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Really want to self harm, need that release

soulsearcher

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I have a slam man, it's like a punch bag, when you get pent up urges take them out on the slam man and release that energy, it makes you feel better
Yea I've seen those but physically I just can't do it
 
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Could you volunteer at an animal shelter? It is very therapeutic. You help the dogs and cats and in return they help you.
I'd love to but being on crutches and with the leg/feet problems I have I can't do it
 
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Please don't! Send me a message if you want.
Hi, it's sounds like you have pent up emotions and this is leading to anxiety, can you hit something like a pillow? to get this energy out
 
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I've tried but she's not having it
Ok totally different suggestion then...
Could you try some sort of art? Even if just drawing or coloring. Can help to keep your hands busy... stop your hands doing harm by keeping them busy.
 
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Ok totally different suggestion then...
Could you try some sort of art? Even if just drawing or coloring. Can help to keep your hands busy... stop your hands doing harm by keeping them busy.
Not into art but into rap and rapping
 
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Not into art but into rap and rapping
Anything you can do that is a distraction is positive. You need to distract yourself from your harmful urges till the urge passes. Try different distractions to find what works best for you.
 
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Anything you can do that is a distraction is positive. You need to distract yourself from your harmful urges till the urge passes. Try different distractions to find what works best for you.
Yea I'll try too

You ever self harmed? If you don't mind me asking
 
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I have but not for a long time. I understand it can release tension, but it doesn't help in the long run... it is self destructive.
Sorry to hear that you've also struggled with it

Your right it is self destructive

Last time I self harmed was about Jan/Feb time before I went into hospital in march
 
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It is really good that you have not self-harmed for several months now. You should be really proud of yourself. Please keep up the good work because eventually you will get to the point where you don't even feel any urge to harm yourself!
 
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It is really good that you have not self-harmed for several months now. You should be really proud of yourself. Please keep up the good work because eventually you will get to the point where you don't even feel any urge to harm yourself!
Yea will take time but I'm going to try stay self harm free for as long as possible God willing
 
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