How do you stop yourself from self harming?


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2010-07-19 11:32:28
2010-07-19 11:32:28

Get help from a professional..That's the best way. You can try to do other things when you feel you may hurt yourself to keep your mind off of whatever is causing you to do this...like running, working out, writing go outside, paint, ride a bike, bake a cake, go for a walk with your iPod, sit by the lake, draw what you see in the park. ..etc.

It's very difficult, you just need a lot of support and lots of things to take your mind off it.

If nothing seems to help see a psychiatrist.

Great support lines:



1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)


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You can place a rubber band on your wrist and when you get the urge to self harm pull it so it snaps against your skin.

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No. Self respect is clearly respecting yourself, being kind to yourself, loving yourself and taking care of yourself. Self esteem is how you feel about yourself. For example: if you have low self esteem you don't really think you're pretty or attractive, you might not dress very nicely and you think you're ugly. You can have no self esteem but still have self respect by not harming yourself, etc...

Yes it is. Im not sure why but many people become addicted to self harm as if it were a drug or alchohal.

Yes, a doctor can contact your parents if you are self harming yourself in Northern Ireland.

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yes. drawing blood just means your harming to a higher extent

Give them a stress ball or get them to puch a pillow make him/her pretend that its someone they really hate.

well, without telling ANYONE might be hard but in general, if you already know you have to stop, and want to stop, that is the first step. but try slowly weaning yourself off of it, using a rubber band, and generally distracting yourself when you feel the need. you never know, you might acquire a new skill, and save your life :)

Any form of self-destructing act is not only harmful to the inflicter but it effects anyone who may care about them. Therefore, your parents may feel as though this self harming may be resulting from bad parenting or that they are concerned simply for your well-being and therefore it upsets them when you are causing physical and even mental harm to yourself as it is difficult for a parent to see this destructive act and may just want it to stop as soon as possible.

A vaccine can stop a person from catching a disease because when you have a vaccination, it injects dead cells of that disease and therefore you body has made antibodies to defend yourself if you do catch it. it does not stop you from catching it 100% because you could still catch it but there is little chance of it harming you or harming you as much. x

You don't. I have. You don't before any check ups or at all. Please. It just gets worse. Stop now. I can't but try please.

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please do not try to stop yourself from growing honey. you are beautiful just the way you are. i am full grown and not very tall. i would give anything to be tall. growing is glood as natjural. you cannot stlop growing without harming yourself, and if you do, you may not be able to walk when you get older or u will have bone problems. be comfterable in your skin, be the best you can be, and everyone is beautiful in their own way!

if you have no fight in stopping to harm yourself then you should get help. tell your parents or friend who you know will help you get through it. eventually you should talk about the way you feel with a therapist or a counselor to see if they can help you get past it... Good Luck (:

Just stop. Stop. That is all, stop. Stop. Stop now! Stop!!

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....you stop self-spanking yourself.... The act of spanking yourself is somewhat rooted in the human mind as being 'ridiculous', so there is very little one can do.

You should never stop seeking knowledge about yourself. That's what life is all about. Learning and living.

I think it would just depend on the person. When did a person start self-harming them-self

You don't. Starving yourself is a form of self-harm, and it is your parents' responsibility to prevent you from hurting yourself. Hopefully you will learn that starvation is harming your body permanently. There are much better and healthier ways to lose weight, if that is your goal.

Yes, mutilating yourself and others is a severe self-harm just like addiction. You can seek professional advice from the counselors to stop it for good.

When you over use it making it go from protecting yourself to harming yourself.

That is a mater of simply not doing it it is up to you to disiplin your self to do or not to do things. However masturbation is good for you and there is no reason to stop.

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