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Do I need to seek help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2010
  • 10:32 PM

I self harm but not inthe usual way. I punch myself in the face until I become severly bruised and swollen. Then when people ask what happened I make up a story. I also punch my lower ams so people can see and I don't understand why I do it. I also have thoughts about suicide and fantasise about having an eating disorder. I have so many different, random thoughts I don't know what direction I'm going in or if there is anything actually wrong with me???

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  • I self harm but not inthe usual way. I punch myself in the face until I become severly bruised and swollen. Then when people ask what happened I make up a story. I also punch my lower ams so people can see and I don't understand why I do it. I also have thoughts about suicide and fantasise about having an eating disorder. I have so many different, random thoughts I don't know what direction I'm going in or if there is anything actually wrong with me???It would sound as if you do need to seek help. By what you are saying it sounds as if you are acting in this way to recieve some form of attention. This could be an underlying problem caused from childhood events, even events that you may not be able to recall right now. Obviously this problem can progress and become more serious, especially if you have thoughts of suicide. However, on a more positive note, it is good that you have asked this question as this indicates you realise that this behaviour is not normal nor do you have to put up with it. I think, and I'm sure you think too, that you should seek help. Contact your local healthcare provider and explain your problem. There's no need to feel ashamed or anything, what is happening to you has happened to many others. You'll most likely recieve some form of psychological counselling possibly combined with the use of drugs depending on the extent of your thoughts. Through time you'll self harm will come to a stop and all the negative thoughts will fade. Best of luck, and let us know how you get on. Take care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • or if there is anything actually wrong with me??? Something is obviously wrong. Self harming isnt normal behaviour. You really need to seek out someone to find out why you are doing all this and attention seeking to this degree
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Any idea what is wrong with me though? Is it just depression? Because I don't feel down very often abd my life is pretty good at the minute. I just can't seem to help it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • That isnt a normal depression symptom.. i was thinking possibly a personality disorder to which there are many kinds.. or even something like Asperger's. But from what you said.. i dont know which thing...
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 14, 2010
    • 02:55 PM
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