How Do I Deal With Self-Harm Urges? Part Two

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How Do I Deal With Self-Harm Urges?

Pain can come in a couple of different forms. There’s physical pain, but also emotional pain. Many people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders have unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with their pain. Today, Pinnacle Recovery is going to focus on emotional pain.

It can be difficult to get back on your feet when it feels like the weight of the world has come crashing down on you. Whether you saw this pain coming or not, each step forward can feel like running a marathon. You may find yourself questioning why this has happened to you. Try not to dwell in self-pity. You must get back on your feet and heal the wounds that have caused you this pain. There are a few different ways to do this. We will discuss them below.

Be kind to yourself

Dealing with emotional pain can be draining. You may beat up on yourself for your pain. Being mean to yourself doesn’t get you anywhere, except maybe pushing you further and further into the hole. Practice being kind to yourself. Allow yourself to feel the pain, without dwelling in it. You must go through the process of feeling the pain in order to get better.  Taking time and being patient is key. Kindness matters, even with yourself. 

Reach out for help

Allow it’s good to take time for yourself to feel your pain, isolating yourself isn’t good either. There comes a point where you must stand up and ask for the help you need. Sitting in your pain longer than you should allows it marinate, and bring up feelings that you may not be accustomed to. Reach out to a trained professional if you need an extra layer of help. Reaching out to a trusted friend or family member is also helpful. Don’t let yourself isolate. Ask for help when you need it. 

Take a break

Although it’s healthy to feel your pain without judgment, it’s important to allow yourself a break from your pain. Do something that you find great joy in. Spend time with someone you love. Allow yourself to escape your pain for a little while. It’s healthy to give yourself a break. 

Pinnacle Recovery is here for you throughout all of your pain. If you think you need a higher level of care, reach out to us today at 1-866-301-0573. Our trained and experienced staff can give you more information about the programs we offer. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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