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By 22 December 2022No Comments


This content mentions self-harm. Please read with care. There are details of where to find help at the bottom of this page.

Self-harm is a very emotive topic. Many are scared to even talk about self-harm. But perhaps the scariest part is when you’re in the midst of it. When it’s all you can think about. When anything happens, whether a conversation or event or date comes around, the only thing on your mind is self-harm. This is the position that I was in, I was addicted to all the emotions and feelings that self-harm would bring me and couldn’t see a way out. I thought I’d be in this place forever, lapsing and relapsing and never truly being free.

Even years later, the thoughts are still there, but I’m now able to better manage the difficult emotions and fears and feelings that would trigger me previously. I’ve learnt better ways of coping and understanding myself and if you’re struggling, you can too. There is help out there. People that won’t judge. People that you can talk to or simply sit with until those thoughts pass. I spoke to my partner and my friends, taking each day at a time until it slowly worked its way out of my life. They didn’t have to say or do anything, simply be there to listen. It can take a lot of work and a bit of stubbornness to resist. After a time, the thoughts can pass. And you can recover.


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