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Self harm isn't bad enough?

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GinaLou

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Jan 20, 2018
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I feel ridiculous saying this but I have an issue with self harm and, despite the usual reasons of discomfort talking about it, I also struggle talking to people about it because I don't think it is bad enough?
I am aware that hurting myself is bad and indication that there is an issue but I feel as though my injuries are nowhere near as bad as others and therefore my self harm won't be viewed as a real or major issue? Like because I am not severely hurting myself or necessarily hurting myself enough to leave clear scars, people will think I don't really have a problem/don't really mean it/an just doing it for attention?
It makes it hard for me to take the step to ask for help even though I feel I need it?
 
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Cazcat

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You sound a lot like I was, I finally got help when the urges were getting very difficult to resist. It took my a few goes but eventually I told my CPN and he was great about it, really helpful.
 
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Aw3092

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Jan 14, 2018
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I've felt like this before too. Truth is there is no magic level of severity that legitimizes self harm it's just something our mind constructs. I would definitely ask for help with your self harm. No matter how severe it is you deserve help.
 
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Made4Match

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Jan 24, 2018
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I’m so proud of you for reaching out to an online community and sharing that you’re struggling with self-harm. It can be so difficult to admit to ourselves that things aren’t okay or the way we’d like them to be. Asking for help can sometimes be the most challenging thing to do. Regardless of what others may say or not say, think or not think; it sounds like you’re realizing this is becoming a problem and are looking for some resources. Do you have a family member, a friend, teacher, or a pastor that you feel you could start this conversation with? Being able to sit down with someone you trust and care about as well as being able to share the things going on in your life can be so helpful sometimes!
 
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