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Old 03-30-2005, 11:49 PM #21
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Yes I agree It is not just kids who cut. I am 47 and have been cutting since I was 15. I agree it is wrong and not fair we have to struggle in this way....but it is not just a young peoples struggle.
Glad your here, I am new too and I am finding a lot of help and support here sure you will too.
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Thank you for this board. Just reading what other have posted has really helped me to see that I'm not alone in my struggles. <font color="pink"> </font>
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This is my first time here. . .I'm a a cutter. It is good to find a place where I can say that sort of out loud. I'm not sure what else to say.
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Welcome Gracey. Hope you feel comfortable soon in talking and posting freely.
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Don't know what the 'trigger' item is or does but guess it must be something to do with not getting into graphic detail about one's S/H acts. Someone pls advise. I'm getting deeper into depression and within this is the absolute NEED to S/H in order to cope with internal feelings and punish myself for being evil and having this need to hurt myself. My family also don't understand any of my mental health concerns and I have stopped trying to get thro' to them. Any way I am 47 and have been a S/H since age19,so what do i really expect of my family, myself or anyone else. It is my problem but SOMETIMES I wish it wasn't.
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Welcome to psych central, vortex. I hope that you find help here. There are lots of great people, and sometimes you just need to know that you're not alone and someone understands.

The trigger icon is one of the post icons (that appear in the message headings), like the book or note, or you can do a smiley, etc. Under "Post Icon" (drop-down menu) it is listed as "trig." I'll put one on this post just to show you what it looks like. Or let me know if you need help with it or forget, because I can go back in and add it later (or any of the mods for this forum).

It's best to avoid getting into graphic detail, as that can "trigger" people, or affect their feelings in a way that they are more likely to act out, or just have feelings that are hard to deal with. Sometimes you might need to discuss some subjects that someone might find triggering. There is no way we can avoid ever triggering each other in a forum like this. So, if you think that what you write might affect someone like that (particularly if it's about strong feelings, details, abuse, etc.), then it helps to use the trigger icon as a warning for people to know what they are getting into before they read the post. They can either be prepared for it, or not read it if they don't feel safe.

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i s/h for yrs and then stopped for the last 8yrs but now the urge to do so is as strong as ever. i am in a vicious circle i am ashamed of my scars on my arms and will never wear short sleeves, i find this real difficult in hotweather. people comment on it. i reply i dont like to catch the sun.
i am so afraid that i am going to let these urges take over, what can i do
i am trying so hard to survive just feel like i am losing a battle
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whoamI, I also used to S/H and have stopped for the last seven years..I too am incredibly ashamed of my scars..I wear a jacket to my work, I work for a law firm..I am afraid my boss will comment on it and fire me or something..I have had strong urges from time to time as well...as well as the flashbacks and even nightmares..I just keep myself focused on the fact that Ive come THIS far..SEVEN YEARS!! That is no small feat for a self injurer..every day is a struggle as you know..as we all know..I believe, unfortunately it will be a lifetime struggle for us all..but one that will ease as we learn to love ourselves more..and deal with our pain in the way that is best for us..self harm excluded. I work out now..I run till I can't run anymore..Get on my horse and ride..I even clean my house..LOL..whatever I have to do..to keep my mind occupied..and to keep myself busy..until the urges pass..and for now..this has been working. I haven't cut in seven years and God willing..I wont cut today either..If you ever need to talk..(((Hugs to you)))) Hang in there.. You have come so far..should you fall..you have friends to help pick you back up should you need it, but here's praying for another day!!!!
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Hi I'm new here and I have I am 35 years old and I engage in self injurous behaviors. I have since I was 12 years old. I am so ashamed of telling people about it. I do have a therapist and he is great, but sometimes in therapy I will do something to self harm and I don't know if he just ignores it or doesn't care because he says nothing about it. I want to stop this behavior, but I have not found any coping skills that work for me. Help me please.
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Are you SIing during sessions, or just letting him know about it. Many therapists won't pay a lot of attention specifically to SI because they don't want to encourage more of it (reinforce it), and because SI is a symptom, not a main issue. As you address your feelings and the reasons that you need to SI, it should get easier to stop.

You might also want to read through some of the other threads here. Sometimes you can find something that helps you in the discussions that have already taken place. Welcome to PC. Welcome to the self injury room I hope that we are able to help you here. Don't hesitate to jump right in and start your own threads so that it is easier for people to reply directly to you. If you need help, you can always PM me.

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