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Coping mechanisms

  • Thread starter Sadbutgettingbetter
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Mar 24, 2020
My depressions been extremely active lately and it has caused me to start using self harm as a coping mechanism again. Im so disappointed in myself for allowing it to have power over me like it used to in my early teens. I need to develop healthier coping mechanisms.. let me know if you guys have any suggestions that work for you
Thank you x


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Dec 17, 2018
California, US
It's awfully hard not to fall back on target behaviors and maladaptive coping mechanisms when we're living in a time of upheaval and fear. You're not alone in this.

If you have tried replacing self harm with another practice to release distress and it isn't working at all, have you tried harm reduction?


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Apr 15, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about your struggle. Try to keep hope up! :hug: If you sit down and plan to release stress in another way, you will make it (reinforce the new way). Don't feel ashamed for this backlash. Try to congratulate yourself every time you are able to use your "new way".
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