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Tips for NSSI?


I find myself wanting to self harm more and more. Nothing else helps me cope when the depression becomes so overwhelming. Anyone else on here do this and have successful ways to avoid it when it just becomes unbearable? I've tried the ice, the red marker thing, drawing instead of but none of it works. I don't like doing this to myself but sometimes the need for relief is more important to me then not adding to the scars.

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Engaging in activities like skateboarding, karate etc can help because there is pain, accomplishment, and a way to channel any energy involved.

I'm sorry your having such a battle.

Do you take any meds? Maybe you could try one that helps with addiction? Have you tried the snapping of a rubber band? I wish I had something more helpful to add but I am stuggling with this myself.

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