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Is this self harm or just bad stress relief?

Is this self harm or just bad stress relief? Topic: Self writing paper
July 16, 2019 / By Billy
Question: Okay, so for the last month or so, whenever I've gotten stressed or upset, I've been using my nails to draw red lines on my hands, doing it repeatedly until it looks like it's going to bleed, and I've been digging my nails into my thighs at night, leaving marks that are so deep that they're still there in the morning. The thing is, it never seems to actually hurt, it just takes away some of the stress and puts me in a better mood. I never let myself bleed though, I always stop before it comes to that, and move to doing it somewhere else. I only realised today that what I've been doing is possibly not a good thing and now I don't know what to do. Is what I'm doing actually self-harm or just a bad method of stress relief? I'm also bulimic. I've started doing this to stop myself having to make myself sick.
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Acer Acer | 3 days ago
I think this could be the beginning of self harm. it doesn't always start straight to self destruction, it can be a progression. I would find a "healthier" way to release your stress. venting to a friend, writing it out on paper (which is my help..), and exercise (take a run, play basketball, whatever sport you like..). If you like music, listen to the music that soothes you, if you like to paint or draw, draw or paint it out. That's great that you decided to ask, that's very mature..... :)
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Acer Originally Answered: How do you like my gas relief proposal?
Tim, I don't know enough about gas profits to really defend what I'm thinking, but the gas companies recorded record profits. Instead of making so many cents per gallon, my guess is that it's a percentage. This would explain their record profits as gas prices rise, i.e., as the cost goes up, their percentage stays the same but the prices are higher so they make more money. Like sales people who get a commission. I think your idea is good, but I also think that gas companies might be a little scared - so they're snapping up the profits while they can get them. I know what everyone says the causes are for increased prices in fuel - mostly global demand. But, in the back of my mind I'm always thinking about all the hybrids that we see now and wondering how much that's costing them. Just heard that SUV's are soon going to be old news. GWB was unsuccessful in his talks with Saudis to increase oil production. Everyone's grabbing what they can get now because they see the changes coming. Those wind turbines we see popping up on the landscape. Solar panels. Hybrid cars. And Obama wants to put $150 billion into developing green energy and alternative fuels. We are edging closer to getting free of fossil fuels - maybe in the next 25 years. So, I don't see them giving up any profits. I think it's funny that Hillary thinks she's going to take on OPEC. Does she know how Arabs feel about women? They wouldn't listen to her - much less negotiate with her. My view on all of this is that we need to do whatever is necessary to get free of fossil fuels. If it means that the economy tanks for awhile during the changeover to other things, so be it. The sooner the better. The way I see it, fossil fuel is like heroin to our economy.

Sophie Sophie
yes i can. when life has been so crap for so long and nothing seems to work out.when theres so much anger inside and you've run out of ways to let it out. when get so upset and angry,my claws come out.i scram my arms over and over again until the pain goes away.after iv done it i don't feel proud. i know some ppl do it to get scars and blood,theres website with ppl like that on,and everyone encourages each other to do it,even when there not angry or upset! i think that is a bit weird! its not a good thing. iv never used anything else apart from my nails to cut myself,because i don't ever plan to do it,its a spear of the moment type thing. it doesn't happen often,but all the same it does happen! xxxx
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Posey Posey
ok, its both. Self-harm as some people like to call it, releases these things called endorphins, now these are like chemicals, i guess like adrenaline, in basic talk there alot more complex though. but what they do is make you feel happy. You could maybe link it to being high? and making you feel "better" but its not actually making you high for the record. But it just stimulates your nerves and makes you feel not stressed and better. Thats why cutters cut, not attention, well true cutters anyways.
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Maura Maura
Hey Uh I think maybe talk to your doctor about alternative stress relieve, because you don't want to fall down that self harm **** hole, you've only started so you can stop, just talk to a doctor say your really stressed what can they recommend.... I know it feels good now, but it will get deeper trust me....
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Latisha Latisha
self harm. and if you dont get help, then that will stop working (since you'll get used to it) then you will have to go to more extreme measures...so stop while your ahead
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Latisha Originally Answered: How do you become an aid worker ( Humanitarian relief )?
I can answer some of your questions: >experience is absolutely necessary. Medical care in a third-world country (which is what I gather you are talking about) is NOT like workin a developed society. You do not have the infrastructure or support. You are on your own--and you will find yourself trying to save lives without anything but yur experience and skill, with lack of medicines and equipment when supplies arelate or stolen in some regions. If you do not know how to keep someoene alive without those things, you aren't ready. >Contact the WHO, UNESCO, or other NGOS. Size is not important. Quality and good organization is. It's like looking for any job--research prospective employers. >You won't find "part-time" opportunities. This is NOT like going to work and then coming home at night. You live it 24/7 and most organizations require a minimum 2-year committment. >This last may sting--but here it is: the majority of people in developing countries do not live in tropical climates. You've got some preconceptions that indicate you have not taken the time to educate yourself about what is involved. You need to unlearn your stereotypes and find out what the facts are before you go any further. The bulk of the work is teaching --sanitation, nutrition, basic health care, etc.--or--taking care ofinjuries, common infections, etc. You may deal with epidemic malaria orA IDS, depending on where you are. But most of the work is routine medical care and education. We don't have any trouble treating most tropical diseases, anyway--we have vaccnes and drugs fo r that. Again, education--and getting vaccines administered--is what's needed. Finally, aid work is changing. Simply treating people is not the future of humanitarin work--empowering people is. You need at least a basic knowledge of social science--sociology, anthropology, and especially economics. The new models (e.g. the Gates Foundation, "microloan" movements, setting up local clinics and training local health care workers, etc.)--is about making people able to care for themselves. Good luck to you! :)

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