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Need to stop self-harming

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How do I stop self harming I am so addicted dro ot my arms and legs are covered in marks what do I fo now


Hi there!
Firstly, welcome, and thank you for reaching out. We understand that it can be challenging to open up about your feelings, and we want you to know that your courage is genuinely appreciated. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed, and seeking help is a strong and positive step forward.
Life can sometimes feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and it’s normal to experience ups and downs. If you are feeling low or anxious, remember that you have the right to access medical help. Talking to a doctor or a mental health professional can provide you with the support and treatment you need. It’s important to have a network of family and friends around you; they can offer comfort and understanding during tough times.
Additionally, there are many resources available that can help. If you are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, Pieta offers specialised support. For more general mental health concerns, Jigsaw and Aware provide valuable services tailored to young people. These organisations can offer you guidance and support to help you navigate your feelings.
If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know right now, you can always reach out to the Childline Team. We are available 24 hours a day, every day, to listen and support you. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or through Messenger at by clicking on the purple chat icon. Our service is non-judgmental and confidential, ensuring you can share your thoughts and feelings openly.
Remember, you are never alone. We are here to support you and explore your options with you. Your well-being is important, and there are many people and resources ready to help you through this.
Look after yourself and remember, you don’t have to go through anything on your own, ever!

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