You need to talk to someone. Handling everything alone isn’t healthy. Speak with a parent, or an adult you trust. You don’t have to go through this alone. It may seem difficult but talking out your problems and getting help is what you need to do. We wish you the best of luck. You can do this.
I’m sorry your mom is like that, it must be tough. But I would just like to say that I am so proud of you for wanting to stop.
The first thing I would recommend is to try to recognize that feeling of wanting/needing to self harm right before you do it. Recognizing that feeling first can help you shift perspectives a bit. Once you’re able to recognize it, try to analyze the situation (which I know is difficult to do sometimes) and try to calm down. Find something to channel it all into, like painting or writing, anything works really. And if necessary go to someone (if you can) and tell them that you don’t feel safe or that you need a distraction if you don’t feel like you’re able to do it yourself. I hope this helps a bit anon, and good luck. ♡
Being a senior in high school is a lot of work. So is being in mock trial. But on the bright side, my team made it to state. Also, I have been self injury free for quite some time. I can’t even exactly remember the last time I did it.
I also recently turned 18 and awhile back I worked on a project with the university of Melbourne to redefine the guidelines of helping someone who suffers from non-suicidal self-injury. Just that much closer to living the dream guys!
Anyways, that’s about it for the little personal update, I’m going to try to get more involved again with this blog. I’m also thinking about making a few changes to possibly make it more positive and perhaps make a few links to help pages etc. when I have the time.
Could you possibly wear tights underneath? I don’t know where you are located, but if you live in the US, you could just use the excuse that you were cold and wanted some extra layering. Or maybe that you were in a hurry to change and didn’t take off your leggings. I hope that helps a bit.
a friendly tip: if you feel the urge to self harm get an ice cube and hold it in your hand for a while. it relieves the compulsion in a less destructive way. therapists have used this with their patients and i have tried it myself it works pretty well
Okay wow this is now my favourite post on Tumblr. Signal boost into infinity.
My mom’s a therapist and she recommends this to people all the time
we’re so proud of you! see everyone, you CAN do this. just believe in yourself. you’re stronger than you give yourself credit for.
Thank you, we love you too!
Hush little baby, don’t you cry.
Don’t cut your arms, don’t cut your thighs.
Put down that razor, put down that light.
It might be hard but you’ll win this fight <3