I don’t why but I cut myself I think it helps me at first I tried but as I got bullied more and more it got of control…
It’s difficult being bullied, but you have made important steps by trying to cope with your feelings and seeking help.
You don’t mention where or why your being bullied, but no one has the right to hurt you or threaten your safety. Can you talk to a teacher, counselor, or family member? If you are bullied at school, staff members are required by law help you. Family or friends also might be able to stop the bullying or help you find support and stay safe. Try to remember that the bullying words and actions don’t reflect any truth about who you are. The bullies are taking their own insecurities and ignorance out on you.
While it’s understandable that the bullying is upsetting you, it’s important to find safe alternatives to cutting that help you deal with your feelings. Cutting can provide a sense of control and relief when you’re stressed, scared, or sad. However, cutting also can have serious side effects such as scarring and infections. Think about other things that make you feel better. Do you enjoy art, music or sports? Creating a piece of artwork, listening to music, or going for a walk are great alternatives. You also could do something as easy as hit a pillow or tear up some paper. For more ideas, check out www.safe-alternatives.com.
The Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386), a 24/7 hotline, and Trevor Chat are both great free and confidential resources always here to listen, provide support, and help you.