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Should I have counselling?

My doctor advised me to get counselling from my school and I think it would help but I'm to scared. What should I do?

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Advice from your family doctor?

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Hi Millyr

If your GP has advised you then I would do it , counselling is very helpful , & if you dont try it you will never no if it could help you

I can understand you feeling scared , but counselling is more talking than anything & they have heard everything before & is such a relief , if you are scared about asking remember they must have counselling in school for a reason , & thats because there is a demand for it & more than you must be getting help

I hope you give it a try , you have nothing to loose , if you do let us no how it goes

Love

whywhy

xxx

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Thanks for both of your answers! Really helps:)

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Its a pleasure , keep talking look forward to hearing how you go on

Love

whywhy

xxx

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Go for it. What have you got to lose?

Bev x

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Personal My eldest has had counselling in school and with CAMS, school counselling I suggest she said help bit. Early this year she starting to self harm and urge was getting strong. So we had mature chat about it and I suggest going to GP which suit her better. I think you have trying each opinion pick one which suit your need no else. Good luck

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Counselling to very help for anyone with any situation because help client to filter out things which the counsellor will help you to sort out your emotions and find way of deal with them.

A counsellor suggest dairy, it could word, picture or just your thoughts.

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You can always have a go and see if it something you'd like to continue. I wish i had councelling available at school, x years on i still feel like writing them a letter to demand an explanation as to their complete lack of support with anything, and to explain how they ruined my life. Take back control, if there is support open to you take it, and see how it goes. If you decide its not for you thats ok too. Best of luck x

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Worrying what might happen if you go and see the counsellor is normal, but avoiding it might contribute towards you getting into a cycle of avaidance which gives your problems more control over you rather then the other way round.

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Yes, I agree/

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Self harm is serious mental health problem as I have teenager and neice have suffered with it and still recovered.

My daughter does it because low self worth and few things. I still do not understand how it work but not attraction attention.

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Hi Jobrisley, I agree with you about the self harm and not the Münchausen syndrome school of thought. The pain that you must be in to harm yourself is not something to be written off as attention seeking. Sometimes people do it because it is the only way that they can feel something.

Secondly, when you cut yourself, it releases endorphins - an opioid chemical similar to heroin and induces pleasant feelings which act to reduce tension and emotional distress

Sometimes people self harm without telling anyone, or cover it up.

If you look at all the people who are depressed or have an eating disorder and neglect themselves, neglect is classed as abuse, but you wouldn't say that people who are abusing themselves in that way are doing it for attention, and if you do then you don't know what you're talking about. Thirdly, if services thought that self harm is for attention, then it wouldn't have become a common practice to show people how to do it safely.

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I understand all different reasons why people self harm and all kind of self abuse from cut, poisons oneself obvious list can go on.

Suppose if teenager discovered friend self harm website on net and decide to try it, it could suggest that fad.

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Sorry for hi jack thread.

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