Re: Any Advice!
Hi Izzy, welcome to the Boards. I'm Kat. I have BiPolar w/severe suicidal depression and have been cutting for 30 years along with a past that includes several suicide attempts. The urge to cut doesn't really go away, you can learn techniques to help control it, but it's kind of always there under the surface, your mind knowing that if you're in pain, scared, hurting that the quick fix is always there. But it is possible to learn to "tamp" it down and learn other ways to deal with your inner demons and emotions. There are drugs that can help and therapy really is a good bet, there's an awful lot that a good therapist can teach you. That's what I would reccomend. If you don't have the funds to pay a private therapist, or insurance, you can contact your local social services office and find out what type of public services your town offers.