Iím so sorry to hear what you are going through. Like Mica said earlier on, you are so brave for opening up about your childhood experience. Itís okay to take your time before you open up to your support worker, you should be really proud of yourself for opening up on the boards. Did you find it easier to write down everything to your support worker?
Iím sorry to hear that youíve lost hope with the crisis team, but well done for picking up the phone today. If anything ever feels too much to handle, I'd really urge you to try another crisis support service or try the same one again as you might speak to someone different. Have you tried any other crisis support services? Iíve listed below some others that you could try:
You said the crisis team didnít give you any distraction techniques to use Ė thereís a great article here on The Mix website about self-harm coping tips and distractions. Are there any distraction techniques you have found useful before?
This article also lists some more support services that might be helpful to try out:
- Under 19? You can get confidential help with self-harm from ChildLine Ė either over the phone or through an online chat.
- TESS text and email support service runs Monday to Friday from 7pm to 9pm for girls and women aged under 25. Text them on 0780 047 2908.
- Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
- RecoverYourLife.com is an online community where you can get peer support for self-harm and other mental health problems.
- As well as an online forum RecoverYourLife.com have arcade games which you can use as distractions.
- If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
- Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
- Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.