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Old 08-15-12, 04:26 PM   #1
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I have had these feelings for a while now and I'm struggling.
I keep feeling this sense of pressure and it feels like it needs to be released. I keep having images of harming myself for relief, I have been containing the urge to do so but now it's getting harder. I have been to the doctors recently and they are sending me to a clinic to see a psychiatrist but I need to talk to someone now to help me through this..
Shall I talk to my parents that my depression is getting worse so I feel like this?
Do I go to my GP?
What do would you suggest because I am starting to worry now

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Old 08-15-12, 04:38 PM   #2
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Shall I talk to my parents that my depression is getting worse so I feel like this?

If you are comfortable talking to your parents about it, and believe they will supportive to you, then by all means USE THEM!

Do I go to my GP?

Your GP is there to be used if you need the help, that's what theyre trained for =]


In terms of fighting the urges to self harm, there are several things you can try (some work more on certain people than others).

I've got a big sheet of stuff to do, ill just type out the less ridiculous ones. It's all about distraction

- You could use an elastic band, wrap it around your wrist or arm tightly, flick it onto the skin.
- Coloring in. Now this may sound ridiculous, but if you do find a pattern to colour in and keep sitting there concentrating on it, youll find that youll be colouring until the urge passes (hopefully).
- Grab something really cold, like ice. Squeeze it, put it somewhere sensitive etc.
- Set times for yourself not to self harm, i.e. give yourself a goal of 10 minutes, then another goal and so on.



Just a few tips


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Old 08-15-12, 05:17 PM   #3
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And also bear in mind self harming can very addictive, so once you start you might not want, or be able to stop.
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Old 08-15-12, 06:09 PM   #4
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And also bear in mind self harming can very addictive, so once you start you might not want, or be able to stop.
I agree, if you've never self harmed before, now is definitely not the time to start. If I could go back, I wouldn't have started. And yes, talk to your parents, see your gp. You need help to get through this. I kept everything bottled up for years and it left me a mess. Please get yourself help before it is too late.
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