***TRIGGER WARNING*** So....I just cut myself for the first

***TRIGGER WARNING*** So....I just cut myself for the first time....I don't know what to do anymore. I feel guilty that I did it, especially since my best friend was begging me not to. I'm ashamed of doing it. I don't want to tell my parents since they are the root cause of it all. What should I do? I really want to kill myself. I have dermatillomania ( skin picking) aswell. Help?

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Error101's picture
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Dec 31

Do not feel bummed. It happens, but it goes to show that you just have to develop a better strategy for the moment it happens again. Stay positive, do not think about yourself. Think of something else and distract by coloring, doling, repeating the lyrics to a song. Anything for the moment when self harm comes into play. Best of luck and remember you aren't alone. I also pick my skin. But I feel people like us have a unique gift. Do not see it as a curse. <|=) happy new year

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[115]
Feb 17

I'm a picker, but I've been struggling with cutting and being suicidal for many years too. My parents are my single greatest trigger too. It's better now than it had been (hope you are doing better too!!) because of some family counseling. If you're interested in trying to be more open with them you should try the love letter technique. Just google love letter technique and you will find it. It's a bunch of prompts to get an honest discussion going and you and your parents will get to express what's been weighing on you and it ends in a really good place of love and forgiveness. Just a suggestion but it worked like a miracle for me and my mom.

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TryingToGetThere's picture
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May 13

I have been in nearly the same position. I didn't want to tell my parents because I was afraid it was going to make things worse. I ended up opening up to a teacher and the school counselors and have been getting help. My parents are still stressing me out, but they ended up helping me see a counselor because they did not want me to commit suicide. Please don't continue cutting, go to your friend. It sounds like they care, and trying to get rid of the scars does not help AT ALL with derma.

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