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I have been sexually abused, fighting with depression, heartbreak, anxiety, and ptsd one day at a time. Im trying to stay clean from my addiction: cutting

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Hey there girlie. I am so sorry to hear you’ve been through all of that. I have been through all of that as well. I’ve never been a cutter, but I have been addicted to taking the pain away whether it be with drugs, alcohol, or sex. We are all here for you. I’m so glad you’ve come to this site. We are a very supportive group of people all going through similar things. Keeping fighting the good fight. We are all here fighting with you. Stay strong. xo

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I'll try to stay strong XP

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Hi Hannahallison. I'm so sorry to hear you have had this terrible experience. It's such a hard thing to come to terms with. I myself have had some similar experiences and I think one of the things that really goes deep is the sense of shame it creates in a person. I once watched this TED talk on the matter by Brené Brown. Have you seen it? If not, here's a link if you want to watch it. ted.com/talks/brene_brown_l...

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thank you

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😃x

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❤much thanks

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I just watched it again myself! The vulnerability one is good too. ted.com/talks/brene_brown_o...

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I'm so sorry to hear what you've been through. You're stronger than you know. We're here for you and you have many wonderful and supportive people to talk to.

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thank you anonygirl

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Hey hannaallison101 so glad you shared with us. I actually pick my scalp so bad that it bleeds. I understand the addiction with wanting to just feel “something “ and I guess we like pain.

We have to think of our bodies as something to nurture and take care of. Our minds might be torturous at times but it’s not fair to punish our bodies. I’ve been trying to stop picking. I think of myself taking care of this little girl inside of me. She doesn’t deserve this pain.

I know it’s hard but be gentle on yourself. Try distracting your compulsion to cut by writing about it, definitely talking on here and going for walks.

You’re in my thoughts 🤗

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thank you i dont deserve people like you

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You deserve everything good in this life. And I am not one you should ever not think you deserve. I’m a mess! Trust me. I have been suffering from everything for 20 years. I just watch my sister treat her body so well and I think we all should be trying to do that. You deserve to do the same and so much more!

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no i dont

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What is the one thing that would make you believe you deserve goodness?

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Oh yes you do! 😚

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how?

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How do you deserve people chatting to you like we are chatting to you here? Well, clearly you have had some bad experiences and like any human being would, you need some love and support to help you get through it Hannahallison.

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That's the whole thing with depression, it deludes you into believing that you are 'unworthy' of love, care or attention. But you are.

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Hi! I'm so sorry to hear your pain!!! I've been sexually and emotionally abused for many years and I know the pain and trauma!!! It's hell hell hell!

I have anxiety depression and PTSD..

Hugs hugs hugs hugs!!!

Be strong! We're all here for you!!!!

You can reach out to anyone or to me directly if want at any time!!

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Did you paint that picture?

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