Hi @Kya, it’s not wrong at all to sound or feel down and you’re always more than welcome to talk about how you’re feeling, to reach out and find people who are going through similar things to yourself.
It’s so important to know you’re not alone with this and as a community we really want to help and be there for you. Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m really sorry that you’re going through such a tough time at the moment. There are some resources from Mind about how to resist the need to self-harm and some tips about doing that both in the long and short-term. You can find the short-term tips here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/helping-yourself-now/#.XcuqjSWnyEc and the long-term aids here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/helping-yourself-long-term/#.Xcuq1iWnyEc
Lifesigns is a really good resource too and very useful for helping you find new solutions: http://www.lifesigns.org.uk/
You’re obviously more than welcome to speak to us here, but talking to someone who is qualified to help you is really important too. Did you know that Samaritans don’t only talk to people who are feeling suicidal? It might be worth giving them a call if you’re feeling an urge to self-harm. TheSpiceman provided the number but here it is again - 116 123. You can of course email them too, if that’s easier, on [email protected] and if you prefer to talk via text, you can text SHOUT to 85258 to use Shout’s crisis text line.
Can I ask what sort of support you’re getting at the moment? Do you have any family nearby or are you engaged with CMHT? If you’re not, we’d really like to try and find you some additional support. If that’s of interest to you, please send us an email at [email protected]