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Why won't they stop

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why won’t the self harm urges and suicidal thoughts stop?


Hey there, thanks so much for getting in touch.
It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time right now, and we just want to say that it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. It’s completely understandable that you’re feeling overwhelmed by these urges and thoughts, but please know that you’re not alone in this.
Sometimes, these thoughts and feelings can feel like they’re consuming us, but it’s important to remember that they don’t define who you are. You’re stronger than you think, and there are people who care about you and want to support you through this.
If you’re ever feeling unsafe at home or if these thoughts become too much to handle, don’t hesitate to reach out to emergency services at 999 or 112. Additionally, organisations like offer 24-hour support and resources specifically for those struggling with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Have you spoken to anyone in your life about how you are feeling? A family member, friend or a teacher? You have the right to professional medical support. If you speak to your GP they will be able to guide you to the correct supports for you in your area. You may find this article helpful
You are never alone in this journey. The Childline team is here for you, 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for support and to explore your options at 1800 66 66 66 or through Messenger at
Remember, you’re stronger than you know, and there is hope for brighter days ahead.
Take care of yourself, and please reach out again for support real soon,

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