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    Why do I Self-Harm?


    • I started self-harming about three weeks ago, and have done it six times. I am afraid it will turn into a strong addiction fast, but I can't seem to control the urges. I've made a deal with myself that I can cut as much as I want, but only one day a week. I don't know if this is a good idea or not, but it worked last week (except on the day I could cut they were deeper than before...). I have cut due to the stress and axiety of school as well as my parents fighting. If you could go back to when you first started cutting and make a different decision, what would it be? I also tried to commit suicide two years ago (when I was 13).

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    thatsme

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    hi there. i started self harming for those same reasons initially, so i thought i should comment on this. my parents would fight every single night every single morning and sometimes it got physical, so i know the feeling. I was also starting middle school at the time. i started self harming much more gradually, so it's difficult to recall when i really started to get bad. but if i were to go back to those first days that i considered it, or even started I would definitely not. I see that this post is from a little while ago, and i hope still relevant that I reply to it. It gets addicting very quickly. I got scared really fast. scared people would find out, see, ask me about it. so i started giving myself little goals. just this week i wont. two weeks i wont. if i slipped up, id just go to my next goal. One week. two weeks. i also put a hair-tie around my wrist because snapping it gives a little sting, but not long-lasting scarring or panic. though, just in case, here's some other alternatives. http://goo.gl/8QYhrv hope i could help a little! 

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    ScarsofFeelings

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    Thank you for the advice. Unfortunately I am getting worse (cutting deeper each time), but I will keep setting goals. I don't know if you are going to see this, but did anyone find out?

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    thatsme

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    my closest friend, who also has self-harmed, noticed but didn't say anything. from time to time I consider opening up the topic, but I don't want to trigger them at all. I think some of my other friends have seen as well, but none of them ever comment. also, the time I told my mom but that was a while ago. 

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