I'm sorry but I have gone through many many suggested ways of replacing sh and there is nothing that is effective, because nothing feels or gives the feeling of release that self harming does, elastic bands, sucking lemons, having baths/showers to take time out, nothing gets through that need, that overwhelming need to feel pain and see the aftermath. The pain to me is a help but the aftermath is my true vice, the pain is release. I have had so may treatments to keep me alive it's unreal and it's got to the stage where hospital staff treat me like shit because they see me as wasting NHS time, not to mention resources and perhaps I do, perhaps I am a waist of time. I've been told that alcoholics, drug abusers and self harmers should pay for their care as it's self inflicted. I await trouble as it ALWAYS returns. I've been a self harmer for 32 years and after that many years of counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and many other professionals no one as ever changed things, and I've not succeeded either.
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