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Self-Injury / Self-Harm: How do I stop cutting myself?

I am 18 and i constantly feel the need to cut myself to release all my emotions....when i do, i feel so much better. i started cutting my wrists and arms about four to five years ago.I don't do any drugs anymore, and im taking zoloft for depression. i started at five milligrams and now im taking 100 milligrams. i take it every night and i still feel depressed, down, and dumb. i recently cut my wrist pretty deep...i dont think of killing myself, i just think about feeling better....and it works. i know thats not a healthy way to express my feelings but its the only way that feels good. what should i do?

hi i cut my wrist when i get really mad or upset and its just bothering me so bad and i cant tell someone do you have any suggestions on how i could stop cutting?

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