…make a list of everything you want in your life and email it to someone who cares about you.
…call one of the many mental health hotline. In NYC you can call 1-800-LIFENET 24 hours a day and get good help over the phone and/ or a quick referral to a therapist you can afford.
…plan a trip.
…make a Popsicle-stick boat.
…cover yourself with body paint.
…go on Psychology Today’s “find a therapist” website and email every therapist in your area who looks good and ask them for a free phone consultation.
…read my blog.
…read my blog again.
…buy the domain name thingstodoinsteadofcuttingyourself.com and start your own blog (I checked. It’s available.)
…google info on soup kitchens in your area and make plans to volunteer.
…call everyone in your cell phone’s “favorites” list until someone picks up.
…post a note expressing gratitude on the wall of everyone of your friends on Facebook.
…get help to live the life you want. If the help doesn’t help, fight for better help. If it’s still not helping, fight some more.