Sheila shares addictive technique that helped her stop the urge to cut herself
You know, the world’s not always a bloody lovely place. Sometimes you feel down. Sometimes you feel like s**t and you really don’t know why. Of course, we don’t all have good ways of dealing with the stress that can cause, and all too often, that can lead to self-harm. If you’ve got young ones who need help with this, or even if you do too, just know there are loads of avenues that can help. And that’s why we reckon we should show you the way this sheila’s managed to overcome the desire to self-harm.
Rightio, so first up here, we’re not counsellors or psychologists at Ozzy Man Reviews and we don’t have all the answers. We just know what we’ve heard and that’s that self-harm – which can occur in a multitude of ways – isn’t necessarily about suicide, so if you know someone who’s in that moment, it might not be as dire as it seems.
Having said that, it’s not ideal and it’s not a sustainable and long-term way to deal with pain, stress, or feelings of frustration. Of course, just stopping isn’t necessarily easy, but it can be done. One young lass who reckons she’s got it under control uses the online handle of a-better-m-e.
She reckons that her therapist gave her the idea of drawing on herself instead of cutting and that even though she had some difficulty at first, it’s a pretty therapeutic way to deal with the desire to harm herself.
You know what, we can’t say we’ve felt like everyone in this position, but we kinda get it. Colouring in and creating art is always a bloody grouse way to chill out and find some zen. That’s why we were pretty stoked to see that some other good Samaritan saw this post and then proffered the idea of Zentangle: a type of art that requires no skill or training.
From the looks of it, it looks like it’s pretty bloody relaxing on its own. Anyway, we’re not trying to force anyone’s hand or anything, but if this is something you reckon might help, we reckon you should give it a shot.
Final thought: We’re gonna keep this simple. If you’re feeling a bit yuck and you’re not sure what to do, there’s help out there. First of all, tell your mates. They might not have all the answers, but they’ll let you know you’re loved and valued. After that, you might want to try Lifeline or the National Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.
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