Self harm is...

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by SashaJade, Apr 9, 2011.

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  1. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    What exactly does self harm mean to you? What does it do for you? This may seem an odd question... But I shall answer it first and maybe it will make the question a bit clearer :)

    So; for me, Self harm is...

    1. Calming
    2. A coping mechanism
    3. Secretive
    4. Necessary
    5. Theraputic
    6. A suicide prevention method
    7. Part of who I am...
    8. ...But who I never thought I would become.

    ps... sorry for all the threads :D
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  2. Nemo

    Nemo Well-Known Member

    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are all the same for me
    it's not my suicide prevention method though... i feel suicidal pretty much all the time, even after i've cut... SH is mostly my way of calming down if i'm worried or anxious or angry etc.
    it's also like a hug... though that sounds weird
    most people want a hug when they're sad, or someone to talk to, or a shoulder to cry on...
    cutting, to me, is like that safe feeling you get from a hug.
  3. barto

    barto Well-Known Member

    I'd say all of those plus 9: A punishment
  4. kmj221

    kmj221 Well-Known Member

    I agree with everyone reasons, I would also say that it partly a contol thing for me. I have control over what I do when I do this. kmj221
  5. texaskitty

    texaskitty SF Cat Lady Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Crap, I can't remember the numbers. Umm for me its the ahhh moment right after, its almost like a drug. Struggling so hard right now with it.

    Sasha :hug:
  6. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    :hug: for all of you :)

    We don't need to number them guys; I just like tidy lists. :lol!:
  7. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    • My life
    • My death
    • My everything
  8. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    I keep thing of more things that self harm is for me...

    • Pointless
    • Addictive
    • Poisoning
    • It pushes everyone away
    • It leaves me empty and broken but I STILL continue to do it.

    Anyone got anymore?​
  9. GoldenPsych

    GoldenPsych Well-Known Member

    In a way for me it's an indulgence. I get so much from it. So much relief and release. So it's kind of an indulgence.
  10. Ritsu

    Ritsu Well-Known Member

    for me it is all these things apart from a suicide prevention method I keep saying I won't attempt that again to people but at the end of the day I know I will its just a matter of when and that does not scare me it kind of gives me the same relief that self harming does knowing that.
  11. icequeen

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    coping/distraction mechanism
    a means to feel real
    suicide practice method
    who I never thought I would become
    guilty pleasure
    a battle every day
  12. innocencexisxlove

    innocencexisxlove Well-Known Member

    I agree with Black Cloud. Its like a hug in a weird way.
  13. freddie

    freddie Well-Known Member

    - experimentation
    - an unexplainable urge
    - a physical expression of unsure emotion
    - suicide experience tasters
    - art (i cut shapes/scripture)
  14. Charmed

    Charmed Member

    My way of life.
  15. Oloriel

    Oloriel Well-Known Member

    Self-harm is an eternal craving, a source of shame and fear, a way to relieve anxiety and depression and a way to increase them, ugly, a nightmare, something everyone says I should stop, and something I wish I felt free to start doing daily again.
  16. Ritsu

    Ritsu Well-Known Member

    Self harm is an adiction, a way of letting go, a way of feeling alive, an aphrodesiac, a relise something I will cary forever, a reminder, a sin and a blessing and last of all something I will try very hard to give up.
  17. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

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    SashaJade Well-Known Member

  19. hollowvoice

    hollowvoice Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    ....all part of my secret life

    ....just another mask i wear
  20. takencontrol

    takencontrol Well-Known Member

    i agree with sam, for me its all of them, and although i hadnt done it in a long time its back with a vengeance and for me the biggest one is punishment.
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