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    Am I Ready to Stop Self-Injuring?

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    • This checklist has been taken from the book “Scarred Souls,” by Tracey Alderman. I have put it here because it may be useful to many people out there.

      “You can use the following checklist to help determine how ready you are to end [self-injury]. While it is not necessary that you meet all these criteria before stopping [SI], the more of these statements that are true for you before you decide to stop this behavior, the better.”

      Statements To Help You Decide If You Are Ready To Stop Self-Injuring Yes/No

      I have a solid emotional support system of friends, family, and/or professionals that I can use if I feel like hurting myself.

      Yes/No

      There are at least two people in my life that I can call if I want to hurt myself.

      Yes/No

      I feel at least somewhat comfortable talking about [SI] with three different people.

      Yes/No

      I have a list of at least ten things I can do instead of hurting myself.

      Yes/No

      I have a place to go if I need to leave my house so as not to hurt myself.

      Yes/No

      I feel confident that I could get rid of all the things that I might be likely to use to hurt myself (razor blades, cigarette lighters).

      Yes/No

      I have told at least two other people that I am going to stop hurting myself.

      Yes/No

      I am willing to feel uncomfortable, scared, and frustrated.

      Yes/No

      I feel confident that I can endure thinking about hurting myself without having to actually do so.

      Yes/No

      I want to stop hurting myself.

      Yes/No
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    The only one to which I said “yes” was “do you want to stop self-harming?”. But then I’m not so sure. I can’t risk to wreck everything else again. But there isn’t anything to help me.

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    Draco Malfoy

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    There isn’t anything to help you as in your family doesn’t want to get you treatment, money issues, nobody knowing, etc?

    I’m glad you were able to answer yes to at least one. That is a start. I was alone at the beginning too, only an online message board, a couple friends, and a priest who told me I was going to hell for being depressed. I hope that the help you need comes (or that you seek it out) and that you can reach out and grab it as if your life depends on it. 

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    Angelica Sky

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    I want to stop and I have two friends who are really supportive, but my Foster parents wont let me leave the house unless its for a really good reason.
    There so strict :’(

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    quiet_as_a_rat0.1

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    I said no to eight of those statements, but here's to the future, I guess

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    Raven Black

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    Five years ago, I could've said yes to most of them. Now, I said no to all of them. 

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