Is it really bad that I want to self-harm? I did so a few months ago, making small cuts to my wrists. It resulted in barely any blood.
I don’t want anyone to see the marks, and I know you will probably tell me to find a support group or tell me to stop, but I can’t.
I’ve been thinking of cutting in places that can’t be seen when I’m down to my underwear.
What do you think?
Well, clearly I’m not going to say it’s OK – because it’s not. You have to look at the underlying reasons why you want to self-harm and those reasons are never ever positive.
You must be hurting for some reason and perhaps rather than facing up to it, you think self-harm will help to distract you or that it will give you some kind of release. But then what? You need an ongoing and long-term plan to deal with what you’re feeling.
These days there’s a lot of good help (start with harmless.org.uk) so, even though you say you’re not interested, please look at the options and read the information.
Counselling would really help you to find out what those underlying reasons are so you can begin to deal with them.
And please try to confide in someone close too.
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