I Want To KMS, But I Am Too ScaredSuicideI Want To KMS, But I Am Too Scared<div class="ExternalClass1FE996038DE542739D97FC7216637651"><p>​I've been struggling with what I think is depression for 2 years. I haven't been diagnosed with anything though. I do know that I have anxiety, and I am being driven insane because of my constant overthinking and sadness. I can't handle it anymore. I'm not brave enough to commit suicide but it's still stressful. I want to kms, but I am too scared. I've been cutting myself for over a year. I started out just scratching myself, but it led to cutting, I'm addicted to it, I'm losing my mind and I don't know what to do anymore.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass6CF13F935F704299B75CDF889C2E7811"><p>​It's good that you are reaching out for support and to talk about how you feel.  It's not always easy to talk about things that you struggle with, but it sounds like you are tired of feeling this way and are looking for support.<br></p><p>Depression and anxiety can be really overwhelming. You are not alone in this. Did something happen, that brought on these feelings? Sometimes people will turn to self-injury to try to cope with how they're feeling. It can become addicting, as you talked about, but there are ways to stop. There is help out there. Talking to a counselor can be really helpful, whether it's your school counselor, a counselor in your community, or reaching out to one of our crisis counselors here.  Part of overcoming self-injury, is learning about what is triggering you to cut, and trying other coping skills until the urge to self-injure becomes less intense. Here is a link to a tip that can be really helpful: <a href="/Pages/Self-Injury-Learning-To-Ride-The-Wave.aspx?Topic=Self-Injury">Learning To Ride The Wave Of Self-Injury</a>. </p><p><a href="/Pages/suicidal-thoughts.aspx">Suicidal thoughts</a> can be scary, but there is always someone here to talk to. If you don't feel safe from suicide, make sure to reach out to talk to someone before acting on your thoughts. Reaching out to an adult like a trusted teacher, school counselor, or give our counselors a call here 24/7 at 1-800-448-3000, can help with those stressful thoughts. When you start to feel really overwhelmed, taking about it can help. Counselors are only a phone call away.  </p><p>Keep taking care of yourself and reach back out anytime.<br></p><p>Carla, Crisis Counselor<br></p></div>14

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