hi um so i think i'm hurting myself. my boyfriend dumped me and my parents got divorced so i got really upset. the next thing i know i got scratch marks on my arms, i started self harming. can somebody help me?
Last edited by libragirl98; 04-05-2011 at 08:12 AM.
dear libragirl98. Hi, I replied to you some months ago. Right now you are going thru alot of strss, ie: parents divorcing and ex boyfriend and this is the way (wrong way) of dealing with your emotioms by self harm. Try talking to your parents about any concerns. They divorce because of themselves -NOT YOU! Your'e young and boyfriends will come and go till you find the right one. Also keep a journal of your feelings or write yourself a letter then throw it away. DO NOT self harm yourself. I've done it for 30 years and you don't want to look like me! Keep us posted because we cars. Take care of yourself! Dee088
see.... thats extreme. You dont need to do that. Doesnt solve anything okay? What you need to do is move on. Make friends and enjoy life. If you hear the story of some of us in Africa then you'd be glad you still have your life. Though I understand how tough it is but laugh over it cause in the future you'd still look back and smile to the fact that you scratched yourself cos of life challenges. Its an unfair world men and its cool you are here saying your mind. It helps!
Hi, This is something that will hopefully pass in your case, before it becomes an addiction. Read about it, try researching some self help tips on the web. I hope you can stop! Good luck and we are all here for you!
It can be caused by being nervous along with deppresion. When i used to get deppressed i would grab my arms and squeeze myself cause it was almost a physical pain. Sometimes it would cause myself to hurt myself because of squeezing so hard. Being nervous can also cause you to do things that you don`t notice till it`s done. It basically starts to be a habit. Like when i get nervous in crowds when i`m doing skits i sometimes laugh after everything i say and i don`t notice it. It may be a nervous thing along with the depression. If you start doing it deliberatly then you might want to get help. Till then remember the things that were happening around you when you started to do it. Then maybe you can pin point the times it happens and can try to stop it. Good luck you can do it.