Managing the Urge to Self Harm

If you are currently self-harming and don’t know what to do when you get the urge to self-harm give these alternatives a try:

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1. Exercise. 

2.  Put on plasters where you want to hurt yourself. 

3.  Draw on yourself with washable red marker-then take a shower and wash away your pain.

4. Scribble on sheets of paper.

5.  Write poetry.

6.  Cuddle with a stuffed toy.

7.  Be with other people.

8.  Watch a favorite TV show.

9.  Use a stress ball. 

10. Try using an Acupuncture ring or bracelet.

11.  Make your own list of things to do instead of S.I.

12.  Buy a punching  bag (with gloves) Name it.  Then, have a visit with Bob when you need to.

13.  Snap a rubber band  (hair band) on your wrist.

14. Tell yourself “I don’t deserve to feel any pain”.

15.  Let yourself cry.

16. Listen to music (non-triggering).

17.  Meditate.  Track your breathing.

18.  Call up a friend and catch up.

19. Go somewhere very public.

20. Talk to someone close to you that you trust.

Remember we are always here to help you – just click on the need help button on the screen. You are not alone.

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