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Telling somebody about self-harm

Iuris

Iuris

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Hi, my diagnosis is not that serious but I'm so stressed that the only thing that works is self harming. I'm worried about myself but I'm so scared to tell my psychiatrist or therapist. I also have suicidal thoughts and with that i think i can be placed in psychiatrist hospital (I'm from Poland). I don't know how i can tell them and i always get too nervous to say that. Do you have any advice?
 
midnightphoenix

midnightphoenix

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self harms is a slippery slope, i would be as honest with the doctors as you can :hug:

maybe write down what you want to tell them so they can read it? :hug:
 
Catty5

Catty5

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Hello

I’m in the US. I’ve been working at “mental health” for many years (off work due to this depression)😭.
Self harm is pretty common in our work. You’re not alone. Many people are like you. Why is it so scary to tell a therapist? Sorry I have no knowledge about your mental health cate system.
 
Zackthemaniac

Zackthemaniac

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You need to tell therapist so they can help you. I agree if you feel like you cant say words. Write note or show them if its somewhere easy to see.
 
Iuris

Iuris

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To be honest I don't know how it exactly works in Poland but I read on the internet that self harm and being suicidal is a recommendation to put someone in hospital but since i don't have depression I don't know how it works 🤔 I would like to avoid being in hospital since they don't have good opinion in Poland. But i feel that i need to tell it... Maybe its a good idea to write it,thanks all 😁
 
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sadgirl

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I agree with writing it down especially if you cant say it I'd write down all that you've told us and you've taken the first step by telling us I wouldn't worry doctors have heard it all before
 
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