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My story of coping without cutting

It started when I was 13. I was fighting with my family all the time. I had started homeschooling and was losing all my friends, one by one. I felt hopeless. The only way I felt I could cope was by cutting. I was plagued by thoughts of suicide, and I was depressed. I didn’t want to eat or get out of bed.  All I felt like doing was sleeping. Sometimes I’d be in my room crying, screaming, and just freaking out.

But, over the past few years I have learned how to cope without cutting by doing yoga, just sitting and breathing, talking it out with my friends and, most of all, by realizing that life isn’t always going to be so bad. Now I have hope. Positive thinking has really helped me, but I still fight with my family. I still get depressed, and I still want to cut sometimes. But I’m here to tell you that it isn’t the only option.  Life does get better, you just have to be ready to let it help you when it comes knocking.

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