comes when you least expect it. Other
times… you can see it coming.
something we HAVE to deal with. There’s no
way around it.
quick fix to overcome this… so we have to
find a way to be more prepared to face the
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for a second about the times when we CAN
expect temptation. I noticed with myself
that I was more tempted to self harm in the
evening and/or when I was alone. Now
obviously I can’t be with someone 24/7 and
the sun will set everyday so I WILL face the
evening every day. So… I had to learn to be
blessed to have a friend I could call during
the really hard times. That won’t be the
same story for all people. When I started
to struggle, I could call or email my friend
AND BE BLUNT. I couldn’t just beat around
bush… I needed help and I needed help right
that second. I didn’t have time to slowly
get into the fact I was struggling. So I
was upfront right away. “Hi. I’m
struggling. I want to cut.” or “I want to
take a pill”.
KNEW my struggles already. I could trust
them. They said I could talk to them
anytime about anything. This is not a brand
new friend that I’m just suddenly calling
out of the blue saying “Wassup? How are
you? Yeah, I want to cut.” I do NOT
recommend that. I talked to this person and
we both established that they could be
“that” friend for me when I needed it. Not
all friends can handle stuff like this… but
God does send angels to watch over us. So
examine people in your life and see if you
can find that angel that can be there for
might feel the hesitation to talk to an
adult because they are scared they might
have to “tell”. But stop and think for a
minute… in that moment of really strong
temptation… could things get much worse?
You already want to self harm yourself… by
telling someone, that can help you find the
help you need. Whether it be someone to
talk to, a hug, a friend…
Back to the story…
I would call
my friend and they would … just talk to me.
Just be with me.
I would call
with every intention of NOT giving into my
that… It would be pointless to talk to
someone if I had every intention of cutting
when I hung up the phone. No matter what
they said to me, I was determined I was
still going to self harm.
doesn’t and CAN NOT work like that.
YOU feel if a friend came to you in need and
you spent hours with them and then at the
end of the time you took to be with them,
they went off and did whatever you were
trying to help them NOT do. You took your
time and effort and your love to help
someone, only to discover they already had
set in their mind that it didn’t matter what
you said, they were still going to do it.
Does it make
you angry? Does it make you feel like you
wasted your time? Does it make you feel
hurt? Or worthless?
Keep that in
mind if you plan on finding someone to talk
to. It can only work if you really want to
beat that temptation. If I had already
determined I was going to self harm, then I
didn’t talk to anyone. I was not going to
drag someone else into it.
This is NOT
saying that you will never have the
temptation again or even struggle WHILE you
are talking to someone. But you can’t go
into it with your mind already made up that
you are going to self harm no matter what
the person says. It wastes their time AND
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real for a minute. There have been times,
maybe you have felt it too, where you try to
force yourself to go to sleep so you don’t
have to fight the temptation anymore… and
then you wake up with the temptation STILL
DO NOT give
That is only
the whispers trying to make you weak.
Distract your mind. Put your entire focus
in something. Whether it be something like
praying or reading, or something like video
games or exercise.
someone to call. Talk to someone.
friend, a pastor, a trusted adult. You
don’t have to fight alone anymore.
Living in fear…
the fear of falling allow you to live your
day dreading the temptation.
you spend all day STILL thinking about what
you fear you will start thinking about!
prepared. We learned that yesterday. When
you feel the temptation or hear the whispers
of needing to… replace that whispered lie
with truth. That is NOT who I am anymore.
NO MORE. I AM strong enough to get through
this. Don’t doubt yourself. Stay focused
on your goal. Maybe your goal is to get to
the end of the day. Maybe your goal is the
end of the hour.
that we are not perfect.
that we struggle.
Its okay we
don’t have great and easy days all the time.
It’s okay to
come a time when we will have more good
hours than bad hours. And those good hours
will turn into good days and then weeks and
happen. That doesn’t mean you are a
horrible person and will never heal. I
believed that for a long time. At times I
didn’t even fight it because I figured I
would never get over it anyways. BUT I AM
overcoming it now.
start new. Live and learn. Where did you
lose? Why did you lose it? Did you not
care anymore? Did you feel alone? Do
everything in your power to make it never
happen again. Live and learn. There will
be times we WILL fall. Just get back up and
keep going. You are NOT failure. You CAN
countless times that as soon as I thought
about harming (for whatever reason it may
have been that particular time), I just gave
in immediately because, to me, fighting the
temptation seemed so much worse than
actually doing it. (Of course I didn’t feel
that same way AFTER I did it.)
What do you
feel AFTER you give in? (And after the
quick fix moment of escape and relief if you
do so feel that.) Once that leave, you are
left many times with regret, shame,
frustration that you did it again. I often
times hated myself because I felt so… weak
because I didn’t or felt like I couldn’t
fight the temptation off.
What do you
feel after NOT giving in and the temptation
has passed? (Whether it be later that day
or perhaps the next morning.)
Do you feel
shame or regret? No. You didn’t, because
there was nothing you didn’t that left you
in shame. Nothing you did that you
actually felt strong… almost proud of myself
that I didn’t give in.
scratch your bug bites!
those times when we DON'T have a friend to
last page? We talked about HOW to quit and
gave many different things to do in its
mind, TEMPTATION WILL NOT KILL YOU.
However, many self harm techniques might.
But you will never die (though you may feel
like it) from having a temptation. No
matter how strong it may be.
hear about temptations lasting years and
years… you DO hear about addictions lasting
years, even life times because the
temptations were never fought.
DOES GO AWAY.
Just like a
mosquito bite. You feel it and it itches
like CRAZY for a while… but what happens
after some time starts to pass. It slowly
stops itching. (Many times we forget about
the itch because we focus our mind on
something else!) What happens when we give
in to the temptation of scratching the
itch? It gives MOMENTARY relief but then
makes the bug bite last EVEN LONGER
aaaannnnndddd it makes it keep itching.
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begins to rise, the light hits my eyes,
ready to begin.
decided I’m not going to harm myself today
But to be
honest-- I’m worried about the temptation.
I get out
of bed and immediately
thoughts race thought my head.
that I really want to
habit by now I guess.
make it through.
whispers saying that you need to
we aren’t used to.
begins and its still morning
insulted me, I feel so alone,
deadlines to be met.
might be harder than the last
distract our mind with something else
promise it will pass.
clicking though the channels
help but see
that reminds me
Of my past
turn off the TV
the thought from my mind.
I look for
something else to do
myself I’m fine.
think fighting would be this hard.
starts to ache.
to be stronger than this.
begins to break.
feeling is all too common.
just give in.
point of continuing to fight
feel this battle will end.
won’t last much longer.
the whispers “NO MORE”.
silenced lying roars.
will be easier.
what to expect.
more prepared to fight.
fall asleep with no regrets.
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how strong we are or want to be, we will all
face temptation. But… the temptation does
not have to have a hold on us. Stay
determined to want to stop. Hold on to your
reasons of motivation to stop from day 4.
Find something worth fighting for. Make an
emergency plan of what you can do when you
You can get
WILL be alright.
I’ll see you
at the next page whenever you are ready.