Need an outlet

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Dante, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Dante

    Dante Well-Known Member

    Last time I felt like this I resorted to cutting myself, its not so much an addiction or compulsion as just a way to cope with this feeling, of too much pain buried too deep, like my insides are going to explode from the pressure.

    The only reason I'm not doing it again is because the cuts from last time (4 months ago, ish) haven't faded yet, there are 2 that wont fade, I went a little deep on those, but the rest should given time, just not enough time has passed yet, but I don't want to make more when the first hasn't vanished yet, I don't want my arm to end up looking like my sister's, but I need some way to deal with this feeling.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support

    What about writing out your feeling. Holding ice, hot baths or cold showers as the shock of it might distract you. Snapping an elastic band.
     
  3. Dante

    Dante Well-Known Member

    Writing feelings just re enforces them, holding ice is too passive, the shower/bath ones just sounds silly, and snapping an elastic band is just so weak, but I will look for a stronger elastic band.
     
  4. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support

    You'll never know until you try. What about doing something active?