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Today, I landed in the hospital after cutting myself too deeply. Everyone treated me like I was wasting their time except for one male nurse who held my hand, smiled and said, "I've been there. It gets so much better. Just hang in there." He MMT.

#12057 (9) - Dec 30, 2010 by Angel14215 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1875) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)


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I'm glad that the nurse was empathetic, but you really are wasting their time. You're taking the doctors' time away from people that actually need care because you acted foolishly and knowingly hurt yourself.

To kingginger: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT GIRL'S LIFE AND YOU JUST TELL HER SHES WASTING SOMEONE ELSES TIME. SHE HAS A PROBLEM WHICH YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T UNDERSTAND AND MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING BEFORE YOU TELL SOMEONE THEIR A WASTE OF TIME.

Kingginger. When you say that the OP is taking the doctor away from "people that actually need care" you are showing great ignorance towards why people take action and hurt themselves. First of all, saying that the OP acted foolishly is incredibly condescending. There is nothing foolish about self-injury. It is an incredibly serious thing to do no matter how extensive the damage. Yes, they knowingly hurt themselves, but so do people who: get alcohol poisoning from drinking too much, get hurt drinking and driving, get emphysema from smoking or a number of different things. Should someone who smoked their entire life not get Chemo because they got Cancer because they smoked? No, of course not. How the injury happened does not mean someone is more or less deserving of care. Those who self-harm are in need of care. Not only care for physical injuries but mental health care as well. Going in for physical treatment can be the stepping stone to getting mental help which could eventually help them to overcome their self-injury. No one is a waste of time or space. Everyone has something to offer if you look deep enough. To the Original Poster. I have been in the same spot many times. I was in the emergency room so much that the nurses began to recognize me by name. There are many health care professionals that simply do not understand self-harm and dealing with them can be a challenge. Don't let them stop you though. As you saw with that one nurse, there are people who care, people who want to take care of you. You are NOT wasting anyone's time going in to get help. That is their job after all: to help those in need. One day you won't need their help anymore and you may just go on to be someone else's ray of hope in a desperate situation. Don't ever give up. Remember, "where there is no struggle there is no strength." You never know how strong you are until you're tested. As your nurse said, things will get better. Just keep breathing and you'll make it through :)

I feel you. Something is wrong with me, I just can't figure out why I am so sad. I'm too scared to do any act upon myself or even mention it to anyone. I fear that rather anyone not willing to waste their time they will willingly spend to much time on me, worried. I just want someone to notice I've been sad.. Someone to just say that they have been here and all of this will get better.

I think that's a really big mistake for most of the hostipals' staff - they judge and misjudge their patients instead of wanting to help, asking what's wrong and why sb did this or that to themselves etc. My doctor accused me of being anorexic because I lost really much weight in really short period and didn't run any tests, just said "You better start eating, you dumb girl". I went to another doctor. Well, it turned out I had cancer. Go figure. I'm alright now, and you're gonna be alright. Just believe in yourself and don't think about those who say your problems doesn't matter and you're stupid. 'Cause you're not. ;)

Been there. It is incredibly scary to be lying there, no one telling you what they're doing and everyone treating you like you're a waste of time. I still remember the male nurse who held my hand and just brushed my hair out of my face. No judgment, no condescending attitude, just acceptance. He's right you know. If you get help, it can get better. You know the way they treated me almost stopped me from going in to get help again. Luckily I have a great therapist who convinced me otherwise. Dont let a few judgmental people get in your way. Their narrow minds and ridiculous ideas are not your problem. There are people who care, and would be very unhappy to think that you didnt get help because of the ignorant people out there.

I signed up just to tell you that I've been there too, and he's right. Just hang in there.

ive been in the same place. trust me, it does get better. im so much wiser than i used to be. the funny thing? im 14.

The fakers NEVER hurt themselves deep enough to need medical attention.

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