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What is the best way to get attention for my cutting problem without asking for help?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Maybe this is the problem -- you want attention (rather than help) for your cutting? Or you do want help but don't want to say it directly? You may or may not perceive this as a "problem" needing help because it's a communication method for you (doing physical acts like cutting rather than using words).
Therapists can help you express your emotions & requests in ways others understand better.

In brief: Maybe

Maybe this is the problem -- you want attention (rather than help) for your cutting? Or you do want help but don't want to say it directly? You may or may not perceive this as a "problem" needing help because it's a communication method for you (doing physical acts like cutting rather than using words).
Therapists can help you express your emotions & requests in ways others understand better.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alternatives

Psychological help does not have to come from a psychologist or psychiatrist only.
You can have a therapeutic or healing conversation with just about anyone, including yourself. Think about what you're specifically asking for, or wanting to accomplish. Be specific avoid thinking things like “i want to get better”. Most of us want to be better. It's the journey, not the goal that's important.

In brief: Alternatives

Psychological help does not have to come from a psychologist or psychiatrist only.
You can have a therapeutic or healing conversation with just about anyone, including yourself. Think about what you're specifically asking for, or wanting to accomplish. Be specific avoid thinking things like “i want to get better”. Most of us want to be better. It's the journey, not the goal that's important.
Dr. David Teicheira
Dr. David Teicheira
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