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Help with Self-Harm Urges

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I really want to self harm right now

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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

Hey @redhead i thought i'd make a thread for you so we can all talk a bit more Smiley Happy

 

I know self-harm urges are a pretty big challenge for you, so lets see if we can help you through thisSmiley Happy

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed?

 

Or are the urges coming from somewhere else?

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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

@Ben-RO I'm stressed with uni and life in general.
I don't know where the urges are coming from. I feel like I just have to do it.
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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

Uni sure can be pretty stressful, as can life! Can we all talk through how to manage that distress? Or right now do you need to do things while you wait for the urge to pass?

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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

The urge won't pass unless I act on it.
ATM I'm trying to go for a walk but I'm pretty sure of where it will end up tho

I also tried my case manager who won't be able to get back to me today
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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

@redhead I don't really have much usefu ladvice rn, so I am just going to say that like you, unless I act on an urge it won't go away and I often don't feel like people understand that, so I am here if you wanna chat. I would also say that to at least get through the next little while try and do something you don't have to think about and sort of go in to "brain numbing" mode. Smiley Happy
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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

@Nat8 that's such a lovely supportive message for @redhead

@redhead A walk is a pretty awesome start, do you have any other alternatives to SH? I don't know if you saw the chat I was having with another member about stretching as a form of "safe" SH as weird as it sounds. Anything that works for you that's sorta similar?

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@Bree-ROit's only really the truth. I usually find it easier to at least know that someone understands

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@Nat8thanks.

I ended up self harming pretty badly and had to get medical attention. 
I'm on my way home from hospital but I don't know how I'm going to get through the rest of the night tbh.

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Re: Help with Self-Harm Urges

@redhead I am sorry to hear, well done on getting to ED. Also did a small edit due to graphic stuff, but I understand that's probably not the forefront of your mind right now. Do you think you would be keen to do something restful tonight?

 

What about starting a star wars thread on ro? I have a TONNE to learn about it.

Or watching some low key television? 

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