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I'm 15, and since March I've been cutting my arms, and hips. It's gotten worse in the last 2 months, and I can't stop. I' not doing it to get attention or because it's a new "fad." I'm so scared. I was wondering am I the only one whose doing this? and how can I stop? I don't want to talk to a counceler, or my parents, I'd be so ashamed if anyone found out. please help.

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Hun, I know first hand the effects of cutting as I do it myself when things are bad, is there any reason why it has gotten bad? I have never told my mum about my cutting but she has seen it and has figured out that's what it was, hun cutting doesn't solve whatever you're going through trust me, I know it seems like it helps but it is a short term solution to a long term problem.

You may not want to talk to anyone about it but it is for the best, they can help you through the bad times and help you to realise that cutting isn't a good option for what you're going through.

Hun I know you're scared and you are not the only one who does it, I have many scars on my arms from doing it, there is nothing to be ashamed about either, ppl may not understand why you do it, but that's why you need to talk with someone so you can tell them what is going on.

Don't let this get out of control hun, you are worth so much more than this, and whether you want to or not, I would highly reccommend that you do speak to someone about it, trust me it will help.

Stay safe sweet


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Hey Freyish. Cutting is a very difficult thing to deal with, I know. I want you to know that you are not alone with that. Alot of people do cut for alot of different reasons. I was a cutter at your age as well. Although you don't want to tell your parents, it would help you. You don't want to go through this alone. And Allysa is right- you don't want to let this get out of control. She's also right in saying that it's nothing to be ashamed of. In this day and age, things are very stressful, and that's why you should tell your parents and maybe they can help you to find out why you;re cutting.
I hope you can get things figured out and feel better


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freyish, you might get some more replies on this topic in the Support Groups forum, so I'm going to move this topic there, okay? There's also a few different posts on cutting and how to stop cutting that might help you that'll I'll link you.

See you in Support Groups!

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