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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Scarred, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. Scarred

    Scarred Member

    Hi, I am a 28 year old male from Australia and i have been self harminig for as long as i can remember. I grew up in an abusive household and when things couldnt get any worse my mum died of brain cancer when i was fifteen. I have always harmed myself by smashing my head against things to the point where doctors thought i had a problem with the frontel lobe part of my brain.

    I find it really hard to keep a job and over the last couple of years my self harming turned to cutting for relief but now it is getting worse and now find relief in burning myself.

    I have been seeing a phsychologist for the past 6 months and havent harmed for about 2 months. Just recently i found out i was losing my job from the global recession and i am at the point of harming again. Hopefully speaking with people in the same situation can help me get through this difficult time.

    Thanks Scarred
  2. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    Hi Scarred and welcome...so glad you found us...the fact that you have been able to not harm yourself for two months is quite good...when I used to cut, I would not be able to go very long until I found a way to voice my feelings and have them acknowledged...please use us here in this way...there are so many of us who understand...again welcome, big hugs, J
  3. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    Hi Scarred,

    Welcome to SF. You've really had an awful time of it :hug:. It's a massive step that you haven't cut in 2 months, that's a brilliant achievement considering how long you have been self harming. Hopefully you will find the support that you need here to help you through your difficult times.

    Take care, Claire xx
  4. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    :welcome: to the forum. I am glad you have come to us for another form of support. I am sure you will find people that understand your issues and are willing to listen and give advice based on experiences they have had. :hug:
  5. crookxshanks

    crookxshanks Well-Known Member

    welcome x
  6. shazzer

    shazzer Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum :hug:
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    welcome to the forums :) :hug:
  8. Victori@

    Victori@ Well-Known Member

    Hello !! welcome to the forums... glad your here... I hope you can find a way to overcome this... Im here if you ever need somebody!

  9. Xenos

    Xenos Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SF :D
  10. porcelain child

    porcelain child Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SF hunni..

    Hope you settle in ok..

  11. Leiaha

    Leiaha Well-Known Member

    Hiya scarred, welcome to sf :welcome:

    My name is Lea, Pleased to meet you :shake:
  12. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SF.
  13. UndeddMonkey

    UndeddMonkey Member

    Hi Scarred,
    Welcome to this place. Something Sadeyes said about when she/he used to cut inspired me to post this. Acknowledgment and/or lack thereof does in fact constitute a primal register in all humans and mammals. More specifically perceiving a receipt of acknowledgment or not perceiving a receipt of acknowledgment of deeds done does do something to a person. It can be positive or negative in effect but it does shape a person. I'm not a cutter (at least I don't consider myself a cutter though I did give myself several scarifications while I was in school) but I have dealt with some serious issues regarding acknowledgment and perception of acknowledgment through some years of therapy and while I was studying psychology in college. I may be wrong but I think Sadeyes touched on something and I thought you might be able to benefit from considering what I say.
    If you need support I am here and I am willing to share with you whatever benefit I am capable of providing.
  14. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    hi scarred welcom to sf.
    self harming whether its smacking your head,cutting or burning, is a terrible thing to live with, i hope you get support here for your urges, and may i say congrats on being harm free for 2months, thats something to be proud of :hug:
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