Posts by balletfreak

This is a “trigger-free” site. Please do not use language containing graphic descriptions of Self Injurious behaviors. Words such as self injury, self harm, and the initials S.I. will be approved. Be mindful of swear words which are inappropriate and offensive to minors and others. This site is monitored and anyone found to continually violate these conditions will be removed from this entire blog site. Please follow S.A.F.E. A LTERNATIVES’ philosophy and help us maintain a “trigger-free” blog. Thank you.

If you have thoughts of suicide call: 911, 800 – SUICIDE (784-2433), or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • Relapse

    I started self injuring around 6 years ago and soon after went through the S.A.F.E. adolescent program back when it was in Texas. I never COMPLETELY stopped injuring, but i was doing it very very infrequently (once or twice a year). Recently after a bad bout of depression i have had a relapse. In the…

  • Research help!

    I used to SI and am now writing an essay for school on SI and how it relates to addiction, but i am having trouble finding sources. I can find information about SI and information about addiction, but not how they relate. Any suggestions?

  • Regretting my decision

    I am doing something called the IB diploma and one of the requirements is that we write a 4000 word research paper.  Since im taking psychology this year i decided to do mine on self injury.  I used to self injure and occasionally still do but not often enough that i thought it would interfere…

  • Trying to move on

    ok so this kinda stinks but it gets my point across The scars have faded but the memories remain constant I want to say im better want to say im cured but deep down im scared scared of failing scared of moving on I know im better now but it still feels like im slipping…

  • Its getting so hard

    I went to s.a.f.e. almost a year and a half ago, and haven’t si’d at all in over six months. I would go weeks at a time without even thinking about si, and even then most of the time i didnt consider doing it, i was just thinking about all that i had been through….

  • What should i do?

    Im increadibly angry with my therapist right now. She recommended a doctor to me, so my parents made me an appointment. I feel that she misinformed me and my parents about what this doctor was supposed to do. I realize that it is not her job to reccomend doctors and tell me what the do,…

  • I feel so alone

    My little brother is in the hospital, he went in yesterday, and today he had his appendix removed. I was really scared for him he’s only 11. My parents have been at the hospital all day and after school my little sister walked from my moms house to my mom’s friends house and stayed there…

  • Sometimes i think. . .

    that maybe my therapist keeps telling me more things that are wrong with me just to keep me coming back okay so i dont actually think that, but last week she actually used the words i had been dreading to hear “binge eating disorder” i guessed that i might have it almost three years ago,…

  • Just Thinking. . .

    If SI is a choice, then why are we being pushed to stop. isnt it our choice. I dont want to stop. I feel like crap and SI helps me feel better. Its not hurting anyone except me, so why should i stop. Its not worth it to me.

  • I’m slipping

    Yesterday I si’d for the second time this week. I havent done it twice in a week since probobly october or november.  Im scared and lonely and i cant tell anyone because im afraid they’ll make me go back to the hospital. I want to get better. I really do. Nothing is going wrong in…