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Old 07-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hey. Ive been cutting for three years now and been to the hospital twice for slitting my wrists. I need help recovering. I'm not going into the details of why i am, because i dont want to bring everyone else into my personal situation. But anyone got any tips on how i can recover. I have three shrinks already. 1 for depression, another for anger management, and another for bipolar disorder.

 
Old 07-23-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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in my expierience it helps to have someone to help you through this, especially if its accompanied by other disorders we have something over here that is called a community phsychiatric nurse who has helped me a lot i am not sure if you have any community teams where you are but it helps to see the same person and build up a relationship with them
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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Re: Cutting

Embo,
I think I know how you feel...I just got out of a 4 day stay in the lovely psych word for a suicide attempt. I've been cutting on and off since I was 13. I also have BiPolar disorder with severe BiPolar Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and tons of medical problems. My BiPolar has been in full swing for the last 6 months, and my self injurious behavior has been on overload, and I just can't seem to stop or get control of it. But I keep trying, I also have 2 psych docs, a Psychiatrist, and a Psycholgist and take enough meds to kill a horse. So I guess all I can say is good luck, and know that you're not alone.

 
Old 07-24-2008, 04:20 AM   #4
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hi i know this is a bit off topic but what is the difference between a phycoligist and a phychiatrist if thats ho you say it?. i have been told to see both my my teachers at school but i havent got a clue why so i thght may as well ask.

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Old 07-24-2008, 06:45 AM   #5
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thanks kmit. i have PTSD as well. just didnt mention it because i dont know. but ive done the whole stay thing too. yet mine was for a month and a half at a mental hospital called holly hill. but thanks for being here for me everyone!


Oh, and a side note, my name is Emmett. My nickname is Embo. Just thought i would let you know.

 
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Autumn,

A Psychiatrist is also an M.D. and has Neurological training, as such they are able to dispense meds. A psychologist is usually a Ph.D and basically does therapy, such as talk therapy as well as different modalities. I see my psychiatrist for medication management every 2 weeks, I see my psychologist twice a week for therapy. Hope this is what you're looking for by way of an explanation.

 
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Re: Cutting

Emmett,

I guess being able to talk about this stuff with someone else who actually lives with it every day does help some.

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Old 07-24-2008, 11:37 AM   #8
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*edited* But i agree with what you said. it does help, it makes me feel like i can talk to someone and they completely understand me besides my shrinks

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Old 07-25-2008, 04:54 AM   #9
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Hey. Ive been cutting for three years now and I'm not going into the details of why i am, because i dont want to bring everyone else into my personal situation.
Hello embo715,

It seems that you have an idea of what triggers you towards self injury.

I am not asking you to share it here but have you at least discussed it(in depth) with your doctors?

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thanks loads i dont take any medication for depression or anything i take it for other things so i dont think i will be seeing them for that i think its about behaviour and anger, i was just wandering because i do sh but i see the nurse for that. I am no being rude but whats a shrink.

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Old 07-25-2008, 05:37 PM   #11
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Re: Cutting

Pheonix,

I have discusted very few details of why I'm cutting, because it makes me feel a little bit akword to discust full detail with them. I dont know why, but I want to fix that as well.

 
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Autumn,

American's tend to refer to any pschological doctors in general as shrinks, meaning that when you go to them for therapy they take "stuff" out of your head, thus shrinking it.

 
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Pheonix,

I have discusted very few details of why I'm cutting, because it makes me feel a little bit akword to discust full detail with them. I dont know why, but I want to fix that as well.
Embo,

Rome wasn't built in a day.

Hopefully(with time) you will be able to reveal more.

Positivity is the key here.

Take care.

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Old 07-26-2008, 03:38 AM   #14
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Re: Cutting

ohhh thanks right i get it know just thought id ask because it has been coming up alot.

 
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Re: Cutting

i know how you feel i talk with the nurses every monday at school and we usually talk about other things like family and how i feel, and at times she will ask hows the cutting going and are you still doing it and i close down and refuse to talk for the remaining time because i feel really uncomfortable and awkward but i do want to talk about it i just cant.

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