i made myself bleed today

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by emily83, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    I made myself bleed today

    actually was doing really well (not cut myself or anything in about 5 months) when i came out of the hospital at the end of april, i sort of said to myself i'd not do it (at least for a while)

    but now things are getting really bad mentally and i did it

    I'm sorry
  2. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Welcome to the forum. Ok, you SH but it was a reaction to release the hurt you are feeling within.

    Can you tell us what is causing you this pain?

    Have you tried the elastic bands or ice cubes as alternatives to SH?

    Have you spoken to a professional about the way your feelings?

    Please no need to apologise, as we know you are hurting a lot. It's good you posted as you others do care about you. I hope you realise you are not on your own.

    Please keep talking to us as we care about YOU.
  3. Frances M

    Frances M Mountain Woman

    Don't apologize. If you feel you need to apologize, say sorry to yourself, then forgive yourself and move on. When I relapsed into cutting after years of not doing it, I hated myself for my weakness. It's an old coping skill that just doesn't go away and it takes a lot of resolve not to do it. It happened, you can't change it, please don't beat yourself up for it. Do you have some distractions in case it comes up again?