Question on cutting?
Topic: Writing on paper and burning it
May 22, 2019 / By Chanté Question:
I think i have depression. And 2 nights ago i used a pen drive and kept running it over my wrists till it bleed, then i did the same yesterday and today. How can i hide the marks on my arms so that people dont know i do this? Please dont judge, just help.
ps im a 14 year old girl
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Anstace | 4 days ago
I used to do the same thing in high school. I always wore long sleeves or lots of bracelets to cover it up. I know sometimes the sensation of physical pain is somehow comforting, but my advice to you is to find another outlet. My depression helped me discover I am a great sketch artist, and I love to write. Once I had another outlet for my emotions my self destructive behavior fell by the way side.
Next time you get the urge to hurt yourself get a pen and paper and write down everything in your head. Don't worry about spelling or grammar, just let it all out of your head. You would be surprised how much relief comes from letting all your emotions out on paper. You don't even have to keep it, burn it when you're done if you like. Just give it a try.
Hope that helps <3
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HIDING the wounds would not be HELPING you. So I won't tell you how to hide them.
Get in contact with KUTO (Kids Under Twenty One) and speak with a counselor there. It's free and anonymous to call. There are tons of programs out there to help people with depression. Why not speak with your parents about getting in to see a therapist? Therapy and medication CAN and DO help. There's no shame in using it. I used medication and therapy when I was younger when I went through a depressing stage in my life. Most people do or will at some point.
Cutting is a horrible thing. It does not help you in any way, just enables you to cover up and ignore what the real problem is. The more you cut, the more you usually feel like you have to cut, and the deeper you feel you have to cut. There have been cases where people cut clear to the bone, through tendons and all, and don't care. They just need more because they never cared enough about themselves to seek the help they needed.
If you cannot love the situation you are in at this moment in your life at least love yourself enough to seek out help.
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not judging... I know how depression feels. You really should seek help for this because if you are clinically depressed the feelings will not go away. Cutting is only a temporary fix.
as far as hiding the marks the only thing I can think to tell you is wear long sleeve shirts... and not to cut there...
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ok, so are you doing it cos u like the pain, or is it a grounding mechanism? i used to cut a lot and after talking through the reasons why i did it, my therapist advised that i put an elastic band round my wrist and snap it against my skin, as it gives a sharp pain, but wont put you at risk of opening a vein.
and im gonna say the same as every1 else now, you really need to talk to somebody if you feel depressed, even if its not a doctor...... perhaps a teacher, or a friends parent, someone you can trust.
hope you feel better though hun. :)
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cutting is only a way of getting attention. if you are depressed talk to an adult you can trust, dont cut yourself. in a few years, you will look back and see how stupid cutting really is
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Originally Answered: Im still cutting?
Instead of a razor, put a rubber band around your wrist. Don’t overdo it!
Buy a punching bag and/or work out daily.
Write the names of people you care about where you usually cut.
Try the Butterfly Project
Find something (inanimate!) that you can draw on/rip/etc.
Something like a doll… Not a baby because that’s weird o.O
Or copy a picture of someone. Type into Google a star’s name and edit their picture.
Also not a baby o.O
Or you can just completely draw it from scratch. With the computer or on paper.
Make them look how you see yourself. (Cuts/Burns/Bruises)
Work hard on it!
You can email it to me if you’d like. I’d love to see your artwork.
The picture is solely for seeing what you do. But if you get a doll, it can also make you feel like you have something to take care of.
Make a pact with a friend in a similar situation. Like if you have a friend with an eating disorder tell them you won’t cut if they start eating right.
Make goals for yourself.
When no one’s home preferably o.O
Get out of the house. Meet people. Make friends. Don’t isolate yourself.
Make yourself laugh.
Dance. Sing. Express yourself.
You can do it =]
You can also call 1-800-273-TALK
Or visit www.yourlifeyourvoice.org
You can talk to a counselor here:
I’m no professional, but you can email me if you'd like to talk.
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Watch my video.
Write love on your arms. Don’t be a victim.