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*Trigger Warning* I need help

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Can someone help convince me not to self harm? I've been clean for a few months and have a very strong urge to cut right now and I really don't want to relapse but at the same time I really want to cut still,

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Honey you can beat this, keep replacing that urge with a louder voice that's saying "I could if I wanted to BUT I don't want to". You also could do with diversions, get out distract those urges by doing something, be somewhere you can't, swimming, running, painting? Keep thinking of what you personally do like, try and be with others if possible, I know in the next town where I live they have a drop in centre for mental health and these places are popping up everywhere, make an appointment with your health care providers and ask what is available in your area and try not to dismiss them until you have tried the different things they recommend. It's a difficult journey, but it's never an impossible one whilst your still trying. My heart goes out to you, stay strong. Love and hugs xxx


Hello Seeingstars,

You are obviously going through a really difficult time right now, and we take everything you say very seriously. I would urge you to talk about your situation with your doctor or mental health professional e.g. CPN or psychiatrist, so they can help you through this.

I know you have found the folks here are very supportive and empathic in this community, many of whom will have felt as you do. Thank you ladeda for such a helpful response in supporting this lass.

However, please bear in mind that this is an anonymous community and that we take seriously everything you say. I am concerned for your personal safety as your situation right now looks serious and has been escalating for some time now. The anonymous advice in this acute situation can make things worse, not better, and can also be a risk to other members of the community who may themselves be feeling quite vulnerable. Thank you for putting the trigger warning in your post heading. This forum is no substitute for professional medical advice, no matter how well-meaning.

Please hold on and do not give up hope. If there is no one at hand you can contact our international crisis support helpline: healthunlocked.com/mental-h...

Alternatively, if you live in the UK:

The Samaritans Tel: 116 123 [24 hours line]

NHS: 999 [Emergencies]

NHS 111 [Non-Emergencies]

SANEline Tel: 0300 304 7000 [4.30pm - 10.30pm daily] www. sane.org.uk/

MIND UK charity: Helpline Tel: 0300 123 3393 info@mind.org.uk Text: 86463

Self-harm: mind.org.uk/information-sup...

Also, MIND has a link to:

Life Signs on First Aid for Self-injury and harm, to keep yourself safe and administer first aid to yourself:


NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) NHS Guidelines on the management of self-harmers nice.org.uk/guidance/cg16

NHS Choices Self-harming: www. nhs.uk/conditions/self-inju...

Your life is valuable and important. We are listening and care about you.

Please stay safe and take care,

Best wishes,

MAS Nurse


You should be living life to your best. Mediation may help - mindful mediation or getting yourself Stress Less Cards from amazon - you imagine holiday scene and other relaxing imagery


It's not as easy as buying things from Amazon. This is the purpose of this group. For support and help.??


How do u feel about explaining a bit about yourself. As I would listen. X


You know what you could try? If you're feeling the desire for pain, you could find a way to feel pain without being self destructive. You could get piercings and tattoos from a good shop. Or if you're due for a medical shot then go ahead and get that done. Or you can donate blood if you used sterilized tools when you were cutting. If not then you would probably need to wait. Good luck!


I urgently recommend that you seek Chiropractic care, as the issue you are dealing with is moderated exclusively by the nervous system, and that is HIGHLY responsive to good Chiropractic care. If you do not know where to get care, perhaps this might help (they will usually see patients of any age):



The most important thing you need to do is talk to your GP and explain your need to cut.

You need to be able to talk out your concerns with someone who understands these problems. MAS Nurse has explained and given you various organisations you can call.

You also need to understand why and how you came to wish to cut, then with help you will find you will hopefully control your problem



I dont exactly know what you are thinking at the moment, for myself I put sharp things inside me because I want my feelings and thoughts to come out, I learned to cut back but I still do it and I always do it where no one will see it, rapid meds dont help, talking to people just slows it down, sad to say it but I will not do it if I am around people and I hate being around people, so then my feelings turns away from cutting myself/pricking.

Self control, dont let others control you!!!


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