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ShadowMarked
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/19/2010 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new here and I am just having a really bad day.   My hands wont stop shaking and my thoughts feel all jumbled and crazy. Has anyone ever felt like this? I don't know what to do... cry


♥♥♥
Brooke
 
I am so sorry but we aren't suppose to discuss self harm on this forum.  I suggest seeing a counselor and working through this.  You are a special person and don't deserve to self mutilate.  Please get counseling and get some help.  You can fight this.  I have been there.  I know how you feel.  But there is help.
 
Hugs, Karen

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 9/19/2010 7:37:29 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 9/20/2010 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been there also brooke.......trust me. 28 admissions, 20 public, 8 private

and very lengthy. 6 courses of ect, 6mth inpatient program for people with

borderline personality disorder, psycho-social rehab, yrs of shrinks and therapists,

hand-balled by everyone and in 2004, was dropped like i was the worlds hottest

spud ever. i have much to say.........firstly, immediate help is required.............

second........this path.......you do not want. i am glad that you have reached out.

your welcome to e-mail me. maybe i can offer you some guidance. it is in my

profile. male, 38. Major depressive disorder, severe borderline personality disorder,

along with a heap of medical. take care. jamie. the mad professor.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Tirzah
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 2317
   Posted 9/20/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brooke,
Welcome to HW! First of all, I think it is really admirable that you are looking for a safer way to deal with stress in your life. I had a counselor once who recommended ice cubes. You can use up to 2 ice cubes at a time but shouldn't do this more than once per hour. As long as you limit it to once an hour it is totally safe. Different people prefer to hold the ice in their hands or rub it on their arms or legs. Whatever works for you is fine. ;)

You can also try running. Even if you don't get a "runner's high" the first time, keep at it. It wasn't until I started running more than 3 miles that I got the benefit and that took some time but once I got strong enough I was able to go running whenever I felt really scared and it would make me feel so much better.

But Karen is right in suggesting counseling. Long term, that is your best bet. One type of therapy that is designed specifically for people struggling with self-harm is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). You can try googling DBT & the name of your town or nearby cities to find a qualified therapist in your area, but to get you started there are some self-help resources here: www.dbtselfhelp.com/. They are not a replacement for therapy, but can help you for a while until you can get professional help & might help you identify with the kinds of people who generally benefit from DBT.

take care,
frances

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20134
   Posted 9/20/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
dbt is very good. esp mindfulness practice. as frances has said, there a many
positive tools to help manage s/h. kind regards, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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