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What's wrong with me?

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  • Posted By: cherry.xDD
  • May 21, 2008
  • 07:54 AM

Hi!

I'm new here.. If i say something that's wrong or what.. Please let me know ok.. Thank you so much!!

Ehh, i have this habit.. Each time, i'm very upset or my parents scold till very bad.. Or my friends back-step me.. It's like people treat me bad.. I will begin to abuse myself.. It started since Mar this year. I felt that i started to be more emotional..

At times i cried so much.. At times i want to cry but i will end up laughing to myself.. I don't what's wrong with me.. But i'm sure that i kept abusing myself.. I not sure what's wrong with me..

Can anyone tell me this?
Thanks!

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  • First of all, let me say that I think it is wonderful that you posted your question and are seeking advice and let me just say that there is nothing "wrong" with you. I'm not sure how old you are, but self-injurious behavior is a fairly common way in which individuals handle extreme emotions (sadness, anger, etc.). It essentially gives the individual a means of channeling their frustration while avoiding the cause (frustration with friends, family, etc.). Although it is fairly common, it is a bad habit because it can lead to severe self-harm. From your post, it is obvious that you can tell what the triggers that cause your behavior are. Now it is just a matter of learning how to manage the triggers in a less self-destructive way. You are on the right track by seeking advice via this post, but I think it would be most beneficial to you to speak with someone in person. I would recommend speaking with someone you completely trust and know well(parent, friend, community member, teacher, etc.), or if you would be more comfortable with a little more anonymity you can always speak with a physician, counselor, or therapist. There are also 24-hour hotlines available. In the meantime, when you feel your frustration coming on, try to distract yourself in a healthy way, whether it's by taking part in an activity you enjoy, going for a run, screaming into a pillow, etc. Most importantly, if you feel that you can speak openly with your friends and family about your habit, you may be able to work together to help reduce your triggers. Best of luck to you.
    GD2005 61 Replies Flag this Response
  • So sorry to hear about your struggles! Try here: http://www.selfinjury.org/
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try to confide in your school couselor and see if they will see you once a week. Try to take up a wonderful hobby and become passionate about it. You don't want to go down this road for your entire life.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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