self harm/ depression???

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I have been feeling really low/sad since Monday last week and I cut on Wednesday I feel no better. I'm just laying down on my bed crying. Today around 2pm I could not get out of bed I was so sad and I just sat there staring at the ceiling while tears flowing down my cheek.

I'm mentally exhausted of everything, I'm battling so many things; self-harm, depression, anxiety and my inner demons EVERYDAY.

Something happened that I'm really worried about, I cut my lower half of my leg and it was bleeding profusely, then I put a plaster on it, then I checked it this morning and it's gone white? Is this just the first layer of the skin being taken off? Is this normal? Or an infection? Please help !!

Thank you.

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    Hi, please make an appointment to see your GP.  I would advise that you go to the Doctors Surgery sooner rather than later, even if it means that you need to sit and wait for a bit to see a Doctor.  You may also want to ask your GP about support services that are available to, he/she should be able to refer you on to get some additional help. It may also be helpful if you ask for the contact number for your local crisis team; I would advise saving that number into your mobile phone.  You will then have someone to ring instead of cutting yourself.

    The Samaritans would also be a good number to have - you could ring them when you are feeling low and need to talk to someone.

    But please, go and see your GP.

    Best wishes

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    If you are still bleeding you need to visit A and E, if the colour of the limb is changing colour the same thing applies

    Cannot tell what is happening on here, you will need to make a decision and have it checked over

    Phone HEALTHUNLOCKED on Tel 111 They will advise you on your cuts

    BOB

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    I agree with all the other replies xx u need to seek help from gp with regards to yr feelings, and mental health. As with the leg, u should be seen just to check at the least u have no infection. Etc.. as to ur username, you are somebody. Who nds some care & understanding. Share on here but see the gp / hosp with reg to your leg & the emotional trauma u are in can be helped. Xxx u can get better im not great ryt now but know i will.... hopefully soon. Like u xx

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    Hi Ian?..

    Please, get some help in the morning, make an appointment with your GP and tell him / her just how very low you are feeling..you do need help now...

    If you feel the urge to harm yourself you can now go to ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPT at your local hospital..explain the

    Problem as they now have a private room to go to immediately, to wait to have a consultation with a specialist..( psychiatrist )

    You need help now lovey, you are obviously very unhappy, and sad...

    MY daughter self harmed..she cut both arms from the wrist up to the elbows...she had scars, which she was so unhappy about ...she has recently had both arms covered in tattoo's

    Flowers and leaves ect, they do look very nice..and for the FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS. ...she had exposed her arms,..it can get worse, you may cut too deep, or cut a vein...so please, please see your GP today, open up to him openly, and honestly, you can get better but, please for your safety, get help now...you can also go to A AND E...you are now put in a private room, tell them you are harming and it is getting worse...you cannot ignore this, or just hope that it will improve, you need specialised help...if your parents no know, ask them to go with you. So you will not be so nervous...

    I truly, truly hope that you can stop this....very, very, big, warm and sincere hugs and best wishes to you always...xxxx

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    Self-harm is purposeful injury or harmto oneself. Some people self-harm as a way of dealing with very difficult thoughts and feelings that they can't cope with in more positive ways. Self harm can also be a suicidal act although not everyone who self-harms is suicidal.

    Having a good cry is the natural way to get rid of built up stress hormones and get feelings out. Experiment with different ways to express feelings when they seem to be building up inside, to see what works for you.? Keeping a diary can be a useful habit for getting feelings ‘out’.  Just write it all down without censorship, then close it and put it away.  Or it might be helpful to do something symbolic like writing it all down then scribbling it out or tearing it up.? Vigorous activity or exercise can be another helpful way to get rid of pent up feelings.

    Make a list of activities that you can use to distract yourself. Trying to be with other people is particularly effective.

    Knowing what kinds of situations are particularly risky for you can help you plan to reduce the risks. For example, it is harder to manage your feelings effectively when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Go easy on these if you are aware that you are feeling less stable. 

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