The strangest things that trigger you.

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by SashaJade, Apr 30, 2011.

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  1. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    For me its:

    • walking past a chemist knowing there are loads of blades in there.
    • hospital programs on tv, the blood and sharp objects get to me.
    • seeing my best friends cuts and scars always makes me want to SH even more.
    • using a lighter or having a cigarette really set me off!
    • White vans
    • Badges
    • Red biros
    • My heart necklace
    • Skinny miny blondy booby perfect plastic girls.
  2. Avarice

    Avarice Well-Known Member

    Other people.
  3. TBear

    TBear Antiquities Friend

    If I start to trust someone, or think someone might actually care - the next day there are cuts on my arms......

    another part of my personality warning me - trust means pain....... don't
  4. the_only_one

    the_only_one Well-Known Member

  5. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    god i have so many triggers

    new memories of sexual abuse
    therapy (sometimes)
    feeling isolated when out with friends
  6. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    I sat down at outpatients today and wrote a list of my triggers (not including my previous list...)

    so here it is.

    - hateful comments
    - self doubt
    - dysmorphic feelings
    - scars
    - making mistakes
    - medical programs on tv
    - violence/ talking about being violent
    - upset friends
    - arguements with family/friends
    - horror films
    - being alone
    - late nights... silent, dark and haunting.
    - sometimes i dont have a trigger... i just want to cut.
  7. MLKane

    MLKane Well-Known Member

    I relate to most of the above, especially about feeling alone amongst friends or when people get close to me. however my personal wierd one is people touching my face. some people, sometimes and in certain situations I'm ok, just a bit jumpy, but especially if it is in any way gentle or soft or kind or caring or affectionate then I just want to cut of their hand and my face. that generally translates to me running off and carving another chunk out of my shoulder, but I always have the urge to go further.
  8. icequeen

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    being outside
    cows, sheep and birds
    medical progs
    sci fi progs
    so many random things, its almost like anything can at anytime trigger no matter how odd..whats that all about!
  9. aude423

    aude423 New Member

    going to the dinner table and seeing steak knives.
    hearing my mother say things like "you shouldn't have opened your mouth", etc.
    walking to the garage (where the razor blades are).
    looking into my closet (where I used to hide my blades).

    I guess most of those aren't weird.
  10. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    i have to agree with the hospital programmes. i always think to myself.. well, that's where i should be right now- getting help.

    hmm, what else strange triggers me

    the sounds of trains/ cars/ other transport


    positive motivational quotes (seriously!)

    i'll come back to this thread- it's a very good topic
  11. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

  12. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    The film thirteen triggers me something chronic.
  13. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    the sound of laughter. makes me wanna just tell them where to go..
  14. barto

    barto Well-Known Member

    I think the only things that trigger me are entirely common. Loneliness, arguments, self-loathing, anger, guilt, close friends upset, the voices, etc. Nothing else really seems to bother me (very thankful for that). Songs about depression/suicide/SH just make me feel less alone and I've always been a "gore w****" and love horror movies.
  15. Gab

    Gab Member

    For me
    -Other people (because i cant be social...idk how T_T)
    -Making mistakes
    -Being left out (when I try being social, and im left out i dont see the point T_T)
    -Like alot of you, hospital shows and such
    -Even just going to the hospital or doctor and everythings so white and thinking "I wonder if they're any scalpels around here" and then "wth gab keep it together"
    -Listing these things =p xD

    ETA: And everytime I pass those gd kitchen knives...
  16. ConfusedSilence

    ConfusedSilence Well-Known Member

    -When I feel happy, then catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
    -Pretending he knows that I exist.
  17. Gab

    Gab Member

    -Pretending he still cares that I exist.
  18. Push

    Push Well-Known Member

  19. Ashlee

    Ashlee New Member

    seeing any blood anywhere, my brother has these energy drinks, they're dark red, it pretty much looks like bottled blood
  20. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    doing thing later or earlier than i'm meant to be doing it.

    have to be a fixed skedule
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