Live Help

Forum Jump
Post New Thread  Reply
Old 15-10-2007, 09:10 PM   #61
ihatethereforeiam's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cardiff, UK
I am currently:

I usually count the days, weeks etc, but this time I didn't and I'm 5 months free now. Longest I've been.
When I reach 6 months, I'm going to treat myself to a waspie (corset like thing) or a tongue piercing.

Feel free to PM me any time; whether you want support or just a chat! x

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own"

ihatethereforeiam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-10-2007, 02:43 AM   #62
Eclectica's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004

I stopped by one simple way.

I HARD promise.

I promised one of the people I would die for that I would stop, just for them. And it worked. I'm now eight months free :]

Eclectica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-11-2007, 10:29 PM   #63
Les's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsbugh PA
I am currently:

one thing i did once that helped me stop for 18 months was i bought one of those italian charm bracelets. every month i went i added a charm. by the 18 months i had a whole bracelet of charms. the charms were meaningful things to me. having all of them there and worrying about having to start over if i cut helped.

also writing poetry, art and song lyrics really help me cope.

See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time. - Robin Williams

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” - pooh bear

last cut: 12/24/07

Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 10:19 AM   #64
I need a pig here!
N.Bluth's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: F**k mountain
I am currently:

I promised my best friend and my boyfriend that I'd stop, and they're both bigger than me ! I don't want to let them down, 'cos they've both been amazing.

I agree with distracting yourself however you like, chat to a mate, paint, dance, watch your favourite comedy show/film, use the net, play an instrument, sing, walk, run, kickbox, write, bake, read.... Well anything that will get your mind off the impulse.
Counting days keeps my focus, and as many have said, puts me off doing it as I know how far I've come, and I don't want to give that up.

But here's one for those in a couple, when you're wound up and you're about to reach that point, give your partner a really good, hard, passionate kiss. Trust me. It works every time.

Play the game out
Amor Vincit Omnia

Dad 10/11/2008 Always our sunshine, I'm still playing for the town hall clock

N.Bluth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2007, 04:35 AM   #65
and with these hands I'll draw for you my heart..
Kae's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
I am currently:

I'm in the process of stopping, it'll be two weeks tomorrow, and I've found what's helped was getting my friend, the guy who means more to me than anything, to write a note on a piece of paper that I just.. hold on to when I feel the urge, reading his words makes me feel like I shouldn't - like I don't want to, and that's helped a lot. Also, lotions.. drawing on myself instead of hurting myself. It helps to draw the lines of where I'd cut if I could, and then looking at those lines and realizing how good it is that I haven't cut.

<3 Kae

never let it stop you. never let them tell you you can't do it, because every moment you fight you're winning a battle. never let the set backs stop you. when you're hurt, when you're tired? keep going. don't give up.

Kae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007, 11:27 PM   #66
I am myself; that is not enough
invisiblegirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sheffield
I am currently:

Usually i'll go for a walk to calm down. Or i'll write.
Mostly whenever i get that sudden urge- i'll go for a walk and listen to music on my mp3 player, and i'll walk and talk to myself (in a park so no one hears), i'll say what i'm thinking out loud so i know its real. I'll try and think about the REASON why want to self harm- not "i feel bad"- but WHY do i feel bad? How can i resolve the situation?
A lot of the time its because i feel like i've behaved like a **** or said something without thinking- and i just have to remind myself that cutting won't take away my feelings of embarrasment or my anger and at myself for beign stupid. Instead i just remind myself to calm down in social situations so it doesn't happen again.

these are the screams within...

...these are the life streams bleeding from skin.
*needing answers *needing love *needing acceptance *needing strength *needing commitment *needing forgiveness *needing compassion *needing understanding *needing someone to never let me go *needing God.

invisiblegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2007, 08:16 AM   #67
Our hardest problems become our greatest success
Bella_forever's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Frisco, Texas
I am currently:

I quit with a friend. I helped her and vis versa

Hailee Marie Loves Her
Mommy: x_StarLight
Sisters: binkydonkey, waiting in the dark, hippietrekkie, littlesheep

Last Cut- Sept 23rd 2006

Bella_forever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2007, 01:34 PM   #68

works if ya girly and have someone you love/don't wanna hurt

Draw a butterfly/something cute on ya arm on wrist and call it someone you love/don't want to hurt i have 2 atm katy and claire but as soon as cuts are healed too more are going on

  Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2007, 02:03 PM   #69
DisenchantedxRomance's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Amelia, Virginia
I am currently:

I take a red pen where I want to cut, and I draw how I would cut. It helps, I did that last night cause I had an urge and honestly, it lets you see where your scars would be. I got a little bit tired of looking at it. It helps me.

I'm wide awake...

3.19.2011- Best day
1.30.2010-You left me.
8.28.2008-Fly High.

DisenchantedxRomance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2007, 01:10 AM   #70
Our hardest problems become our greatest success
Bella_forever's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Frisco, Texas
I am currently:

I am a year free. Its great. I am so happy. I am trying to help 2 of my friends.

