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I've just started Self Harming and want to stop!
I'm 14 (15 next week) and on saturday (3 days ago) my parents were really getting me down. They always get very angry with me and insult me. I have very low confidence and they made my confidence literally go to zero by doubting me and saying the way I'm going I won't do well in GCSEs when I'm already so stressed. I did not know how to deal with the only people who don't doubt or judge me doing exactly that. In my room I was very upset and distressed and hated myself. I tried to help it by self harming. I cut my wrist and arms. I felt better and thought that would be the end of it but I wanted to cut deeper. I tried and later I realised that as I had to hide my arm all the time, especially in PE when we have to wear short sleeves. I started cutting my thighs and pelvis. In principle I wanted the day to be a one off but cutting is like a vicious circle. Every time something upset me I cut another line in my thigh. Last night I was Reading online about how to stope self harming. I really want to stop and I would really appreciate some tips on how to. Ever since I first cut Ive felt low and depressed, and detached from family and friends. I really want this to have just been a short episode in my life, as i feel sick about myself and don't want the scars as a constant reminder. I have already had suicidal thoughts and this is spiralling out of control. Please help before it's too late, because I feel like it already is. Thanks xxx