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    I am placement at the moment and everything that could go wrong is going wrong. My mind is clouded and I just want to cut but past experience tells me that it isn't a wise decision. I don't know what to do, I feel like giving in. I have so much uni work to do and just want to sleep. Any advice or should I just self harm again? I can't cope! I want to make myself sick just so I don't have to go to placement
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    I don't think anyone will condone you self harming again, that IS NOT a wise decision to make. It will only make you feel worse afterwards. Just try and keep yourself distracted, maybe see a friend? But tomorrow you should go to your tutors and get some advice because you're not coping well and your tutors may take this into consideration by possibly giving you extentions on work.

    Keep strong, please.
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    Quit the placement?
    Talk to the people running it/GP/a counicllor/anyone else you can find in person?
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    I get the feeling that you don't want to self harm. So don't, it really is as simple as that. I know how the urge feels. I haven't in nearly 3 years now, but that doesn't mean I still don't get the urges.

    The difference NOW is, I know I don't WANT to do it, I KNOW the urge is temporary and ultimately I have a choice.

    So do you.

    Think about it, Are there any changes that you can make, or that you can arrange to be made, to make your current situation easier and more bearable. Admitting you're struggling isn't weak or failing, you fail when you don't try.

    If you DO slip up and cut again, try not to beat yourself up about it, see it as a slip up, a one off, take responsibility for it and make the decision not to for the future. Don't get yourself into a viscious cycle of guilt cutting
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    I'm clueless on the whole subject but I suggest you take a run to get some endorphins flowing in your brain, then get some sleep. Sleep for as long as you need to; you'll feel much better afterwards.

    But whatever you do, try to resist cutting again. It's incredibly easy to say this, not being in your position. If you can, speak to people around you. Call friends, family, tell them how you feel. It helps to talk. There are a bunch of specialist numbers out there you could call and get some real advice.

    Good luck!
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    Look at your problems calmly and analytically and write down whats wrong, and what you can reasonably do to correct stuff.
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    I don't know how to help but I wish I could :hugs: I've heard of people using ice cubes on their skin instead of cutting? You get the pain but no lasting damage - and this way you can kinda 'wean' yourself away from it.

    Sorry, I don't have any great advice but I didn't want you to think that no-one cares.




    P.s. your medical records are confidential
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    Well I used to cut alot in the past as a way of dealing with things.

    Cutting is for the weak? Well perhaps..I was pretty weak in the mind and found it hard to cope and for some reason cutting made things easier, for a while anyway. It's a temporary solution for a permanent problem. So you need to sort it out some how.

    For some people who wonder why people cut. For me it was because I was so upset and frustrated and because I couldn't take it out elsewhere..or at least I wasn't thinking straight enough to come up with a solution, my punching bag was basically me. And doing that actually did kind of relieve me of everything for a while and of course that becomes addictive etc etc.

    And people make the argument that you need to think rationally and it's as simple as that. But for me anyway I was in a clinical state of depression and it's not easy thinking about anything rationally because your mind is just messed up. When having to go downstairs to make some food makes you want to cry you know you're kinda ****ed.

    Anyway..believe me, it's not fun going around in long sleeves during the summer.

    Go get some proper help from a GP or a councillor and good luck!
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    Where have you got the idea that if your problem is on your medical record that it will affect your future employment.

    Your medical record and ANYTHING you tell the GP is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL
    there is NO WAY that a prospective employer could see it.

    So, now you have no excuse for seeing the GP
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    I am placement at the moment and everything that could go wrong is going wrong. My mind is clouded and I just want to cut but past experience tells me that it isn't a wise decision. I don't know what to do, I feel like giving in. I have so much uni work to do and just want to sleep. Any advice or should I just self harm again? I can't cope! I want to make myself sick just so I don't have to go to placement
    Hi OP,

    Sorry to hear you're having such a tough time on your placement. You mention that everything is going wrong and you feel like giving in - I'm sorry things are so bad that you feel this desperate. You seem to have recognised yourself that cutting isn't the best way of dealing with your situation and feelings, but I can understand that you're at the end of your tether and struggling to cope.

    It sounds like you could benefit from talking to someone who will listen and won't judge you. Would you consider calling the Samaritans? Their details can be found here: http://www.samaritans.org/ If you don't feel able to speak to them on the phone, you can email them or text them and they will usually respond within a few hours.

    I'm going to close this thread now, not because we don't care or we don't want to listen to you, but because we are not in the best position to help you and sometimes people post dangerous advice or make insensitive comments. The Samaritans are really great at listening and offering support. Please give them a call. Alternatively, the Samaritans can call you with your permission if you feel unable to call them. If you would like me to ask them to call you, please PM me
 
 
 
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