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How do I stop?

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Kat132

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I tried self harming once and I didn't even notice how one time became 5 then 10 and so on. After I do it I immediately panic and start disinfecting the wounds and putting aloe on them and promising myself I will stop but I don't even notice how I just go ahead and try to self harm again, as soon as I feel depressed. No one knows and I don't want anyone to know that's why I take care of the wounds so quickly. I take caution to make sure the scars are well hidden. I want to stop but I can't, it's like a messed up addiction. What should I do? The more I self harm the more depressed I become. I'm off my meds( I used to be on Zoloft but they made me really spaced out and I couldn't concentrate in class) so I can't just take them for a week and gradually stop.
I tried getting rid of the implements but I know where my mom keeps the spare ones( she needed them once and bought a pack)
Thank you for your time.
 
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Unique1

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:welcome: to the forum.
I'm glad you have found us here.

You really need to reach out and seek some support to help. Its good you have come here to the forum.it's a great start in reaching out.

You mention you have stopped your medication, was it your GP provided them, could you not go back and explain, and ask for a different one to help. Some times it takes time to get the right medication.

Don't give up asking for help things can improve. I would urge you to seek some support you deserve to feel better.
In the meantime we are here and I hope it helps you to come here and voice how you feel and what is happening.

Unique xx
 
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Hi and welcome.

Self harming can become really addictive it becomes a way of coping with upset or stress.

Like any addiction it can be broken! It takes time and practice using techniques (have a look at some of the sticky notes at the top of this forum) but you can reduce your self harm!

Keep talking big hugs
fox
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You need to speak to someone at school like a nurse if you have one there, or a trusted staff member. Or you need to see your doctor. I think in order to stop, you need to find out why you are doing it, work through that and then find alternative ways to deal with your feelings.

Can you talk to your mum or is she part of the cause for your self-harming?
 
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