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Old 11-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #1
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I don't know who to turn to

Hi - this is my first post I was looking around to find some support because I don't know who else to discuss this with, without ending back in hospital. Anyway, I have a history of escalating serious self-injury which, on my last attempt, required plastic surgery. I have also suffered from severe depression. I haven't done SI for a couple of months now, and although I am feeling better than i have in the past, I really, really want to SI. I don't understand where this is coming from and I know that if I do, it would be a big worry medically. I am fantasizing about it... I know it's sick, but what do I do? I have learnt many strategies to stop, but they are not enough. My psychologist raised her eyebrows when I told her and simply said, "In your case that would not be a good idea", but I am tormented by it. I won't be seeing a psychiatrist for another 4 weeks as I am a new patient of his and he has been on leave etc. Please help! I was forced into hospital before, but I really just want support and to talk about it. Can someone please help? I can't find any decent self-help articles, that would help me to understand this beast. Thanks for listening!

 
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Hello,

I think the urge to self-injure can from a wanting to feel better and to cope with whatever unpleasant feelings you're dealing with. It doesn't sound like your psychologist is very helpful or understanding with the nature of self-injury.

What has helped me cope with the urge to self-injure is learning to be easier on myself and finding the right medication to treat my depression. What has also helped me is acknowledging to myself I can feel better with resorting to self-injury and that self-injury is only a very temporary solution to what may be a long-term problem.

I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any questions or would just like to talk, feel free to ask.

 
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