cutting

Australia
June 8, 2007 1:36am CST
my brother is a 20 year old that has suffered from depression for a number of years he has been in and out of hospitals due too self harming he comes out ok doctors adjust his medication then he does it again and again isnt there more that could be done im petrified one day he will cut to deep and no one will be there to save himthe thing is i my self suffered depression but im lucky enough that im ok now but i am on meds for anxiety and ocd i would have thought id know how to help him but things that helped me dont help him im really stuck......
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hi. I have also suffered from depressions for years and have aoftent hought about harming myself but I haven't done that, thank God. I feel sorry for you and your brother. Does anyone know eaxactly why he is depressed? We have to know this first before we can change things in his life. Alot of people are depressed but no one asks them what would make them not feel that way is why I ask.
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I think the only way too fix this is for him to get to the real problem or at least to discuss the issues that are deep. I wonder what has happen for you both to have depression. Self harming is a normally deep rooted problem. Its a sign the the person want to feel and the only way they can do this is by cutting themselves. I hope you can both get help goodluck
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I would suggest discussing your concerns with his physician.....the roller coaster that your brother is on can be very dangerous.....there are many good medications out there now that can be useful in fitting this type of self-abusive behavior..... Is there a support group that he could participate in...maybe being around others who suffer from similar things might help him to stay focused on controlling these impoulses.....maybe he could have a "telephone buddy"...someone he can call whenever he is feeling this way and they can come to him and provide him with support...if you are close....maybe that could be you...it would benefit him and help you to keep in better touch with the things he is experiencing...therefore allowing you to seek help earlier...before it gets out of hand..... I know that this is vey difficult for you and for your brother.....I will pray for you and him...and your family as this must be difficult for all....God bless and take care...