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Can I get some help here Im having issues with self abuse

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Can I get some help here??
I'm having issues with self abuse and dangerous thoughts.
I'm male 47 with CP. I live with my mother and presently unemployed.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

Hello,

Could you clarify self abuse? Do you mean harming yourself or something different? When you say dangerious thoughts are you referring to hurting your self or others? I would like to help but require more information to do so.

 

Sincerely,
Ralph LMHC

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Punching myself in the face, thoughts of others abusing me. I have a hard time trying to stay positive about the world. It doesn't help that my mother habitually critisces (SP) (nags) although she's toned down her rhetoric since realising that I have a serious problem.

 

Of note is that my father landed in a psych hospital in the 70's due to his own alcoholism.

 

I've come to the end of my rope with this and would like to get to a resolution is this issue before I cause any real damage myself or someone else.

 

 

 

Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 5 years ago.

Hello,
I believe that it is imperative that you be in a safe environment, evaluated, and stabilized. In order to do that you will need to be hospitalized. I suggest that you immediately call911 so that you may be be brought to a psychiatric emergency room for evaluation. You are going in as a voluntary patient. There you will be started on medications to control the dangerous feelings that you have as well being in a non-stressful environment in which you can sort things out. I wish you the best of luck.

 

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

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