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I don't know why I self harm

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Katie Harrison 5793

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I've been self harming for about 6 months now and I haven't told a single person about it. I feel so alone. I just wish that I knew why I do it. I don't think I have depression or anxiety, I just feel empty and isolated all the time. I always self harm when I feel the most empty and it somehow brings me back to reality and I feel better. Is this normal?
I just wish there was someone I could talk to about this in person but I'm too scared as I know my family would be upset with me and I'm not ready for my friends to see me in a different way.
I just wish I could feel emotions again...
 
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simonr1978

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I've been self harming for about 6 months now and I haven't told a single person about it. I feel so alone. I just wish that I knew why I do it. I don't think I have depression or anxiety, I just feel empty and isolated all the time.
I can relate to this. I've been told repeatedly by numerous medical professionals that I probably have depression though I've never been formally diagnosed. I've never really felt depressed though, but I acknowledged fairly recently that it might just be because I have no other benchmark to work from and maybe my "Normal" is other people's "Depressed"

I always self harm when I feel the most empty and it somehow brings me back to reality and I feel better. Is this normal?
We wouldn't do it if it didn't in some way make us feel better.

I just wish there was someone I could talk to about this in person but I'm too scared as I know my family would be upset with me and I'm not ready for my friends to see me in a different way.
I just wish I could feel emotions again...
In all honesty, I find the anonymity of the internet helps. I find it very difficult to open up person to person, but faced with a message from a pseudonym on the internet I can talk to them far more openly than I ever could on a face to face basis. You're never likely to meet these people or recognise them if you do, unless you chose to do so.

I've exchanged private messages with some truly amazing people thanks to this forum.
 
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