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Cutting

Sun, Nov 14th 1999

I am a 17 year old female that suffers from PTSD. I have been doing on and off good with my past and dealing with it. But when I get upset, I want to hurt myself. I have done so for so many years and I have been in treatment for that and suicide. I want to live, cutting is not a suicide attempt for me, but I can't seem to get over this cutting thing. I was on various medication, but nothing worked, my sadness is from experiences not from a chemical imbalance. A friend of mine has a cutting problem and her doctor put her on roveria. She said it helps her with the cutting and her depression. I guess it is new cause I have never heard anything about it. Do you know what it does? Could it possibly help me with my desire to cut? I want to stop, but I don't know how so I will do anything or try anything that might work.

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