Hi, I’m new.  I’m not really sure what to do.  My pastor linked me to this page as an outlet and to try and receive some support.  I’ve been injuring myself for almost 10 years now.  It’s such a struggle for me when I get overwhelmed.  I don’t feel like I have anyone I can talk to without getting admonished or ostracized.  I’ve tried taking anti depressants, and they don’t really help much.  It does take me longer to get to the point of needing to injure, though.  I’ve tried to stop injuring several times, but it always ends up being replaced by a worse habit.  I’ve ended up injuring myself in less direct ways.  I hide it everyday from my family and friends.  I finally told my in-laws last summer, and they had me talk to my pastor at church.  It helped to have someone to talk to and to diffuse the situation, but now I’ve moved away and I don’t know anyone here well enough to open up to them.  I feel so trapped and overwhelmed.  I don’t want to injure because I’ve been told that if anyone ever found out that they could take my daughter away from me.  She’s my world, and my life would be over if that happened.  It just gets to the point where I can’t stop myself and it just happens.  I’m so scared and I don’t know what to do…