• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

self harm

  1. C

    Update...Lots has happened

    Hiya, quite a bit has happened to me in the last two weeks or so. I'll start with last Sunday- Sally told me that I had to harm myself in a certain way. So on Monday I did so and ended up in hospital- got lots of blood tests etc. I was discharged on Tuesday after speaking with the mental health...
  2. A

    I haven't done this in ten years.

    So, hello everybody... I used to be a big big part of a self harm forum where i made a lot a lot of friends but it ended up closing. I don't remember the name of it but i chose the same username here as i did back then just in case anyone recognizes me. I hope not. (though i can't believe it's...
  3. tragicpink

    update - kicked out /tw self harm

    hey guys, long time no see. I haven't written in awhile and i figured this would be a good place to let my thoughts out. I was just kicked out of my house. I can't tell if it's because of my bpd and the way i act because of it OR if my parent's are actually the worst. Or something. Essentially...
  4. Sadkittygirl1928

    My psychologist thinks I'm bipolar

    I don't know how to cope. I have become physically violent, I don't respond well to medication it is what made me have my first ever manic episode and violent behaviors. when I came off meds everything seemed fine and then the other day I self-harmed and hit my boyfriend in rage. I also have OCD...
  5. T

    Self harm urges

    I was diagnosed bipolar II as an adolescent and have been attending therapy/psychiatry on and off since around age 7. I'm fairly easy to provoke based on my mental state (obviously?) But for some reason when Im provoked and just mentally exhausted from a long day I get violently overwhelming...
  6. I

    Misconceptions of Depression in Media

    Wrong, all wrong, The media has it wrong. It’s not romantic, it’s not poetic, And God forbid don’t say it’s quirky. It’s not tear-filled kisses. It’s not tight embraces under pretty bedsheets. It’s not rainy days, Or turned backs, Or hands clasped together in mutual understanding. No knight...
  7. whiteflags330

    Cold Turkey

    I had to go cold turkey from my meds because my doctor won't fill my scripts until I see psychiatrist and I've been having self harming and other bad thoughts. I have grounding techniques and usually too tired to do anything, but it's constantly on my mind since I stopped my meds and alcohol...
  8. F

    Calling the Crisis Team and what do they do?

    I went to the GP yesterday to talk about my anxiety medication. My previous medication gave me unwanted side effects of self harm and suicidal thoughts. We changed back to one I have been on in the past and although the number and urgency of the thoughts decreased, I did start to self harm in...
  9. Z

    My BPD ruins everything.

    Because I can not control my emotions I’ve lost jobs, relationships, even family members and friends are pulling away from me. I feel like I have no one and nothing. I just don’t know how to cope other than harming myself. It’s the only thing that helps but I want to stop. Any suggestions from...
  10. daffy

    Should I tell my CPN

    Hi there have not been on the forum for a long time as I’ve been stable for a number of years but have just kept on browsing. Sorry for the long post. However 18 months ago my lovely partner died from cancer. I was on quetiapine duloxitine and mitazipine and I felt nothing. My body was totally...
  11. C

    Feel lonely, abandoned, empty, etc...

    I have never been to a therapist so I don't know if my issues are because of more than just depression/anxiety but lately things have been getting worse and worse. I'm prescribed Prozac but it doesn't do much. My "best" friend (she's really the only person I talk to outside my boyfriend) has...
  12. F

    First Post - First time admitting self harm

    I am struggling with self harm. In retrospect, I think I have always self harmed, just in a milder, non traditional format. And I have done this because I don't like myself or I want to hurt myself in someway. Now I am 34, almost 35. I have progressed to a more traditional form of self harm...
  13. K

    Feel so lost

    It's been a while. But I've hit yet another brick wall. All I want to do is self-harm. I've already hurt my arms and legs. Really don't know what to do for the best anymore :(
  14. X

    What if you don't want to quit?

    I've spent a lot of time thinking about this and trying to talk it over with my therapist, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere. Everytime I bring up my self harm with my therapist she talks about "reasons not to" and everytime I can only come up with reasons that have to do with other people...
  15. midnightphoenix

    Are we safe to post on here?

    Is anyone going to harm us on this forum? :cry:
  16. L

    Intense obsessive fears/paranoia about somehow hurting someone

    Hi, I've been dealing with bad OCD recently to do with an intense irrational fear that I will somehow become violent towards someone. It rationally makes no sense, as I have no desire to do this - although I definitely don't express anger/negative emotions in a healthy way and it gets bottled...
  17. tragicpink

    i thought i was getting better

    i stopped having panic attacks during sex but tonight i read a text post on the internet about sex and completely lost it. i don't know what to do. it's making my self harm worse too
  18. G

    Self harm scars in professional work place

    Hi, this question may have been asked already - Im sorry. I am a well respected sports coach working with kids ages 6 onwards. I am going to start working as a mental health professional. Is it inappropriate for my scars from self harm to be visible in these setting?
  19. R

    Fighting so hard

    I want to self harm so badly fighting in off do not know how long I can hold off I hate this feeling Have not self harmed in a long time :unsure:
  20. qwerty1234

    I bait people into getting mad at me

    I was scolded a lot by my father and put down a lot by my mother and it is some sort of self harm, anxiety pattern. Then at least I know what is going on.