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Self harm

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MushroomMama Wed 03-Feb-16 18:34:40

I've self harmed since I was 13 I managed to get into recovery after my ds was born. I was very unwell in my late teens which included a fair few suicide attempts and two inpatient stays in secure units.

I've recently started self harming again after 6 years in recovery. I feel so angry,lost and terrified. I don't know what the trigger has been I've had a rough year due to poorly behaved parent and family issues. But managed to cope well through it.

I feel so lost and alone. Dh hasn't a clue we don't dtd anymore so he never sees me naked. Even so I know how to hide them.

I don't want to go to the doctors because I'm terrified they'll make me go back into hospital again and frankly it would bankrupt us as we have no childcare.

Has anyone be able to get back into recovery without anti ds or therapy?

Marchate Wed 03-Feb-16 19:38:12

Sorry to hijack your thread. I wish I could suggest something to help. My daughter self harms. I've suspected for a while but now I know

I hope you can find a way to look after yourself. I can understand you not telling close family

Broken1Girl Wed 03-Feb-16 19:55:30

flowers Another self-harmer here.

No-one will make you go into hospital. Mental health services are so under-resourced they aren't admitting people who have attempted suicide and are begging for admission. It won't happen. I'm saying that to reassure you.

Please go to your GP. Yes they will probably offer you medication and therapy (most likely counselling/ CBT).
I get the feeling you need someone to talk to. It's difficult to stop self-harming if you don't address the underlying reasons iyswim.

MushroomMama Thu 04-Feb-16 08:49:36

I do I've spoken a little about it with my friend who I trust enough to tell the bare bones of the situation too. I've had alot of therapy but it only works so far I feel like I'm going to be stuck with this forever. My gp is not great he asked if I was in a motor cycle game because I have tattoos!. I know I need to talk to someone neutral though. flowers broken I wouldn't wish this on anyone

marchate flowers it's really tough there's some great resources online you can access to help your daughter it's really tough but recovery is possible

Marchate Thu 04-Feb-16 11:21:16

Thank you. I hope you manage through the present difficulties xx

MushroomMama Thu 04-Feb-16 13:26:57

Thank you

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