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Resisting the urge to self harm

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ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 26-Aug-16 02:07:32

Sorry another thread from me blush

I haven't self harmed in a long time and I don't want to start again. U have been feeling really stressed lately and keep getting urges to pick up a razor and cut myself.

I keep trying to focus on my breathing to calm myself down because I know I will regret it if I cut but I feel like I need to hurt myself sad

Is there a way to take my mind off this? Or something I can do instead of self harm?

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 26-Aug-16 02:08:56

I have been getting stressed, not u.

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 02:12:13

Sorry you're feeling like this. What normally works for you? Would calling the Samaritans help?

Have you got a car? You could go to a 24hour supermarket and walk around (this was a friend's favourite distraction method). Dvd's/Netflix/bad tv? Start a provocative thread about parent and child parking spaces and watch the bunfight? <looks around nervously for Mnhq watching>

NotAMamaYet Fri 26-Aug-16 02:14:53

I get this.

After almost two full years of no self harm I've done it three times in the last month which is really disappointing..

I find that just getting out the house and walking round the block works. Stick in some headphones. Go make a snack. Do something normal.

I was surprised at how much less stressed or whatever it was I was feeling I felt in the immediacy afterwards but hated myself the next day

You can do it

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Sat 27-Aug-16 00:30:34

Well I resisted the urge which I am relieved about as I know I would be regretting it now if I had done it.

Sometimes I get the urge so bad and I don't know how to distract myself.

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