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nicole94 04-09-2010 10:39 PM

no. i have only got vodka, and i want it, but it makes me sick neat.

taz35 04-09-2010 10:43 PM

*hugs Mark* Thanks. I hope you sleep well tonight <33 And good job on not having a drink! You can keep it up :D

*hugs Claire* Thanks... and I hope your mind unmingles itself soon <3

*hugs Lia* I'm glad you're doing alright!

*hugs Nicole* You can always put water with it. It covers the taste of the vodka quite nicely. Even better, put water and then a lemon wedge if you have one :)

*hugs Lindsay* Thanks :) Fingers crossed the crisis team contacts you soon <3

*hugs Jill* Ick, sorry to hear hun :( I've had that feeling too, it's awful. I'm glad you still posted though, which means you didn't step in front of them :)

nicole94 04-09-2010 10:49 PM

*hugs taz* thanks, i might try that, i dont think i have nay lemon, but i will have a look, im hoping drinking will stop me from ODing or self harming even more :(

The One Who 04-09-2010 11:00 PM

*hugs Nicole*

Lindsay, my dad isn't well, and I don't really know how to cope. I'm not good at this stuff. Now I'm sitting in tears trying not to cut. I'm just totally lost.

nicole94 04-09-2010 11:06 PM

*hugs claire* please try not to cut hun, im sorry your dad isnt well.
im not drinking now, i need a clear head if im ever gonna talk some sense into my friend. :'(

Scarletdreamer 04-09-2010 11:28 PM

*huggles everyone*

Sorry I've not been about this afternoon/evening, been sleeping wayyy too much - and guess what? - I'm still tired. :( Hate this. Whatever it is. Just got back from a walk and it was freezing outside, plus it was raining... thankfully Jarrod thought to bring along his umbrella. Ugh. I hate walking in cold rain. :( It should've woken me up a bit but no go, now I just want to curl up under warm covers even more. :-/

As far as the family stuff goes... it all has to do with how I view how private family matters should be kept and how the rest of my family views that matter. I think that while there are some things that ought to be kept secret... ummm... some stuff, like my sister "leaking" the SA stuff to my parents, well, I think it's okay if I write that in my LJ. It's my space after all. And so is here. Even with a lot of people reading it that my parents don't know. But my sister/parents think that I should've kept it more "hush hush" and not given the personal details that I did (like who did it). Ugh. Family matters bite. I wrote more about it in my r/v if anyone cares to take a look. :'(

My head hurts. Jarrod thinks it's because I'm not eating near enough even though I'm on a meal plan and following it to a T. I don't know. I guess that could be it - the tiredness and the headache (almost constant). Blah. I don't know. EDs are so dumb. :'(

*hides where no one can find her and cries softly*

nicole94 04-09-2010 11:35 PM

*throws things around the ward and screams*


Scarletdreamer 04-09-2010 11:49 PM

*cuddles Nicole* Shh, sweetie, calm down a bit if you can. What's exactly happened? You aren't an idiot, and you oughtn't put all of the blame on yourself for your friend's wellbeing... if she's in such a bad state she should call a helpline or go to the hospital or something like that, she oughtn't expect someone who is still recovering to know all of the "right" things to say or to be able to keep her safe. Does that make any sense? I hope so. And SI is really, really tough to be rid of. It's taken me several tries to get through to being rid of it, and I still get urges. I'm sure that Kahlia and Hels could tell you the same thing that I just did, that it's awfully hard to quit self injuring. So please, hon, try not to beat yourself up over that. I do understand how frustrating it can be to keep self injuring and not being able to stop, because I was there just a few months ago... but... please, don't be angry at yourself about it, because that anger is counterproductive. *extra special strengthening hugs*

And this is something that all of us should remember: "there's no such thing as perfect people, there's no such thing as a perfect life..." (from "Perfect People" by Natalie Grant, can look it up on YouTube if you like but it's a Christian song so I didn't want to offend anyone by posting it). It's hard for me to remember sometimes/a lot of the time, so I thought I'd remind all of us. Sorry if that is out of place or something along those lines.

*cuddles all*

nicole94 04-09-2010 11:58 PM

*huggles april and tidies up the ward* i know i shouldnt be like that about me self harm, im so much better than i used to be and have come a long way, its just hard that i havent got it under control yet :( my friend......i dont know whats happening :( shes gone offline after saying she was going for a walk. to a bridge about 5 miles from her house, and she doesnt know if shes gonna come back...i dont know where she lives so i cant call the police, i cant help her :'(

Scarletdreamer 05-09-2010 12:17 AM

Honey, if anything does happen to your friend - and I hope and pray that it won't - please try not to blame yourself. There's nothing really that you can do when someone's suicidal and you don't know where s/he lives or any personal details, really. I've had moments like that, and have just had to move on. I mean, the person about which I'm speaking... that was about 4-6 years ago and I'm still not sure if she's alive, but I know that I couldn't really do anything because I didn't know her last name, I didn't know really anything about her except that she struggled with a lot of the same stuff that I do... so I've just had to let that go. I don't know. Sorry to be talking about me so much. :-/

But anyway - that's the best advice I can offer. Your friend can't have truly expected you to "save her life" or anything, even if you feel like you MUST (I understand that as well, feeling so close to someone and feeling like you NEED to help them)... she should know that only professionals know what to say/do. I hope I am making sense and not sounding like I don't care about you or your friend, because I do... I am concerned about the both of you, but am trying to stress that you oughtn't blame yourself. For anything that happens. *cuddles gently*

shadowedsoul 05-09-2010 12:53 AM

Cuddles everbody. Nevermind

MammaMia 05-09-2010 01:22 AM

I know I'm a little late & I hope you do see this Nicole...

