well um I know it''s coming up to summer but wearing long sleeved tops perhaps? or foundation? or long gloves? these are some ways I hide my rists or if you want to cut but not were it shows I found that cutting on the insides of your legs is just as good not that Im telling you to do that im just saying that thats a way to hide you wounds .... hope this helps....
Honey-It is hard to stop but stop you must..You stop for you..You stop because it is the right thing to do..You stop because tomorrow is a day you want to see..I hope you will let your family know that your pain is deep and you need help discussing it..Be true to yourself and lay it all out..right or wrong you need help honey..please get it..k
Sweety, I'm a mum of a 16 year old girl. She has been in hospital for 11 weeks now. She isn't crazy either, she is the smartest most level headed girl I know. But she needed help for the same problem. You do too. Trust me, if you don't get help it WILL get worse. Your not crazy, but for you to be cutting there is something wrong. Please tell SOMEONE. Sending you big hugs.
No honey you''re not crazy..There is just something deep within you need to get out..If you went to hospital wouldn''t they put you with the yonger people? This would be a controlled area where you could say what ever you wanted..Tell the whole truth and get help..If they felt you needed furthere assistance re whatever is wrong they would help you get it, don''t you think? k
Honey if you don't eat if you don't talk then a family member will take control..To my way of thinking they should right now only becasue you have soo much happening..Many times we end up in a situation not to our liking and sometimes we get good changes because of it..Only you can make the decision to take care of you first within..I hope though that your main problem right now is that you are over extended in all you are doing in school..Summer is fast approaching though and you need to be more clear in your own mind about the what and why of things going on in you..k
Cutting seems to be a popular hobby nowadays and mean people make fun of it because they can't empathize but it is a serious issue and a psychiatrist should be spoken to about it.
There were reports of young females whom would rip their hair out of their head because they were addicted to the sensation of the feeling it provided.
I think cutting happens to be a long those lines but it's obviously a very destructive passion especially considering that you're liable to get some pretty serious infections or accidentally cut too deep.
I would take it more to a pdoc or health forum, as you have here, but I wouldn't go sharing it in any other social gatherings or forums like Myspace because the ridicule of cold hearts will just make the situation worse.
Either way, I don't frown on you at all and can kinda understand what is going on but the simple insight of an electric banana isn't going to fix this issue but a good balance of meds should.
I don't belong on drugs thats just another thing i will become dependent on. Ya I have to be honest with my self and to be honest the reason all my addictions have come to play is because I dislike me and i have a low self esteem and a severe trust issue. And these are all things that I am told a lot.
It really worries me on so many levels your feelings , attitudes over this. I am someone who HATES drugs. BUT, there are times when they are needed. Doctors are very reluctant to give teenage kids addictive drugs, and will only use them sparely as a last resort. but that is FAR seperior to cutting yourself and then trying to hide it. what you are doing should NOT be kept secret. You need to tell your parents you need help. It WILL get worse. Not maybe, it WILL. Along will come depression and then self control issues, and then suicide attemps. (with or without drug use and drinking) Get help now before it gets to that stage. you think you have control now?? Think again. I feel sick for you. I wish your parents would take you for help regardless of cutting or not. You have a problem, counclers will help you with self esteem etc. drugs may not even be needed, they just teach you ways to cope with your feelings in a positive way. Not a distructive way. I wont comment again. I know you wont be happy reading this, but take it from someone with experience with life and my own issues, as well as my daughter. GO.....my thougts are with you.
I am 15 years old and I have cut myself many times before. I have scars all the way from my wrists to half way up my arms. It''s really embarrassing when I go to job interviews because some of them are noticable and they can see them. I wore long sleeved shirts for about two years including in the summertime. I told absolutely no one about it, but one day I figured I should get some help before it got any worse. I told my best friend because i knew that even though she would be mad, she would help me. If you have someone really close to you that wont judge you, but help you. Go to them because if they really do love and care about you, they will try to help you. It has been 8 months since my best friend has helped me and I havn''t cut myself once. She still is the only one who knows that I did this to myself. Also, you don''t have to go to a hospital or go get professional help until it gets extremely bad. My best friend gave me a bunch of information on it and how it was bad for your health. I started to go crazy for awhile because I was used to cutting myself but I eventually started getting used to it. I still do get a crazy feeling when I get papercuts but I know I don''t want to go back to where I started and I want to prove to my friend that I''m strong.
Fionamac: I will say that if my mom would not have helped me, or even tried, I most likely would not have stopped. I guess it depends how close you and your daughter are. I am not very close to my mom and I will admit that I do the opposite of what she tells me to do. If you and your daughter are not very close, possibly go to one of her friends that both of you know well, otherwise, my friend gave me a lot of information on it and she had a cousin who acctually just passed away because she cut herself and she cut herself too deep and lost too much blood. I guess after seeing her reaction to her cousin, who she was very close to, I didn''t want to hurt her anymore and I didn''t want her to have to go through it again.
my daughter had started cutting herself when she was about 17 and she is 22 now. I think it lasted for about a year it was hard for her to stop. I told her that i would like for her to see someone about it and she refused and cried. I prayed and asked God to help her through that process and she began to feel better about herself. She is a ballet dancer and had experienced some issues with peer pressure, boys etc. I know God can help anyone who reaches out to him. He loves you the most and cares for you. Hugs to all who hurt and feel the need to cut themselves my prayers are with you also.