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First post in 3 years - Advice welcomed

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OJ1990

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Hey, I write this post as my second entry on here since i joined & posted in 2015. Having reread my post from 2015.. much is still the same.

I am still scared to talk to anyone as I fear I become a number in public statistics and labeled as someone who has mental health issues.

Over the past 3 years 2 of my close friends have been diagnosed with depression & anxiety. Both of which (as i see) far more severe than I feel.

But yesterday evening was a turning point for me. It was the first time I have decided to hurt myself. I wake up this morning with injuries on my wrist. While they weren't deep and didn't cause me any harm. I am stuck asking myself.. Why did I do it?

I am currently back home for the Christmas period.. so have to hide them from my Family and friends as i don't want to be asked question or have to answer questions as to why I have done this or what I thought I would gain from it.


I am worried this will leave scares on my arms & that I may do it again because yesterday evening I had a sense of relief from the pain it caused.

Any advice or help is welcomed.

Thanks
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Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

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:welcome: I want to share with you that I knew a woman who self harmed for many years. She went to a therapist who specializes in this form of expression/this form of escapism. The therapist helped her and even gave her helpful books.

You can nip this in the bud because you have just started doing it. PLease get help right away to stop this before you end up with years of scars, both physical and emotional.
 
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