Posts tagged self harm
Posts tagged self harm
new video!! celebrities who have dealt with mental health problems
I made a video about this, please watch if you have a minute :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S2naRPf1IM&feature=relmfu
Different things work for different people, but i would definitely recommend the butterfly project. Remember not to be too hard on yourself if you relapse, quitting self harm takes time
stay strong, be brave and never give up <3
It’s going to be about famous people (dead or alive, modern or ancient) who have had mental health issues- eg Demi Lovato, Winston Churchill
so get some celebs into my ask, or tweet them to me!
idk when the video will be up, when I have a decent amount of people to make a video about i guess!
So, I’m going on holiday tomorrow, and want you all to know you are not alone and there is always someone to talk to
Helplines/ Advice/ Things I think might help
Thinking of suicide? http://people-do-care-stop-suicide.tumblr.com/
Want to self harm? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S2naRPf1IM&feature=plcp
A website that helped me personally a lot. Have a look http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Don’t let the name fool you, a great blog that offers great advice http://confessions-about-depression.tumblr.com/
Samaritans : http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_someone.aspx
If you think you’re going to harm yourself call 999 or 911 or whatever your emergency number is immediately. Suicidal actions are medical emergencies.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care:
Sufferers Helpline: 01934 710679
Parents Helpline: 01934 710645
A lovely person on twitter who you can talk to
Just thought I’d give a quick update!
Recently I made this video after hearing from lots of followers who suffer with self harm. Struggling with it myself, I thought this would be an appropriate video to make. Take a watch! (x)
For anyone who doesn’t know- I’m Alex, I’m 15, I’m suffering from depression, and my passion is raising awareness and fundraising.
If you’re reading this and not following my twitter please take a look at it! Twitter
Thanks for reading, if there is anything else, just ask
Your Mind Matters :)
please please please watch this video and spread it around! it’s only 3 minutes and could help you or a friend out
New video! ways to distract yourself from self harming
let me know what you think!
1: Get a red pen and draw on yourself
2: Hold an ice cube to the area you want to cut
3: Put plasters on your skin where you normally harm yourself
4: Use elastic bands- snap them against yourself
5: Use the 4 minute technique- say you won’t harm yourself for 4 minutes then begin again
6: Go outside and get some fresh air, away from any object that you might harm yourself with
7: Try the butterfly project (x)
8: Whack a pillow until you’re exhausted
9: Cuddle a soft toy, a pet, or even a cushion
10: Do some form of exercise
Well I suppose when I look back things kind of started when I was 13 id just started high school.. I was quite a shy person and didn’t have much confidence I’d moved from school to school due to my parents moving around for job commitments. When I started high school I knew one person a girl who lived next door and she was in my class so I had someone. Sometimes when I was in lessons I would get feelings of feeling sick which would come and go this happened during year 9 and 10.. I didn’t think much about it, it didn’t really bother me that much. During the summer of moving into year 11 we went out for a meal for my birthday, I loved going out for meals but for some reason I felt sick and couldn’t eat any of it I kept having to go out for fresh air I didn’t know what was wrong and then on a family holiday to Scotland the first week everything went fine it was great until I started to feel sick in the car one day and then after that my life seemed to change. I spent the rest of that holiday feeling sick, not being able to eat, not being able to function; i always couldn’t wait to go to sleep, I didn’t know what was wrong. Once we got in the car to make the journey back home I felt fine the sickness had kind of disappeared. Anyway once we got back the sickness started again so I was referred to CAMHS. I had seen people from CAMHS in the past so I was used to the people there. I was diagnosed with Anxiety and Emetophobia (fear of vomit) aged 15. I never used to go a day without feeling sick/anxious, anything from walking down the street and stepping outside the house. Obviously going into year 11 this was my big year for GCSE’s so they put it down to stress (I don’t know what triggered it off, but I don’t feel it was stress) My school dealt with it very well changed my class rooms, my own room for exams and I had a teacher I could talk too. Home life was fine too it was place of security I felt so safe sometimes probably to safe that I didn’t want to leave. I got back into the habit of going to school even though sometimes on the school bus or in lessons I would feel sick but I would always carry my trusty extra strong mints around with me to help stop the sickness. One big thing I wasn’t able to do however was go on holiday or even eat out for meals that petrified me and I used to love going out for meals it was one of my favourite things to do. It got awkward when your friends or family would go out for meals and you would be the only one there struggling to eat I just couldn’t physically swallow any food. I lost a lot of weight that year and basically lived off nibbles of food and lucozade sport, I don’t know if I was afraid of eating as because I felt sick I was afraid of being sick so logic told me if you don’t eat you can’t be sick. Anyway I got through year 11 and gain 11 GCSEs 3 C’s and the rest B’s I was so proud. I still felt sick every day… I used to say some people would love to win the lottery … I would love to go a day without feeling sick. I got into 6th form and everything was fine until the May I suppose this was leading up to exams my anxiety came back and worse this time … I wouldn’t get out of bed I was so anxious but yet very depressed and I would get nasty thoughts in my head about ways to end my life and the self-harm started. So back up to CAMHS it was but I never told them about my self-harm afraid they would tell my parents. After numerous sessions my psychologist had to leave and that was it kind of it I was booted out the door.. Luckily the depressive symptoms went and I was just left with the anxiety which I suppose was apart of my life now. So it got to year 13 my last and best year of school. I met an amazing boyfriend he gave me so much confidence and I got over eating out in public, I went on holiday with him, I turned 18, I left school it was such an amazing year :) perfect in fact. My anxiety had basically gone because with his help I pushed myself to overcome certain fears where I knew my anxiety would be present such as eating out, being away from home, being on a plane. I became stronger. I’m nearly 20 now and a couple of months ago me and my boyfriend split up and back came the depression but funnily enough my anxiety seems to have gone. The depression wasn’t great in fact losing him was awful my best friend and my everything. It was back to horrible thoughts in my head and self-harm but I am now seeing light at the end of the tunnel and it was just another down in my life which I suppose makes us human. I’m lucky I have something to focus on when I left school nearly two years ago I applied for a university course which I was passionate about and I got a place and I’m two years through my course now Mental Health Nursing :) to give something back and to help others I couldn’t be more passionate about anything else. I hope when you read this you see recovery is possible and also living with the experience of a mental health problem. You just have to push yourself and you get stronger it can get easier xxxx