It Seems Hopless

I began cutting around 15 but self injuring before that I later realized. I'm not 19 and have stopped off and on, my longest was 9 months. I have a wonderful boyfriend who loves me for me and loving mother who tries to understand why I do what I do. I  have been in residentials and hospitals, but i still feel sad and empty. People say things about my scares and it only makes me want to cut more. I'm just looking for support in trying to stop forever. 
confused22091 confused22091
18-21
1 Response Jul 12, 2010

I am the same. Well it'd be wierd if I was the same but I can relate.<br />
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Its not about stopping. Your going to have these urges and needs anyway. Its about finding a different way of channeling those urges. Don't try and stop just try and do something different.<br />
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I've been cutting for two years and I've never managed to stop more than a few weeks. I've had counselling and all I got from it was that I had to find a safe way of doing it. I'm not crazy and neither are you.<br />
Think of it like this, everyone else probably has something that helps them in the same way. Boxers, Athletes, Singers they all do something that helps them. A friend of mine just dances and thats all she does, then she's fine again. But it could so easily be cutting herself. <br />
Self harm is just publicised because its associated with suicide and death. Its just a coping strategy.