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cuttingallover
post Aug 28 2004, 07:37 PM
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okay, im new to the website... i was looking for people to talk to abut cutting, now i know its a much debated topic, but im really trying to look for better ways to deal with stress and im not sure what to do or where to turn to, i mean i have a phsych but he told me to come back witha list of things i can do besides cutting, but still cause pain but in a healthy way...
alls i need is some insight please??!
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post Aug 29 2004, 07:09 AM
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I hate it when people trivialize this sort of thing by sighing or telling someone to snap out of it.
I've seen some good self injury websites who have suggestions on how to substitute self injury without hurting yourself badly. It really depends what you get the "pleasure" out of. If you like to see the blood then you can take a red marker and mark yourself where you usually cut yourself. If you burn yourself take an ice cube and hold it in your hand or where you usually burn yourself. If you hurt yourself for the pain you can put an elastic band around your wrist and snap it when you get stressed out. Another good one is to put a drop of hot sauce on your tongue.
I know that other people are telling you to exercise or paint instead of these things but you might not be at that stage in your recovery. You're probably just starting therapy and your psychiatrist/psychologist wants to keep you safe. He or she knows that you're still going to hurt yourself right now because that's your coping method and that you don't know any other way of coping right now. So by asking you to learn ways of giving yourself pain without hurting yourself s/he can keep you out of the psych ward (if they think a patient is a danger to themselves or others they will put you in the hospital) which I'm sure you definitely don't want. Once you learn other healthier coping methods (which takes some time) you can give these tricks up too.

Good luck. I hope that helped.


