Karyn (ittybittyme) wrote in self_injury,

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Hi everybody,

I am 20 years old and have been si free for about 4 years now. I started si'ing when I was 13 and got help when I was 16. I have been successful with my recovery (besides like, one slip-up a year). I am a junior in college and studying to be a nurse. This semster has just been really very stressful for me. I always have a ton of work to do, feel imcompetent at clincal and one of my clinicals/classes is psych which I am having a hard time handling. Anyways, I cracked on sunday and cut a few times. I just don't really know what to do. I am not sure if I should go to CAPS (counesling and psychological services) or just wait and see if my urges to si subside. Its hard to tell because sometimes I just feel terrible and cry and other times I feel fine. I just cant wait for this semester to be over. I am glad that there is a community like this where one can vent. I cant do it in my own journal as my friends dont really believe in depression/si.
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Hi there. I've never spoken to a counselor about SI, but I have seen one for anxiety. Since you've had positive results from seeing someone in the past, maybe you should stop into CAPS if you still feel the urge to SI this weekend. Even if all you talk about is how overwhelmed and stressed you feel, I know how cathartic it can be just having someone there to listen. :)
i know how rought that decision can be. I am in my 1st year of college and SI and an eatting disorde have been a big part of my life for ever. I hadnt sself injured in about months but comming up here to college just stressed me out i guess. I resorted back to cutting and other behaviors (starving and purging) and yesterday i finally made the call to see soem one at our CAPS office. I htink you should make the call- i told myself that its one appointment and if it doesnt work out thats that- i mean really what else would i have dont that hr... sit on my bed listening to music.
Anyway of you need soemone to talk to im here and always looking for support too
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