Hi, I'm not sure if this is considered self harm, but i thought it is. I've been having issues(since the suicidal thoughts) with strangulation..and the wanting to tighting things around my neck until I just feel something different. It gives a rush, and after a good shameful cry It seems to sooth. anything, rope, belt, dog leash..so the possibibities are everywhere I look. several nights ago I came into chat because i was so close to doing it again and liuckily some people helped me through it by getting my mind off it. Thank you. :hug: You see my little sister was a cutter, and was locked in a day treatment facility for a short while and that scares me. what happens if someone finds me blacked out with a belt 'round my neck? or sees bruises? I just don't know what to do, or why it helps. :unsure: advice?