Wanting to go back.

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Special-Agent-Gibbs, May 10, 2013.

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  1. Special-Agent-Gibbs

    Special-Agent-Gibbs Safety and Support Chat Pro SF Supporter

    I have been really struggling with flashbacks for the past few days. It seems to be all I think about sometimes. I need this to stop.
    This has been triggering me to want to self-harm again.

    Please help?
  2. katrina77

    katrina77 Guest

    I'm sorry Hon, I don't know what sort of flashbacks you are referring to. But I would think a good first step would be to find a good therapist to help you find ways of dealing with whatever happened.

    In the meantime, can you find a way to avoid whatever is triggering you? If not, try to find some way of distracting yourself while the feeling is strong. This has worked for me. For me, if I can get past those first moments of really feeling like SH'ing, I can keep from doing it.

    Is there anything that helps you feel better, even for a few minutes? If there is anything physical that you can do, like riding a bike, going for a walk or run, sit up's, etc., that may help. It can produce the same endorphins that SH does, and may help.

    I sure wish you luck. Hang in there, okay?
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