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    Self-harming - unwanted urges

    My name's Amanda, I'm 18 years old and have been cutting since age 13. I feel so out of control sometimes, it scares me when I cut. I literally hold my life in my hands. Sometimes I'm afraid I'll end it if I accidentally cut too deep. I'd like to stop harming all together if possible. Any advice?

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    Hi Amanda,
    I used to self harm in the past.
    Once i started to love myself it became easy to quit.
    I realize i was perpuating the abuse and continuing my abuser job.
    Not a nice thought so i ended my self abuse.

    Kate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Hi Amanda,
    I used to self harm in the past.
    Once i started to love myself it became easy to quit.
    I realize i was perpuating the abuse and continuing my abuser job.
    Not a nice thought so i ended my self abuse.

    Kate
    i use to self harm my self allso.

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    Have the same problem, and yes it's really scary and the scars stay forever. A first would be to try to find an alternative method that is less dangerous. The next step would be finding a therapist and trying to find a way to replace this behaviour with something non-harmful that can give the same relief.

    All the best, and be careful, desinfect properly. >:<

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    hello,

    i used to self-harm. i don't anymore. unfortunately i have some alters (i'm did) that self-harm...i'm working on stopping this behavior.

    what iris wrote is totally right. h*rting one's self is just perpetuating the ab*ser's ab*se.

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    I love hugs, and just knowing people are there. I also love to give those.
    I am still self-harming, and am also looking for ways to quit.

    I know the feeling of being out of control. I scare not only myself, but my family.

    There are so many triggers that I want to know how to deal with and avoid.

    I don't want to do it anymore either.

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    hey

    its good u dnt want to do it.
    1st u should try see if u can talk to a doctor/ur GP bout wot ur doing
    then see if u have a close friend/fam to confide in for support
    ask for a therapist of group therapy from doctor.
    holding ice is good instead of cutting or slappin elastic band against wrist (these dnt work all the time)
    theres a start but u shud seek help from a professional
    take care

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    I hate that im a self harmer

    I dread the day my son asks me why im scarred :(

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    i cannot totally relate as i dnt have a child but i have a lil sister and i worry the day when she'll ask questions.
    its hard but sometimes children are more receptive than u think.
    just take things one day at a time as they come

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    in 46 and have been cutting since i was 18 how do i stop

    Im 46 and have been cutting since i was 18 will i ever stop

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