Depression and self harm

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I don't know if I should take myself to the doctors right now. I have relapsed once again with self harming. I just can't seem to go any longer than 3 weeks without doing so anymore. Today, not so long ago, I relapsed and have self harmed. All I can think of is doing it all the time, I feel I need to, to take the pain away. It feels like the only thing I have to help me get through it all. I just know that lately, especially today these self harm thoughts are getting worse and I know I'm already carrying them out but soon enough, I know I'll end up cutting even deeper and in places where will cause harm. What should I do?

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    Yes please do you can go to a&e if you need to but please seek help
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    I have pmd you
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    Jodie...Do to your doctor,perhaps he might be able to refer you somewhere to see a therapist,who may help you with this issue?Emotional pain is terrible at times.....but it sounds like it is dealing with you when it is you who should be dealing with IT.Hope am not being outspkoken.Are you on any medication?Perhaps if you aren't taking anything,it may be worth considering...Be kind to yourself x x
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    As someone who has been a chronic self harmer from the age of 13 onwards (I'm 22) I feel your pain and can totally relate.

    You need to learn coping methods and distraction techniques.

    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/self-harm%20distractions%20and%20alternatives%20final.pdf

    The above link has great methods for coping with self-harm.

    The next thing to do while you're learning to keep distracted and to cope is to get in touch with your GP and have them refer you to psychology. I won't lie, it took me 3 months to get referred to a psychologist (it might be different where you are according to how much demand their is for this service) but the wait was worth it. Be firm with your GP and be honest with how bad your self-harm is. The more honest you are, the more likely you'll be taken more seriously.

    Have a look at the distractions and please try not to hurt yourself further as you could end up in A&E.

    Good luck and stay safe.

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      Thank you for your advice, its nice to have the support from everyone on here.

      I have had counselling, CBT and seen a psychiatrist in the past. Now, because of my age, I have had to change over to the Adult services and due to having a bad experience whilst using the teen/adolescent services, my GP referred me as a new patient. Therefore I'm having to go through counselling again which is just not helping whatsoever. So I feel a little lost in what I should do.

      I do try and distract myself but a lot of the time lately, it just doesn't seem to work no matter how hard I try.

      Thank you x

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    acctually i have some problem too, sometimes i do selfharm too. but not that worse.

    i m far away from home now, and i dont really have many friends. But i have some hobby, and i drownning myself with my hobby. reading and watching movie prevent me from selfharm. and its really help me....

    do you have hobby jodie22541?

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      Yes, I have a few hobbies. I do try to distract myself and thoughts by doing them but lately it just doesn't seem to work. I'm sorry to hear that you self harm too, stay safe x
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      then, how about pet?

      do you have a pet?

      my bestfriends say that maybe it will help to built up my spirit, but because of my job i prefer hobby than have pet, because i dont think i have enough time to take care of it...

      thanks. you too, be safe and be strong kay...cheesygrin

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