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Is it wrong to feel good when I hurt myself

Your Question

 Is it good that I think it feels good that I just cut myself?

Answer

Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.  

Thank you for your question. You have been very brave to reach out to us. 

You are asking if it is good that you think it feels good to cut yourself. It sounds like you have questions around self-harming. We would be concerned to know that anyone was self-harming, and we would encourage anyone who had thoughts of self-harm to speak to a trusted adult. This trusted adult may be a teacher, a family member, a coach, a youth worker, or your GP. 

Thoughts and feelings regarding self-harm can arise for lots of different reasons but the important thing is to get support around these thoughts and, to remember that these feelings will not last forever.  

All of us have a right to get help around feelings of self-harm. Have a look at the following website for services (free and no referral needed) offered www.pieta.ie/ and you are welcome to visit the Childline website too for more information about self-harming behaviours www.childline.ie/how-to-help-someone-you-believe-might-be-self-harming/ and www.childline.ie/self-harm/. 

Remember, you can always phone Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you if you don’t feel ready to talk to someone in your life quite yet. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our web chat service through www.childline.ie, is also available 24/7. While we will not tell you what to do, we are here to listen to and support you, and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life. We are here to help you in a way that suits you.   

Take care of yourself,  

Alex 

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