Meditating isn’t just monks sitting cross legged humming “Ohmmm”. It’s the idea of stopping and calming down your brain, to help you focus. Meditation helps you keep your mind peaceful and calm – which can be pretty rare given how hectic life can be. Just taking 10 or 15 minutes to slow down and concentrate on your breathing and calming yourself down can help you feel more able to deal with problems as they come up, and take your mind off of urges to harm yourself.
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It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.