I haven’t used this website in way too long. I have been self harming, and wanting to, for a while now, about a month I think. A friend of mine who is like a little sister to me has started self harming, and I hate it that I can’t help her in the right way. I’m not going to try and get her to stop, but I want her to get better. I can tell her coping mechanisms that are safe, but I can’t change what she’s doing to herself. And all week I’ve been dreaming and fantasizing about self harming again. And the bad part is that no matter how hard I try and stop myself, or distract myself, or pretend that I’m fine, I’ll end up relapsing again.
There should be an AA equivalent for people who self harm.