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- cuttingallover   Opinion... I'm New   Aug 28 2004, 07:37 PM
- - Silver Star Angel of Da Towers   You could take your stress out creatively, like in...   Aug 28 2004, 08:59 PM
- - gothictheysay   Unfortunately, your want for pain is a problem too...   Aug 28 2004, 09:12 PM
- - PsychWardMike   *sigh* Anyway, if you want to actually stop doing...   Aug 29 2004, 12:18 AM
|- - Aria   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Aug 29 2004, 12:18 AM)...   Aug 29 2004, 02:30 AM
- - Righteous   (sigh) Go out there. Get a life. Get a hobby. Joi...   Aug 29 2004, 02:06 AM
- - Aria   Exercise, but be sure you don't over do it. Ex...   Aug 29 2004, 02:28 AM
- - gothictheysay   Very true, Aria. This a problem that's probab...   Aug 29 2004, 04:01 AM
- - EvilSpoon   ... Sam used to cut all the time... Sometimes up ...   Aug 29 2004, 04:12 AM
- - Jaq   I hate it when people trivialize this sort of thin...   Aug 29 2004, 07:09 AM
- - PsychWardMike   To Aria: No where in this person's post did t...   Aug 29 2004, 06:34 PM
|- - Aria   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Aug 29 2004, 06:34 PM)...   Aug 29 2004, 06:44 PM
- - PsychWardMike   So I suppose we're polar opposites. Note: th...   Aug 29 2004, 07:20 PM
|- - Aria   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Aug 29 2004, 07:20 PM)...   Aug 29 2004, 07:46 PM
- - PsychWardMike   No, they do not need help. They need maturity and...   Aug 29 2004, 08:20 PM
- - Mutilation   Listen to Radiohead, roll around on the floor and ...   Aug 29 2004, 09:11 PM
- - Righteous   I'm not trivializing it; look at the scars on ...   Aug 29 2004, 10:17 PM
- - spiffilicious05   I've been through cutting and other methods of...   Aug 30 2004, 12:17 AM
- - candice   You know what is far more annoying than angsty tee...   Aug 30 2004, 02:16 AM
- - PsychWardMike   dotdotdot. I love the way you overlook the actual...   Aug 30 2004, 02:25 AM
- - Dreams On Hiatus   I don't know what to say, because most of the ...   Aug 30 2004, 02:58 AM
- - Righteous   There's a big difference between angst and a s...   Aug 30 2004, 04:55 AM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE I love the way you overlook the actual advic...   Aug 30 2004, 12:07 PM
|- - Jaq   QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ Aug 30 2004...   Aug 30 2004, 02:13 PM
- - Ashbless   I was just wondering if there is something that tr...   Aug 30 2004, 01:16 PM
- - IrishGuy   Why is it that women always sound the smartest? An...   Aug 30 2004, 03:12 PM
- - artist.unknown   Okay, I'm going to straddle the fence here. Li...   Aug 30 2004, 06:39 PM
- - gothictheysay   Actually, Ashbless's advice is also doled out ...   Aug 30 2004, 10:48 PM
- - PsychWardMike   I've read this over the course of my psycholog...   Aug 30 2004, 11:04 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE But again - we DO NOT KNOW who this person i...   Aug 30 2004, 11:12 PM
- - gothictheysay   Well, yeah it's speculation, but everyone was ...   Aug 30 2004, 11:18 PM
- - mothe   I share your pain. . . i just say because misery l...   Aug 31 2004, 01:29 AM
- - spiffilicious05   QUOTE Angsty teenagers that cut themselves are see...   Aug 31 2004, 01:49 AM
- - mothe   Spiff is right, people who haven't experianced...   Aug 31 2004, 01:59 AM
- - Jaq   I think you misunderstand the reasons that people ...   Aug 31 2004, 02:21 AM
- - Righteous   Define "truely suicidal." Mike. With a s...   Aug 31 2004, 02:32 AM
- - PsychWardMike   ... I allotted for each case to be different - eve...   Aug 31 2004, 03:23 AM
|- - Jaq   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Aug 31 2004, 12:23 PM)...   Aug 31 2004, 03:08 PM
- - Mutilation   QUOTE (Jaq @ Aug 31 2004, 03:08 PM)btw if you...   Aug 31 2004, 03:28 PM
|- - Jaq   QUOTE (Mutilation @ Sep 1 2004, 12:28 AM)QUOT...   Aug 31 2004, 03:54 PM
- - spiffilicious05   QUOTE And how can it possibly attention whoring wh...   Aug 31 2004, 07:33 PM
- - funked)out_frog   QUOTE Righteous Posted Today, 02:32 AM Sometimes...   Aug 31 2004, 08:34 PM
- - candice   Like Jaq said...most people who SI hide it from fa...   Aug 31 2004, 08:50 PM
- - gothictheysay   One main reason it's hard to just *stop* is be...   Aug 31 2004, 08:50 PM
- - PsychWardMike   Crying for help is just that - screaming into the ...   Aug 31 2004, 10:44 PM
|- - Aria   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Aug 31 2004, 10:44 PM)...   Sep 1 2004, 03:37 AM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE Crying for help is just that - screaming int...   Aug 31 2004, 10:50 PM
- - Righteous   Other people's help can go only so far. No mat...   Sep 1 2004, 04:53 AM
|- - Aria   QUOTE (Righteous @ Sep 1 2004, 04:53 AM)Other...   Sep 1 2004, 07:58 PM
- - Pab   psickwodmick: your relentless agression towards al...   Sep 1 2004, 10:21 PM
- - PsychWardMike   *head* *hit* *keyboard* First: one should be self...   Sep 2 2004, 12:33 AM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   QUOTE Fourth: See the first, but I felt I should a...   Sep 2 2004, 12:42 AM
- - PsychWardMike   *head* *hit* *keyboard* AGAIN. I know I don't...   Sep 2 2004, 01:01 AM
- - mothe   QUOTE here, here! Thank god for level minded ...   Sep 2 2004, 01:31 AM
- - gothictheysay   Well see, Mike, the reason people need the help is...   Sep 2 2004, 01:53 AM
- - PsychWardMike   No. I don't. A muscle can only grow stronger...   Sep 2 2004, 02:19 AM
- - franken-sarah   I've been away from the forum for a while and ...   Sep 2 2004, 08:36 PM
- - PsychWardMike   They came to this forum, Sarah. They asked for he...   Sep 2 2004, 09:04 PM
|- - Pab   QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Sep 2 2004, 11:04 PM)(...   Sep 2 2004, 09:24 PM
|- - Pab   QUOTE Way to miss my point *nods*   Sep 2 2004, 10:16 PM
- - PsychWardMike   Way to miss my point.   Sep 2 2004, 09:47 PM
- - gerbilfromhell   *wanders into thread* Y'know, for no reason a...   Sep 2 2004, 11:57 PM


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