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Is this a form of self harm?

I had acrylic nails and I had one left. It wasn't loose but I started picking the ends of it to lift it. I kept pulling it until it came off. Like I would pull it a it then stop then pull it more until it eventually came off. It even ripped the top part of my nail off. Even though it hurt as I was pulling I still wanted it off. It's like I wanted to feel pain. Also today in the shower I put my arm under the hot water for like 2 seconds on purpose. I do suffer from anxiety, depression and ocd.
I think you probably know it's not a good sign that you wanted the pain. I hope you can get your ocd and anxiety and depression under better control.
summerlove · 26-30, F
[@667085,KayraJordyn] thank you
Sending a germ-free, lint-free, crumb-free e-hug. 🤗
Miram · 31-35, F
were you overwhelmed with emotions and doing this calms you down ?
Miram · 31-35, F
I am sorry you are dealing with so many struggles all at once.

I agree with kayra. You need guidance and consistent support to figure out the path you'll have to take for your recovery.

Most of us here do actually. Nothing can really be achieved alone even if we suffer no mental/physical health illnesses.

You can start with a free trained active listener:
https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/

Please click the filters button to have access to more options. I would choose someone with the most cheers and training.
summerlove · 26-30, F
[@542305,Darkcosmos] thank you I appreciate it.
Miram · 31-35, F
[@427385,summerlove] You are welcome ❤

 
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