I feel like if somebody self harms, don’t tell them not to do it. Nothing is going to stop them from doing it if they really feel they need it to feel better. Especially you telling them not to.
My therapist asked me on the first day, “why do you cut yourself?”
I told her it helped me to forget and feel better, but it’s bad and I think I should stop.
She said, “If it helps you, why do you feel you need to stop?”
Those words have stuck with me to this day and it’s been almost a year…