Hailee Marie Loves Her
Mommy: x_StarLight
Sisters: binkydonkey, waiting in the dark, hippietrekkie, littlesheep

Last Cut- Sept 23rd 2006

Bella_forever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #71
Lou_Pie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
I am currently:

For tolerable urges - do something I really enjoy doing (for me: playing games, watching a DVD. dancing around my room).
For bad urges - I write down my feelings in detail, in therapy I learnt that I have a tendency to go 'I feel really bad' but never identify why. Nowadays I make a list (mental or physical) of what is bothering me then either find solutions or realise that I'm upset about nothing. Crying. The elastic band thing as the last resort. Staying away from the rooms that I used to harm in. Calling my best friend.
For urges in a public place (the pub etc): Wearing a hair bobble on my wrist just in case, relaxation techniques, calling my best friend (again!).

For general reasons to stay self-harm free: proving everyone wrong; staying happy; not having the stress of buying tools or covering up; no new scars; (eventually) short sleeves, going swimming, going on holiday; not upsetting my family and friends; being in control of my life; the prospect of becoming a teacher; the future in general; knowing that I overcame something difficult.

Lou_Pie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #72
Jatkakaa Hymyilemistä :)
pixie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Londonish
I am currently:

I love the ideas posted by Lou Pie.
When i get urges i either draw on myself with red pen where i would cut if i could, and spend ages making it look as real as possible, then feel good afterwards for not actually having done anything. or i text my friend who has been helping me through all my issues, he always makes me feel better.

Like Lou Pie, i also want to be a teacher, and want to be able to go swimming on holiday in the summer without having to worry about covering up. I find its always good to have a reason stopping you from doing it, my friend threatened to tell my parents i cut if i do it again and i haven't done it since and im now 58 days free :)

Take care everyone


Look beyond the imperfections.

pixie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 05:29 PM   #73
__T's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Englandshire
I am currently:

Physical exercise does the trick for me. Takes my mind away from the urges, and afterwards i'm too shattered to take any action on the urges.
Also, physical exercise has been proven to release more of serotonin, the endorphin which triggers the feel good hormone in human beings. Unlike anti-depressants, this has been shown to have no negative side effects as a result.

Article on it here:,00.html

So yea, exercise =]

__T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2008, 01:31 PM   #74
((deleted))'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Thanet
I am currently:

Me- i run until i can no longer run then i run home (makes me feel human again but i don't do it unless i'm desperate)

But my fave thing is my first aid box. It is an old shoebox that i covered and decorated and made all glittery- i have all sorts of special treats in it-

some really nice hand cream, my favourite hot chocolate sachets, a mini jigsaw puzzle, a famous five book, photos of those i love, lists of reasons not to, cocoa butter&aromatherapy oils for my scars, rescue remedy and a mini notebooks with a glitter gel pen.

When i get the urge i open my first aid box and use something from it. I change the contents now and then but whatever i have in it i don't use the rest of the time- thus making it a special treat.

I find the aromatherapy oils a godsend cos i can tailor mixes to my mood- some good ones are:
*roman chamomile
*clary sage
*ylang ylang

and i use grapeseed as my base- obviously check any contra-indications before using them though.

Good luck

Last edited by ((deleted)) : 23-01-2008 at 05:11 PM. Reason: typo
((deleted)) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-01-2008, 03:50 PM   #75
still hurting
still hurting's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA

i'm only just starting to try and quit, but what's motivating me right now is a whole life transformation, trying to get in shape, considering a completely new hair style becoming involved in new activities. it's like a slow but active whole life makeover and not cutting is part of that. trying to quit but keeping everything else in your life the same is practically impossible

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles" ~Charlie Chaplin

still hurting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #76
((deleted))'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Thanet
I am currently:

Hi Bethany,

It's great what youa re doign but i would just add to make sure you don't try and change too much at once.

*huggles* good luck sweetie.


((deleted)) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-01-2008, 12:06 PM   #77
Alyssa!'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oregon
I am currently:

I don't count days. Counting days makes me feel like I'm still attached to SH, like it's still a part of me. When I want to cut, I think of how far I've come and how far I know I can go. I write, I dance, I do whatever I need to in order to feel better at that very moment.

Alyssa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #78
Dancer in a Daydream
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern CA
I am currently:

im not exactly counting days, but i know its been about a month now. being in a treatment program helps me, also writing, dancing, singing, and calling a friend. i tried using a red pen but it made me really anxious. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Allie Rose
"Stand in the rain, stand your ground, stand up when it's all crashing down, stand through the pain, you won't drown"

FalsePerfection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 08:02 PM   #79
Schleier von Dunst
Let the music express the unexpressable.
Schleier von Dunst's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: My bedroom
I am currently:

I text my friend(s) when I want to cut. Or I come on here, and just browse, or go on f&d. It helps me. Sometimes I read, or wrist poems or just write, and sometimes I cry. It helps me feel better.

Das Leben ich(The life of me)

Schleier von Dunst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #80
dancerkels's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wisconsin, USA
I am currently:

awesome tips, thanks i really need them

Sometimes its soo hard to see what progress I have made

dancerkels is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Members Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Censor is ON
Forum Jump

Sea Pink Aroma
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:25 PM.