So, I found this brilliant little thing that helps me, and I hope by putting it out there it can help other people.
It is called a ‘Thought Stopper’ and is like a bracelet – except it is made of stretchy material with a loop that you can pull to give you a ‘sharp snap’ when you have a harming urge.
It works the same as an elastic band, and really seems to help me.
This is the website: http://www.thoughtstoppers.co.uk/ but I got mine from ebay, it was about £5 including delivery. You can pick the colours you want (I chose Orange because it’s the ‘self harm awareness’ colour and black).
The best thing is, when anyone asks you what it is, you tell them it’s a spare hairband :D! (I know it looks a bit crazy but you can ‘tuck’ the loop in so it isn’t so obvious 🙂
Anyway, just wanted to share 🙂
Take Care. x