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Old 28-12-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Support: Reasons to not self harm

This isn't a list I put together myself. I found it and decided to share it. SOURCE

  • I don’t want scars

  • It hurts other people

  • It makes me feel guilty and a failure

  • It is not natural to hurt yourself deliberately

  • It doesn’t solve anything

  • It adds to your problems

  • It is damaging

  • I am strong enough not to do it

  • Once I am over it I can help others with better empathy

  • It has run its course and I’m not going back now

  • Cutting triggers memories of other bad times when I have cut

  • I have better things to do with my time (e.g. eat chocolate)

  • My fight will give strength to others who are struggling

  • It doesn’t serve a purpose anymore

  • I don’t like the awkward questions

  • It makes me hate myself

  • I don’t deserve to be hurt

  • I can give myself rewards for not cutting

  • I don’t want all my memories of my teenage years to be about cutting

  • I don’t like the feeling the next morning when you remember what you’ve done

  • Because it hurts!

  • I must tackle the problem rather than avoid it

  • I don’t like having to wear long sleeves

  • The feelings that “I want to cut” are short urges that pass

  • I am a beautiful person inside and out

  • Self harm doesn’t heal the pain it only delays it

  • I am hurting enough as it is

  • I do not deserve to feel guilty any longer

  • My life is worth everything

  • Think of how long I have gone without cutting

  • Every minute I don’t cut I am succeeding

  • I might blunt the knife

  • It is messy!

  • I am worth more than that

  • I hate having to break the news to people that I have cut and seeing people’s disappointment

  • I am strong. I can and will get through this

  • Self harm is the same as any other addiction - the longer I go the easier it will get

  • If I can get through this I can get through anything

  • What I’m going through is horrible but it’s only a short period of my life

  • It is not a weakness to ask for help

  • Gradually I will learn to recognise my triggers and understand myself better

  • You’d never want your friends to cut so stop being a hypocrite!

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Old 28-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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Very good list, thanxs for sharing

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Old 28-12-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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thank you for posting this, and sharing it with us.

take care xxx

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there is still always hope.”

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Old 28-12-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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Thankyou lovvie <3

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Old 28-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
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That's a great list. Thank for sharing. xx

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Old 29-12-2008, 12:57 AM   #6
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thats a good idea, thanks x

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Old 29-12-2008, 01:30 AM   #7
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Self harm doesn’t heal the pain it only delays it

My favourite one.
I agree with most, just not a couple.
Still really good though.

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Old 29-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing. =]
I really needed that right now.

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All I wanna do is stamp you out

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Old 29-12-2008, 08:53 PM   #9
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs you*

we are the fallen
we are the wounded
we are the shattered
we are the unheard
we are the brave
we are the strong
we are Survivors.
we are the future
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Old 29-12-2008, 09:00 PM   #10
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love this list... wrote one for myself a while back thats pretty similar to this... and over time kept finding more reasons to put on it

will add this one though: I might blunt the knife

made me smile lol

well done and keep fighting

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33 you’re on your way, Every day's a new day...
15 there's still time for you, Time to buy and time to choose
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Old 29-12-2008, 09:30 PM   #11

Great list

Thanks for sharing it xx

Old 29-12-2008, 10:05 PM   #12
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Good List hunni xxopxoxoxoxox

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Old 29-12-2008, 10:13 PM   #13
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This is great <3

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Old 29-12-2008, 10:17 PM   #14
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Great list! My reason for stopping self-harming is that although it helps me in the short run, in the long run it reinforces the belief that it's okay to take things out on myself, that I'm not worth any better, which I don't want to do anymore.

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #15
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thanks for the list :)
it's great! i made one similar a long time ago, but it only had a few points on and i deleted it from my computer

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #16
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Nice list :D I should copy it and put on my wall as a reminder :)

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Old 16-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #17
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Thanks for that. Just read it through and it calmed me down.
Just had a bath. Don't like it when I have razors near.

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Old 16-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #18
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thank you!!! needed to see this =)


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Old 16-02-2009, 11:18 PM   #19
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Thats really cool. The most helpful for me is Self harm doesn't heal the pain it only deleys it.


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Old 17-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #20
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Haha. All very true xx


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