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13 Aug 2006

PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE
Hey Cybershrink I need an alternative way of coping.I'm overly sensitive to what people say and I get so angry with myself that I just cut.I went in for stiches the other day because I cut a vein on my wrist and now my parents took away my blade but I don't think because i'm too angry so I just pick up a knife a cut away.I don't think I want to die I mean life sucks but i'm scared of dying.I'm also bullimic and I can't ever break the habit so I don't know.I'm supposed to get my matric this year but i'm -|- ing up my life and I feel to shit to fix it, already on happy pills!
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CyberShrink

01 Jan 0001

If you'll check the achives of this forum, you'll find that I've often written about aspcts of self-cutting before --- search for items re Cutting, self-mutilation, and so on. In my researches years back, I found that self-cutting may be related to disliking oneself, but usually is not about wanting to be dead. It also often overlaps with eating disorders like Bulimia. Happy pills alone aren't the answer --- you need to see a good local psychotherapist for assessment and counselling / therapy, to help you to gain control over this and to find better ways of adapting.
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