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    (Trigger) Am I Self Harming?
    An_261648 posted:
    I have recently been having a hard time with life in general, and have been having an especially hard time dealing with stress. I have been wondering whether what I have been doing to my self is self harm.

    This part is very descriptive and could be a trigger.

    I will often bang my head against walls, hit myself in my stomach, and bite at my arms when I am either in a stressful situation or I am angry at myself or somebody else. Lately I have been very angry at myself, and cannot stop thinking that I am an awful person. This anger often happens when I have been thinking about death. I do not actually plan to kill myself or another person, I just can't stop thinking about what would happen if I did. When this does happen, I get extremely angry at myself, because I think that I am a freak or that I am "messed-up". I'm sorry if I'm ranting a little. I really just want to know whether what I have been doing would be considered self harm.
    slik_kitty responded:
    yes that is self harm. have you had any changes in your life recently? a therapist can help you deal with this. welcome to the board.
    demissio responded:
    Sorry to hear your struggles right now. You must stop hurting yourself. Perhaps, seeing a therapist will help. You need to seek help, before things get worse. Please keep us updated, i will love to hear another part of your story, hope it will goes well the next time you will post.
    ubbabubba replied to demissio's response:
    Thank you so much! I am on a new medication to help with my mood, unfortunately, I cannot see a therapist until April. I have been feeling much better, though, thanks!
    demissio replied to ubbabubba's response:
    how i hope all will be better for you. keep us updated when you can.

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