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It's my first time self-harming and it really felt nice. Is it considered bad already?

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Last Updated: 01/07/2019 at 7:26pm
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Top Rated Answers
calmZebra60
February 14th, 2017 7:38pm
It's a bad thing either way. Often it'll sneak up on you. One time becomes much more. Please don't do it again if you can avoid it, it's going to do more damage in the long run, and not just physically.
greatfulSunshine19
April 18th, 2017 9:49pm
I don't know what you are going through right now but please don't do this to your body. It might feel good and a way of escape at the moment but it only tales the pain away for a limited period. There are alternative methods of masking yourself feel better without hurting yourself.
Anonymous
December 5th, 2017 2:42am
of course it is considered bad. Doesn't matter how nice you can feel, it won't stay that way, trust me. It is gonna get complicated, and it will become a habit. If you just started, it won't be so hard to stop so think about it.
VoicelessPoet
March 19th, 2018 6:40pm
It definitely has the potential to develop into an addiction, but you can overcome it. You’re strong.
Helpisonetextaway
November 13th, 2018 6:47am
This is a real problem but i cant stop you, if you like it and want to keep doing it then i'm not there to help i'm probably miles away and never to meet you but it is a problem and you need to find a way to stop. I used to self harm and is wasn't great having my parents find out and if it gets worse then we could have a real problem that is to messy to tackle all at once. One thing you can try to stop is to take items that you hurt yourself with and put them in a place you don't like or even getting rid of the item helps a lot and can save you from a lot of the cutting. If you want to talk to me i am glad to and i will talk to you more in depth about it of you would like.
Anonymous
January 7th, 2019 7:26pm
At any point self harm could be considered bad. However, it is the emotions that are tied with it that need to be addressed. What took you to the point of self harm? Have you reached out to talk with someone when you felt this way? Are you more likely to try it again now? Self harm can be related to various different feelings. Feeling anxious, stressed, alone, or depressed; only to name a few. Self harm allows you to have some control over these feelings which helps to feedback into the euphoric feeling. Self harm in itself can be considered bad but it is important to determine how you got there