I know I shouldn't cut I really do... That's why I'm asking this.
When I cut it just makes everything else go away and makes everything better... Except I have a scare on my arm...
What can I do instead to make things go away?
Most Helpful Guy
Writte anything in paper, writting random stuff, can be your life, feelings, or just fiction, create characters, make them interact, and... get the feelings out.
Walk, jog and run. Do other exercices.
Get out home. Avoid staying inside walls. Feel the sun and the air in your body, breath and grab a cam/cellphone and photograph stuff.
Listen to some energetic music.1
Most Helpful Girl
You cannot just make it go away.
You need to handle your problems. When you cut you convince yourself that it's making you feel better, when really it doesn't. It's in your head. The consequences outweigh the temporary relief. It leaves scarring and it doesn't actually solve the problem.
You need to find a healthy way to vent. I use writing as my way. Others use reading to distract themselves. Any of your hobbies should work. When you start to feel the urge to cut, do something that makes you happy.
You have to figure out the source (the reason why you do it) and fix that problem. What is it that is making you feel like you need to do that?
I've seen people get rubber bands and snap them against their wrist to ease themselves out of cutting. You could try that. But you need to use it as a tool to ease yourself OUT of self-harming, not as a substitute.
You will not be happy until you can fix the underlying problems.
You should seek a counselor. Perhaps your school counselor could help you or give you resources to help.2