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Old 04-08-14, 07:11 PM   #1
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I started self-harming awhile ago, stupidly I was very bad at hiding it, and at one point I did tell someone but instead of actually helping they sent me to this annoying counsellor who i didn't want to see (I'd already tried) and then to make it worse, they pretty much blackmailed me into going to the counsellor by saying they'd tell my parents (which would mean the end of the world) if I didn't go and stop doing it! So I had to stop it on my arms and hide it much much better so it didn't make me stop and then I made a deal with them saying I'd stopped and I was all better (dont think this person actually gives a damn anyway) so then I didn't have to go to the crappy counsellor but I can't get help without telling my parents or something but anyway i don't think some counsellor or whatever would help and now I don't know what to do >.<
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Old 04-08-14, 11:27 PM   #2
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Getting help is very difficult. But, I've got to say that if you are hurting yourself, you need to get some help. Starting in my early teen years, I was forced into therapy by my parents. I remained angry with them for it for a very long time. However, it was the only way they knew how to help me. It could be that this person you told about your self-harm didn't know how else to help you. Mental illness is something that a lot of people don't understand. A therapist's job is to try to help us with our struggles and understand our specific issues. If this particular counselor was not being helpful, if you have the means, it might be worth it to try a different counselor. Not every counselor-patient relationship is effective. But some can be if you can give it a chance.

It took me 8+ years, three therapists, three nurses, two psychiatrists, and multiple combinations of six different medications to get my depression and anxiety under control. I'm at a point in my life now where I can manage it pretty well. I think the main reason it took so long to get to this point is because I opposed my own treatment for so long. Once I accepted it and really tried, things started to improve.

The point is, it might be valuable to try to work with a professional to try to get this under control. They can give you techniques and strategies to try to curb your self harm and address what might be at the root of it. You don't have much to lose, but everything to gain in doing this.

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Old 04-09-14, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thanks :3 It's just I have no idea how to go about this, I've almost stopped and just kinda hoping I'll get better in time at the moment, after all i couldn't get "help" without telling my parents and that is something I could never do.
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