Ok so ever since early childhood ive had sort of an obsession with causing myself harm I really dont consider any of what happened before the summer after 8th grade self harm since i didnt do it to cope, i did it for fun at first
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But even though each relapse gets harder to overcome, we all can pull it together and stop hurting ourselves Remember you r not alone Tu non es solus! Tu numquam es solus!
I'm sorry that you're having this ongoing issue with self-harm. However, this is just way outside of what we can handle here at Scarleteen. Our focus is on sexuality, sexual health, and relationships, and we need to stick to that. This just isn't what we're best equipped to handle.
I know you mentioned a while back that you were going to see a therapist soon; that's really the best place to go with this sort of concern. If you haven't mentioned your self-harm habits to your therapist I'd encourage you to do that as soon as you can, and if you have I'd mention that you're still struggling with it so the two of you can work on a new approach that might be more effective.
I've edited out some of the detail in your post that is graphic enough that it could easily be triggering to other users here. In addition, asking other people to share experiences of self-harm is really not a healthy way to approach dealing with the issue; sharing strategies to cope with the impulse to self-harm is one thing, but sharing stories of the harm itself is not going to create a safe environment, which is what we want to encourage here.
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