ALWAYS there to help. There is someone out there that wants to help and there is someone out there going through the same things as you. You may feel alone, but there is always someone there to take your hand and pull you out of the water. You may not be out of the storm, but you will be in a boat with someone who will ride the waves with you, and never let go of your hand. You are not alone. Don’t give up. Do not let the storm win. Stay strong.