I have but one pertinent question...

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by allein zu sterben, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. I've been cutting and can't seem to stop.. but I have to wonder, why is cutting perceived as 'wrong'? What great crime is it? Against whom? And if I use it as a primer for suicide, what of it? What right does anyone have to deny me this one outlet, this one escape from this constant hell? And surely no one, not man nor God nor creature of the Earth or sea would miss me should I choose to "opt out," as it were. I am unimportant, disposable, inconsequential. Regardless of whether I live or mercifully take my own life, the world will still spin, the tides will still come in, day will turn to night and night to day, and people will go about their lives. So, why then must I abstain from cutting? Why then would it be wrong for me to slash open my radial arteries and end it?
  2. ~Young-Violet~

    ~Young-Violet~ Banned Member

    Hello Allein za sterben,
    Sorry to hear you are feeling so low today. Many people do cut and they use it as a way to cope a way to let there feeling out, its a very poorly strategy but helps many. You are hurting yourself and may also be hurting people around you that may know about you hurting yourself, you say nobody will miss you trust me there is always someone who cares, maybe on here, but always some where and it would be so sad to see you being hurt. I thought I would show you a few tips on ways to stop cutting and doing others things instead, you should keep yourself as busy as possible :hugtackles:

    Often the best thing is to find out what has worked for other people who understand where you're coming from. TheSite.org asked young people from young people's mental health service, 42nd Street in Manchester, to come up with some of the alternatives that help them.
    Alternative therapies: massage, reiki, meditation, acupuncture, aromatherapy.
    Bake or cook something tasty.
    Clean (and won't your folks/housemates be pleased!).
    Craftwork: make things, draw or paint.
    Dance your socks off.
    Eat sweets or chocolate for an instant sugar rush (but be careful of the dip in your mood once it's over).
    Exercise for a release of endorphins and that feel-good factor.
    Forward planning - concentrate on something in the future, like a holiday.
    Go for a walk (preferably further than the local pub).
    Go online and look at websites that offer you advice and information.
    Hang out with friends and family.
    Have a bubble bath with lots of bath bombs fizzing around you.
    Have a good cry.
    Hug a soft toy.
    Invite a friend round.
    Join a gym or a club.
    Knit (it's not just for old people you know).
    Listen to music.
    Music: singing, playing instruments, listening to (basically making as much noise as you can).
    Open up to a friend or family member about how you are feeling.
    Pop bubble wrap.
    Phone a helpline or a friend.
    Play computer games.
    Play with a stress ball or make one yourself.
    Read a book.
    Rip up a phone directory (does anyone actually use them these days?).
    Scream into an empty room.
    Shop 'til you drop.
    Smoke - smokers find that having a fag can help.
    Spend time with babies (when they're in a good mood).
    Tell or listen to jokes.
    Use the internet.
    Visit a zoo or a farm (animals do the best things).
    Volunteer for an organisation (will make you feel all warm inside).
    Watch TV or films - particularly comedies.
    Write: diary, poems, a book.
    Write negative feelings on paper, then rip them up.
    Yoga: meditation, deep breathing - this might help you relax and control your urges.
    Zzz - get a good night's sleep
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