But everything April said I agree with. IF your friend comes to any harm, then you did everything you could. At the end of the day, it's ultimately up to the person who's suicidal whether they attempt to do something or not. It's horrible to think/say at times but it's true. There is only SO much friends/family/professionals can say.

There have been times where I've worried about Jade/Gemma going to hurt themselves seriously, more Gemma, but anyway, sometimes even when you DO know their full name/address/numbers, you can't always get them help anyway. There's been many times I've worried that Gemma was going to come to serious harm and I couldn't get her help because I didn't know where the **** she was. It's been very very distressing but I've just had to wait it out and keep trying to contact her. I've had the same with other friends and not always for suicidality. I do hope your friend comes to no harm & if she does, she recvies medical help.

You may 'constantly' self harm when you are. However, I know you've attempted giving up before & hopefully will again in the future. Nobody stops one day and never does it again. Well I'm sure there's some people who do. But I know with me, it's not worked that way. I've stopped/started for the past few years. Hopefully this recovery period won't end on this occasion but who knows. What I do know is....all the days you do go without cutting/oding/etc all still count as free. So if I ever did cut again or anything, it wouldn't take away these past six months (and a little more) where I HAVEN'T cut despite the insane amount of **** I've had thrown at me. If I were to OD/attempt suicide again, it wouldn't take the past year that I haven't done that..

Hope this helps sweetheart.

Jill, I'm sorry you had to edit your post, hope you're okay x

taz35 05-09-2010 03:20 AM

*hugs Nicole & hands over a soft plushie* I echo exactly what Hels & April say. Don't blame yourself if anything DOES happen <3 And admitting you've come a long way in terms of SI is definitely a step in the right direction. Hell, I'm close to reaching 1 week free for the first time in over a year. And yet, it still feels like I'm doing it constantly. So, I guess my point with that is, it's easy to get down on yourself... but keep reminding yourself of the little progress you have made <33 Stay safe.

*hugs April* Sounds like a bunch of crap at the same time :( And I wish I could do more to help. Personally, I think you should be allowed to write whatever you want on here / on LJ, without people questioning your motives and whatnot. But some people are just weird I guess... sorry I don't have much else to say :( But *extra cuddles*

*hugs Hels* How are you doing?

*hugs Jill* I hope you're alright hun <3

taz35 05-09-2010 04:05 AM

Just got insanely triggered by my dad. Trying to focus on not cutting. Or trying not to harm in general. GAH.

misskitty112 05-09-2010 04:40 AM

*hugs Taz* if you need to talk, my PM box is open.

So... I was gonna do another video today, just talking about stuff... then I thought I would also do a cover of one of my favorite songs... but... alas, I got sick and my voice is shot. I feel like crap. I need to go to bed soon, but I can't.

Detour. Derail 05-09-2010 05:07 AM

Sorry guys. Im no use tonight. Im drunk. I just fell off a chair.
Im sorry...ill just leave

taz35 05-09-2010 05:09 AM

*hugs Felicia* I hope you sleep well <3

*hugs Lex* Stay safe hun. Falling off chairs is never wise :)

Detour. Derail 05-09-2010 05:13 AM

I text my boy the other night...told him i loved him. He sent back a "sorry i didnt txt, been busy, how are you" txt.
So....How AM i? well i love you....and....im struggling because right now I dont want to eat....I dont want to sleep....I just want him back again. Im scared. Scared he'll find someone better you know? Because hell I know Im too nice...I get walked all over...but thats just who I am. I know im not the prettiest girl....Im barely average looking....and thats why Im so nice I guess....its a compensation for being...well...*looks in the mirror* but for once...I would love things to go my way. I would love someone to love me back. Maddly. Truely. Deeply. *sigh*
Im a dreamer....I promised myself Id change when I moved into this house. I promised Id stop being a dreamer. Dreams dont come true and I picked the wrong guy to fall in love with. Simple.

Detour. Derail 05-09-2010 05:14 AM


Originally Posted by taz35 (Post 2475286)

*hugs Lex* Stay safe hun. Falling off chairs is never wise :)

I know right?! I have already hurt my shoulder from falling down the stairs and it made work really difficult....and i went to lean back in my chair and then i saw the ceiling and was like "woah..."

Kahlia1981 05-09-2010 06:49 AM

Sometimes I wonder if it will ever end ...

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