Everyone does say that laughter is the best medicine. Your medications are just a supplement.
Disclaimer: we are not medical professionals- we cannot give you a diagnosis or medication advice. Please speak to a health professional for this. If you are in crisis please contact one of the hotlines on our page.
TW : Self Harm [ hitting ]
I’m sorry that your parents and therapist aren’t being as supportive as they can. If you think you are up to it, try to explain to your parents why you would like a change in therapists…. because you don’t need to carry this all on your own… and you deserve to be loved and supported.
I’m sorry that so much pressure and stress has built up inside of you lately that you fell the need to self-harm. I’m glad you came to us to talk about this and ask for help, it’s a good step forward.
The tip I want to draw attention to most, is try to reduce the amount of stress/pressure that you are exposed to and that you are keeping inside of you. If your therapist isn’t helping much, try finding other trusted adults/peers you can confide and talk openly with to release some of that built up emotion and pressure within you. Find healthy coping mechanisms and perhaps creative means to release negative energy.
Get in the habit of removing yourself from stressful situations or ones that will trigger you. Or, you know your own situation and boundaries the most. Be kind to yourself and try to not involve yourself in potentially stressful/triggering events, situations… etc.
Yes, it is difficult, but as you remove yourself from what is upsetting you, it will help you grow stronger and more resilient.
You are always free to talk to us here on MIM and I encourage you to check out the chatrooms and hotlines we have on our main page.
Best wishes, anon, and I hope your recovery goes well.