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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How bad does it have to get to end up in a mental health unit?

    I use cutting (in the shower) as a coping tool to take away emotional pain.
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  • My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    I am writing this as one of the volunteer administrators of a world-wide community which supports people who self-injure (SI, “cutting”).

    SI is a coping mechanism.

    You might need medical attention if your SI puts your physical health at risk.

    SI is not the same as a suicide attempt so I doubt that you will end up in a mental health unit because of it.

    Do you have a mental health care team? If so (and I appreciate that this may be hard for you), maybe talk with them about your SI - they may be able to help you find other coping mechanisms.

    You might care to join the SI support community that I mentioned above: http://buslist.org/phpBB/index.php

    It is non-judgmental, has many resources and generally helps people to find coping mechanisms apart from SI.

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    Thanks for the link to Bus Web Board, I have now registered to post & chat to like minded people.

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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    Good :-).

    I see that you are "Our newest member".

    Please post on any of the BUS forums - none will judge, all will support.

    If/when you do I will introduce myself to you there and do the best that I can to help.



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