Urge to hurt oneself?

@indywahm (808)
United States
February 19, 2007 8:54am CST
Have you ever had the urge to hurt yourself? I have not - I have had urges to do crazy stuff like maybe drive my car into another car or something ,but my daughter told me that she sometimes has to stop herself from doing something hurtful to her self , like touching the burner on the stove when it is on etc. Is it just hormones of a teen should i be worried. she said she can stop herself and has never hurt herself .
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
21 Feb 07
oooh thats not good. Keep an eye on her or better yet seek a family councler. My brother did this and carried through with it. He was under so much pain from depression and could not feel anything that he preferred to feel real pain than the mental pain. I cried my eyes out each time I saw him with the scabs after he burned himself. His stupid girlfriend did it too, but she did it becuase she thought it was cool and got him doing, according to him and gf. She feels bad now, but the scars and damage are done. Hers looks worse than his
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I have been so depressed or stressed out before, yes I got so disgusted I wanted to pull my hair out or hurt myself. I never did do anything but I sure felt like it. I have even wanted to hurt someone else also but I didn't. You just get so mad and frustrated and just want to take it out on something or someone. I'm glad I can talk myself out of it though or I would be hurt or someone else would or I would tear things up.