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When you decide you want to recover from self-harming, it’s important that you at least have a support network around you, as it could be difficult and too much to handle on your own. You might have someone you really trust, or it might be you look to going to your GP about it.
Whatever you chose to do, it’s got to be for YOU. If you do it for someone else, there’s more chance you’re not going to fully want to recover.
Recovery won’t be easy, there will be relapses, and slip ups that will probably make you feel like you’re failing and that you’re no good. But we need to remember that tomorrow is a new day, a new day to start again. If you keep this optimistic thought within, you’ll feel more positive about recovering. Maybe it’s telling yourself: ”I am worth it, and I can recover, I may fall but I will stand up and continue to fight”, with this in mind, you’ll be more determined and motivated to get through another day.
There’s a few tips you can try, to either distract you, or help you recover:
That’s just a few tips that can help you along the way. You can even talk to a friend, talk to the Samaritans, or even talk to TESS (for women) and CALM (for men).
Remember, slipping up and self-harming whilst recovering is normal, you’re not a failure, you’re not stupid, and you’re not worthless. You can do this!
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