Hello guys. Foremost, some of you may find this a bit triggering as I talk about self-harm.
Recently went to my assessment of my eating disorder and they suggested that I may have bulimia non-purging subtype but I will find out next Monday for sure. They said they may put me on the waiting list for therapy, however, I self-harm - I pinch, punch myself and bite myself. Apparently, this interferes with treatment and I need to deal with self-harming before my eating disorder and for this reason, treatment may be delayed. The earliest I will receive treatment in March and so for it to be delayed further is already ages. They told me if I stopped self-harming that they would reconsider delaying treatment. They suggested I could draw instead or something - but essentially offered me no help. I don't know what to do. I have stopped like the clinical psychologist told me to but I feel like it helps and I haven't developed a coping strategy yet so it's resulting in all these angry and anxious feelings building up. Does anyone relate or have any suggestions that have helped?
Thanks for reading.