Submitted by: Anonymous
In Recovery From: Suicidal thoughts/Anxiety/Self harm
#1 Reason To Recover: My friend Sam
Why Did You Decide To Recover:
I need to be happy, and hurting myself won’t help me at all. Happiness will come after I’m happy with myself. My anxiety will be controlled one day, as will my thoughts.
Best Things About Recovery:
Feelings come back. You aren’t numb anymore. You don’t cry over everything. It’s just amazing.
Hardest Part About Recovery:
Urges. Not knowing how to control it.
Be strong. Find a support system and stick to them for life. Write your feelings down. Cut up some paper instead of your skin.
Be brave and if you feel you can’t do it alone, therapy helps sometimes. It helped me when I thought it wouldn’t.
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