A 35-year-old female asked:
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have dr appt mon. want to self harm now. been cutting/burning 18 yrs. need help until i can get to dr. don't trust er. wanting to stop. suggestions?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Rather difficult: It's difficult to answer this kind of question in this forum, as self harm is considered an emergency, you may not think it that way as you have done it for 18 years. One of these days you may run out of luck and actually die. There is help only if you want it, no one can stop a person wishing to die eventually. Try and find a therapist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy, can help you.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Call 911: Call 911 now! whenever you feel suicidal, you cannot wait. How can you trust yourself in 1 hour much less a few days. Call 911 or tell your family immediately.
Answered on Jul 14, 2013

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Go to ED: Seek care at your local Emergency Department. They can get you the help you need to stop hurting yourself. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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