- Jun 4, 2020
I've had a problem with self-harming on and off for a few years now. I've never really addressed it in any depth, and the once or twice I've mentioned it to a therapist I was just told I have to find other coping methods. Which works fine, until it doesn't. Eventually, I always seem to end up back at a place where the coping methods that are usually my favorites (listening to music, doing puzzles, exercising until I'm exhausted, etc.) just don't feel like enough any more. Sometimes I hold out, but other times I just can't seem to make myself feel better and I self-harm again. I'm in a fairly bad life situation right now and I'm not sure how much I trust myself. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this and/or found ways to cope that actually make urges to self-harm go away.