Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I started to self injure when I was about 14. So twenty years later, it is something that is really not something I am compelled to do. I just wanted to let you know that it is something that you can overcome. However, I would be lying if I said it was easy. I have found that the main reasons why I did it were a buildup of intense emotion. There ARE positive ways for a person to release those feelings. I have found help in talking. As human beings we can be SO strong, overcome great adversity and keep getting the chance to start over every morning. Never underestimate yourselves. You have setbacks, but then the next day you can start again. Never beat yourself up if you've had a setback. If you don't love yourself right now you will find plenty of people that do, and I am sure some of them are here on these message boards. If you end it then you don't get any second chance to change your mind and be glad you've had a chance to live a happy life. You may thank yourself in the end, because I did. I came close to dying a couple of times. Had I succeeded I wouldn't have had the chance to be happy. Don't cheat yourselves out of a future. You are worth so much more than that. I know it sounds corny, but things really can change. I didn't think they could myself, but I was WRONG.
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