Don't know what to do...

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by ndfitzpatrick, Jan 11, 2007.

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  1. ndfitzpatrick

    ndfitzpatrick New Member

    Not really wanting to kill myself here, but I do want to cut myself...very much so.

    The problem is I am being too much of a puss, and am afraid of the pain, although I deserve to feel it.

    Can anyone tell me how to cut myself with out feeling to much pain?
  2. TheBLA

    TheBLA Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone here is going to tell you that. I am sorry, we can't tell you how to harm yourself, only to give emotional support. And beleive me, there's tons and tons of it here.

    I can understand the limbo you are in. I myself feel that I have to die because I feel that my life will always be awful, but yet I am also very afraid of death and what happens afterward, I myself feel just trapped.
  3. Stray Kitten

    Stray Kitten Active Member

    My counsellor once suggested an alternative to self-harm is squeezing a handfull of icecubes, straight out of the freezer. It's still unpleasant and a strong sensation, and lets you get a 'release', but doesn't cause any physical harm.

    Perhaps you could try that before you resort to something else? I sometimes hit pillows, shout into them or grip my wrist/arm really tight and squeeze to try and let some of the pent-up stuff out. Afterwards I usually feel more relaxed, and tired, and less likely to self-harm.
  4. red_trail

    red_trail Active Member

    i am not in a position to TELL you how to harm yourself and neither will i ever. it is not worth it huni... the ice cube thing that stray kitten suggested is very good. try that or try venting your anger by writing it down. it is a very therapeutic way of helping yourself to gain control over your life once more.

    much hugs xx
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