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sabrinaa_lee

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I'm so disappointed in myself. I self harmed for the first time in nearly a year and I don't think I'll ever maintain recovery. Lately my urges have been so much stronger (which is part of the reason that I joined this forum last week), and even though I've claimed to be recovered I feel so done with trying to get better. No matter what coping mechanisms I use, I feel like I'll always go back to self harming. I'm scared that my parents will find out and be disappointed in me as well. Feeling hopeless.
 
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If you are using will power to overcome the urges then you may fail as willpower isn't a very strong source of over coming something. Imagination is more powerful so maybe you could think of ways to use it to over come them better.

Have you heard of Mindfulness? If done properly it can really help with the urges.

How do I start practicing mindfulness? | Mental Health Forum is a start with this but you need a proper trainer to do it regularly with and learn to use it daily. Just a thought
 
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Meet me in the dark

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Hi Sabrinaa... I also relapsed recently for the first time in six months and I begin to wonder if it ever ends :( Know we're all here for you & don't want you to hurt yourself. I'm grateful for you and the kind words you've shared with me and others. If you ever want someone to talk to just message me! I promise I mean that & I won't think you're weird for reaching out :p Life will get better <3 Don't give up just yet.
 
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