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    I struggle with the urge to self harm and I feel suicidal almost 2 times a week. I have bpd (borderline personality disorder) anxiety and major depressive disorder. Scarlet is not my real name though
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    Hi Scarlet,

    Thank you for coming to us for support - we are here to help you through this. I'm sorry to hear about what you've gone through recently; I can't imagine how hard it must be for you, but I'm glad that you're reaching out to others. You will get through this

    From what you've said, it sounds like you're in crisis at the moment. Can I ask if you have a plan to take your own life? I know that it may not seem like it now, but it's okay to feel like this and these feelings may pass. We are here for you and you are not alone. Just incase you need it, here's some useful info:

    UK: The Samaritans - 116 123 (This is a 24/7 service)
    USA: NSPL - 1-800-273-8255 (This is a 24/7 service)
    This link will give you a list of all crisis lines worldwide:
    https://www.befrienders.org

    You can also call your doctor or go to any emergency department and ask for help. There's an app I can recommend called Stay Alive https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/f...tay-alive-app/ - it has safety plans to keep you safe and loads of info. Would you be able to let us know if you're safe or not, please? We care about you here at DTL.

    Also, are you getting any help at the moment from your doctor? If not, I think it would be really helpful for you to get some support from a professional. Here are some support guides that you might find helpful atm:

    https://www.ditchthelabel.org/15-safer-alternatives-to-self-harm/
    https://www.ditchthelabel.org/9-prac...mental-health/
    https://www.ditchthelabel.org/25-way...ice-self-care/
    https://www.ditchthelabel.org/improve-mental-health/
    https://www.ditchthelabel.org/10-min...-to-your-life/

    Do get back in touch with us soon to let us know you're safe. We can help you through this. Stay strong, Scarlet.

    -Monsoon
    Last edited by Monsoon; 14-07-2020, 08:47 AM.

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        I am safe for now but I just can't talk about my feelings any tips?

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            And I don't really have a plan yet plus all of my medication is locked up and I am13

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                Hi Scarlet. I am glad to hear that you're safe and that you don't have a plan. Did you have a chance to look at the Stay Alive app? This is really useful for people who are feeling suicidal. Can I ask, if your medication wasn't locked up, would you then make a plan? We really care about your safety here at DTL and we want to make sure that you get through this.

                With your feelings, there are many ways that you can express them without having to actually speak to people - is that what you mean when you say you can't talk about them? We have a really good article about keeping track of your mental health which you can read here: https://www.ditchthelabel.org/9-prac...mental-health/. Why don't you go through that and see if there is anything you fancy trying? A lot of people like keeping a diary because when they've written down their thoughts and feelings, it can help to give them less power. Let me know what you think.

                Stay strong, Scarlet. You're doing really well and I know you can get through this.

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