Thank you for joining the forums and for sharing how you are feeling today. It can be really hard to talk about our thoughts when they turn to self-harm so we hope that you can feel proud of reaching out for support. Anxiety, panic attacks and eating disorers are complex feelings to be having and we are sorry that you are facing this right now. Thank you again for being brave and having the courage to share your story, you never know when someone else will read this and feel less alone in their own thoughts.
We are concerned about these thoughts of self-harm and we think it wouuld be great for you to give us a call on 1300 22 4636
to talk them through. Our team will be there to listen and no judge. They understand how hard this is and only want to help.
You can also call our friends at KidsHelpLine on 1800 55 1800.
They get what it is like to feel like this at your age and are also kind, understanding and caring.
Sometimes its hard to talk, so you can also give webchat a go here:
Beyond Blue webchat
Lifeline text chat
If you want to talk to someone about eating disorders who can help you figure it all out, you ucan try The Butterfly Foundation
on 1800 33 4673
or their webchat
It can be hard to talk to the school counsellor but we also really reccomend you do this. You can talk to them before you start about who they will talk to about it and who you would like them to tell. Sometimes, professionals are requried to share information if they are concerned for your safety - but this won't be with your friends if you don't want it to be.
Please feel free to let us know how you are going and update us on this thread. Thank you again for being brave and sharing your story. We are here for you if you need us.