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Hi, it's been a long time I've posted because I forgot my password. If anyone has issues with self-harm, I want advice. The break-up with an ex fiancé triggered a depressive episode which has kind of come back hard being the anniversary recently of when I met her. I've started cutting myself when the emotions go too much, but I've not told my family or any friends about the extent of it. I want to know how other people fight the urge. Also, my councillor wants to refer me to the mental health team for an assessment to speak to a psychiatrist, but the referral is not guaranteed yet. But I want to see a specialist. My mind feels in torture at times and I want to get it fixed. If the referral is rejected, is there any way I can see a specialist like a psychiatrist? I've had these bouts of depressions since adolescence. I've had other problems. I don't care whatever meds they would want to give. To me now it's that or death (sorry) even the councillor is concerned about my safety until next appointment. I think I may get to a point I need to spend some time in hospital. I don't know how friends and family will react. A little scared. Have been drinking a lot recently, but I use alcohol to self-medicate. It's another form of self-harm though because my councillor says it makes me more vulnerable (ended up in A and E a few days ago after an accident) I want this to end. I want to see a specialist and get it sorted. GPs are not much help (when I can even get an appointment to see them) not their fault but I just feel so desperate right now
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