Re: hi im new slightly triggering
Hey Elizabeth! Welcome to the board, I really hope you find the support you need here and learn some new ways of dealing with your issues.
It's important to find out what is triggering your SI and eliminate as much of it as possible. It's also important that you find something else to pull you through those moments when you feel you have no one to talk to, no other options and you can't find support at that moment to push you through it. I exercise and meditate and do my best to think about the future, what will happen if I were to do it, what could happen, how I will feel later on and what kind of help is it really going to give me in the long run.
Those things are not always going to help everyone and I have learned that once you get too used to one method it can stop working for you so it's important to switch up and discover what can really get through to you.
Also when I am feeling really awful, I try to get up and do something for myself, something that makes me feel good about myself. Even when I really don't want to do it, I force myself and in the end I am so happy that I did it. Things like; taking a long, hot, relaxing shower, giving myself a facial, doing my make-up, dressing up nice, doing my hair, painting my finger nails and toe nails... Stuff like that.
Yes, it is important to do things like find a person to talk to that can really understand or even find a Therapist and write things down, your feelings, your problems. But, what is really going to pull you through those times and help you deal with your problems are things that you have to find in yourself.
It's also important to know that, yes it is very hard to overcome this BUT it does get better and it DOES get easier.
Good Luck hun!