From the UK: I suffer from depression and borderline personality disorder. Ifound out recently that my nan is dying and may not last another day. Usually when I am scared or stressed I would self harm, but in this case even that seems worthless. I’m having unfamiliar feelings that I don’t know how to deal with and I know I’ll end up making things harder for the rest of the family. I’m terrified and don’t know how I’ll cope.
A: I wish I knew more about where to get help in the UK. Here’s an excerpt from a website I found on the web:
“Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national voluntary organisation that supports women in emotional distress.
We particularly help women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).
We have carried out extensive research with women who self-injure. Through our work we have developed a deep understanding of the reasons individuals harm themselves and of the things they may need to help them overcome their self-injury.
We also have wide experience of the concerns and needs of workers in different settings and disciplines, and in developing good working practice.
What we do:
- We run a national helpline
- We produce information and publications about self-injury
- We offer talks and training courses to professionals
- We support self-injury self-help groups
Phone number: 0117 9251119
I encourage you to call. You need the personal attention a counselor can give you.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Jul 2007
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2007). I Don’t Know How to Cope. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 8, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2007/07/25/i-dont-know-how-to-cope/