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My name is diana. i have this issue with cutting. ive been in the hospital almost 3 times, and in rehab almost 5 times. the reason i cut is because of stress. im 13 turning 14 in a month. My boyfriend is a total jackass. My parents are always against me. My big brother LUIS is 18 and hes the perfect student. He gets straight A's in school. I do average. Hes always rubbing it in my face. I started cutting when i was 10. I did it because my parents got divorced and alot of pressure in school. I was always the shadow in my family. My Cousin MICHELLE is 16 and ever since i was little her mom [My Aunt] used to tell me that i sucked and i was ugly, that she wished i would die, and why couldnt i be pretty like my cousin. The thing was that i was the prettier one [Not being modest]. She doesnt have body i do! Friends would encourage it rather then stop it. My boyfriend always tells me to stop but i cant. Last year i went 7 months without doing it. My aunt finally started accepting me. I had become very religious. Then i got back with my ex[current boyfriend] and everything went downhill from there. My boyfriend also was the cause of me not going to church. My boyfriend wasn't the only problem. Friends were turning on me. Now Im Scared Because Last time i cut my arm but until i cut my vein. Is Going too far. Can I trust in you guys to help me quite? or give me advice or something? Please help

Blondie Boo

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Hi Diana.
I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. I can't offer much in the way of help, except to say that I have experience Self Injuring (cutting) and I successfully quit several years ago. Here are some hotlines that can provide you with confidential, trustworthy advice. Hope this helps.
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The HELPline
(305) 358-HELP (4357)
Teen Talk Line
(305) 377-TALK (8255)
Children & Youth Behavioral Hotline
(305) 358-HELP (4357)


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Diana: do you have any member of your family you can turn to for support? You say your parents are "always against you." Can you fill us in more on what you mean by that? Are you safe at home?

As well, as I suggested in your other post, can you consider that the way your boyfriend has been manipulating you and trying to sexually coerce you is likely part of the problem here, and that getting away from him might help a lot?

When you were hospitalized, were you not given any follow-ups in terms of therapy and other resources?

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They Always Take Other Peoples Side. No My Parents Dont Hit Me Or Anything. Yes I have follow ups every 2 months or so.

Blondie Boo

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Hi Diana,
It does sound like you're under alot of stress at the moment. It can be awful to feel like everyone is against you. I think it was very strong of you to have gone 7 months without cutting last year.

You dont have to deal with all of this alone. Are there any friends you can talk with? Are you due for a therapy follow-up soon?

And what are your thoughts about ending things with the boyfriend?

Try calling the hotlines that pyro-angel gave you. Even if you call when you're wanting to cut yourself, they can talk with you about why and maybe give you some strategies to use other than cutting.

Take care

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."

Audre Lorde

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