I think I understand what ur going through. Ur NOT alone. Ur NOT crazy, many ppl feel like this. I think talking 2 someone is a good way to start and u should try and go out and do activities u like to do…maybe even try something new. I can’t say I know the answer, I’m taking an anti-deppresant too, but never give up and always keep trying. whenever u want to cut urself – STOP by saying that the pain won’t get rid of the problem and instead try distracting urself with something else-a sport, music, calling a friend, running, etc.
I dont know if any of this will help but just hang in there.
…try and get out and do things you like…use up time and hopefully take your mind off self harm, even if only for a little while. Remember, self harm is never the answer. Take care every1 — oh and I don’t think you’re crazy either but I often thing I am so I know how it feels. Oh and also, if you want help it’s out there, sometimes it can take a bit of looking around to find but don’t give up….never give 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!!!
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.
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.
“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 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.
“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.”
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!
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