Posts by Betsy

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  • been a while

    Hi all, I haven’t been around for a while. I graduated in October 2008 from SAFE in Denton, Texas. Although the program ended early for me because no one else was coming in, I have been doing well. I haven’t SIed for 1 year and 4 months which is a new record for me. My…

  • waiting

    I don’t know what to do anymore.  My mom has been in the hospital again and my dad has been at home with me not helping around the house.  I am getting extra stress put on me because I have to do everything around the house and go to a program I am in throughout…

  • giving up

    I went to SAFE from September to October 2009. I did well for a long time with no SI. Now I am having lots of trouble. It started because of a treatment agreement my treatment team made up. Now its anytime either one of my parents gets mad at me I SI. I stopped at…

  • realization

    I found out  the other night one reason why I self-injure.  I had been a no self-harm streak since July.  Well on Sunday my dad who is a rather loud man got angry at my mom and me.  I discovered that anytime my mom or I get yelled at by my dad, I self-injure.  I…

  • Having a little trouble

    I have been SI free for over a month now.  It hasn’t been easy but I have made it.  Right now the problem is if someone around or near me talks about SI or anything that is violent or jokes around and talks about ending their lives, then I get down and I don’t want to…

  • I don’t understand my therapist at all. Yesterday(Monday) I went in to review DBT homework with her. I gave her my DBT diary card which plainly said I self-harmed last week and showed I was feeling suicidal. All she did was go over the homework, then said if I need to call her or my…

  • don’t know what to do anymore

    I am a former patient of SAFE.  I was a patient from Mid October until Mid November.  Recently I had been in a mental health program and due to some circumstances which were not my fault and my fault.  I don’t have a clean slate of no self-injury anymore lets just say, I had to…

  • update

    Hi, I graduated from SAFE on November 13th. It is now March 16th and I have been out for 4 months now and have had my struggles here and there, but have been keeping in touch with my friends from SAFE. I want to thank all the staff who got me through when I was…

  • more urges lately

    I have been back since November 14. I am already having more and more urges. I have no idea why. I drove by the drug store yesterday and wanted to buy my tool of choice. I picked up another tool in my house today and quickly put it down and did my first log since…

  • what else can I do

    I am still having a little trouble after being home for almost a month tomorrow with SI urges.  I haven’t given in.  I have been using my SI logs, my negative thinking logs, and writing in my journal.  I am having trouble when left alone home.  I am also having trouble with a certain family…