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  1. Hi, although I’m not sure why you self-harm, it is not a good idea to continue to do that. Self-harm can give you temporary relief, but it comes at a cost and it causes more problems for you in the long run such as hurting yourself badly even if you don’t mean to, detrimental effect on your relationships with family and friends because of you trying to keep the secret of self-harm from them, addiction to self-harm, etc. You need to learn other ways to deal with your emotional pain and it is still not too late to stop this habit.

    I found this article online which may be able to help you to cope with self-harm. I hope you read it.
    https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm

    What it says is that, you need to identify the reason why you self-harm? Anger? Guilt? Sadness? Once you identify the feeling that causes you to self-harm, it is easier for you to come out with healthier ways to cope with your emotions.

    There are many healthy ways of dealing with difficult feelings. Some of the recommended coping technique includes painting, reading books, starting a journal, listen to your favourite music or even share your troubled feelings with someone you trust (you can start by talking to an adult you respect). If self-helping is not working for you, you can always talk to a professional counsellor.

    You can also try calling the befrienders hotline, they are there to listen to your problem. You will feel much better after opening up and sharing your problems. Give it a try.

    Australia
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=AU

    Brazil
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=BR

    Bulgaria
    Sofia Hotline
    Hotline: 0035 9249 17 223

    Canada
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=CA

    India
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=IN

    Italy
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=IT

    Germany
    Telefonseelsorge Deutschland
    Hotline: 0800 1110 111
    Hotline: 0800 1110 222

    Sweden
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=SE

    United States of America
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=US

    United Kingdom
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=GB

    Other Countries
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory

    Coping with depression and self-harm is not easy but it can be done. Just make sure that you are patient and don’t give up easily. There will be a way or someone out there that can help you to overcome this. I wish you all the best and hope that you stay happy and healthy in your life.

  2. As a person with a history of depression and self-harm, I can personally tell you that while it does seem like life sucks, and happiness is an unreachable dream, if you can find any method of venting/distracting yourself, you’ll feel better.

    Take up a hobby, even if it sounds difficult or impossible to do.

    Listen to music that reflects how you’re feeling, paint or draw something that feels like what you feel. The arts are a great way of making you think about something else.

    When I felt depressed, I took up guitar lessons, they helped me out through an extremely tough year, and when I managed to pull myself out of the ditch and feel somewhat content again (it’s a long process to feeling fully better), I had a new passion as well.

    So try out something new to distance yourself, or reflect how you feel, if you stick with it, you’ll gain something out of the whole thing.

    Trust me when I say: you’re a wonderful, amazing person, and you’re gonna do great things when this is over.

    I hope you feel better soon.

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