as an individual who deals with “depression” and anxiety i guess, like lots of other people, i have never self harmed. Just because you may not see cuts on my wrists, doesn’t mean im not hurting, it doesnt mean my life is perfect, because no one’s is. Everyone has their issues. My anxiety is so bad, it causes me to shake in class, feel sick to my stomach, & push everyone away from me. I literally can’t stand people.. & i guess it prevents me from making friends, or hanging out with people..& it just really upsets me when i see so many of you guys upset. I know it may seem like you’re gunna be sad forever, but you’re just having a bad day, not a bad life. I promise ok. It may seem like everything is just crashing down on you, & your life is just worthless, so you turn to self harm, or consider in suicide.. and.. i honestly don’t know what to say to you guys.. I can hardly give advice to myself. But what i do is i think “not today” .. I think about what i want in the future, what i want for my tomorrow, what i can do to make my life BETTER. Im not looking for a way out anymore like i used to, im looking for a better alternative, a better way to deal with things instead of locking myself in away from everyone else.. I write or think about “not today” & it prevents myself to think bad thoughts.. & helps me relax i guess. This is my alternative. I hope you find your alternative too.