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Addie

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I have been in and out of therapy for self harm in the past.. I was hospitalized quite frequently in my teenage years for misinterpretation of my self harm.. I was in therapy and was honestly trying to use it properly ( i do want to be better). However, every time they would ask me if i felt like i wanted to hurt myself, i would say yes and they would tell my family that i was suicidal again and would send me to the hospital. It got to the point where my family would not come visit my as 'punishment' for me wanting to harm myself. I had been self harming for years and it was just a natural process for me. I was wondering if anyone else had or has been facing the same discrimination.

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Hi Addie
Its hard for family to understand as they dont self harm. They want you to stop and cant think of any way other than not visiting i guess.
Have you challenged why you self harm? Do you know your triggers?
Therapy is good but yes they can be a bit twitchy when you mention suicidal thoughts! Im lucky my therapist understands that i have suicidal idealisation and the chance of me acting on it at the moment is slim. So he lets me be.
Talking really does help, there are plenty of members around here that understand self harm.
Please try to be kind to yourself
Hugs
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Do you mean that they thought you were suicidal and not just self harming ?? The professionals should know the difference.

They have specialized counselors who help with self harming. They have specialized counselors who deal in eating disorders. They have specialized counselors who deal in hoarding. They have specialized counselors for all kinds of problems.

I knew a woman who had a self harm work book that gave her a lot of help.
 
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Addie

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Thanks for the feedback!
It was a few years ago since I was in that cycle. Since then I really have very little family. I found that most of them were more toxic to me than helpful. The small family I do have is of better quality than anything I've ever experienced, so there's that. ��

As far as my triggers go, there are many, as my moods seem to chance every few minutes. Something that would bother me one day doesent matter the next. I'm about 8 mos 'clean from elf harming now too. I have just experienced many people with BPD getting the same discrimination as I have. And it is hard to find good mental health providers that don't seem tho judge or just want to dope me up again. I'm glad you've found people that help!

Thanks a bunch!
Addie.
 
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