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I Am a Recovering Self-harmer

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    Recovery Realizing that you're worth it Experiencing true happiness Caring about yourself Overcoming your own demons Validating your worth Eating without regret Relapse-it's bound...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Dec 27, 2013

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    I surprisingly fought the urge last night. I thought about it in the shower, and I picked up the razor, told myself later, but I never did it. :)
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    So yesterday I was having some major problem with mood swings and I had a strong urge to cut myself again. Well good news: I didn't!!! And I'm extremely proud of myself!!! :D
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Why Do You Continue? - I truly don't understand.... Yes, the feeling to cut will always pull you, I get this. Trust me, I do. But why can't people who are still cutting see that...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Sep 12, 2013

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    I go 3 days without breaking sometimes even a week. Every day I just try to not think. I break so frequently. I feel so weak. Ashamed but at the same time i feel better. i like...
    Aunsd Aunsd 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Step Follows Step - I have been a self-harmer for almost three years now. I want to stop hurting myself this way, but I have to fight myself over it frequently. Every time I feel...
    Xenobia Xenobia 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I did it. I finally called a helpline about my self harm and depression problems and I'm so proud of myself. I then told my brother. I had cut that afternoon, but it was a bad one...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    How It Began - Well I started cutting when I met thus girl I forgot her name but she was shorter then me . White with black hair very cute she was in ny gym class her and this...
    DanielleOwensA95 DanielleOwensA95 18-21, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Self Injurer In Constant Remission... - I never liked the term "Self Harm". It fills me with hatred for myself. I never wanted to harm, I just wanted to feel.Every bad, down day I...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Falling again ... I can't help but think about vomiting when I eat...
    Imfearlessbae Imfearlessbae 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    It's been about 4 months since I've self harmed. I have been self harming since I was 12 and I'm 20 now. Although it's been 4 months I struggle everyday not to harm. Cutting and...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Recovering? Recovered? - When has it been long enough to say you are completely recovered? I haven't hurt myself in several years but I won't deny that the urge is at times still...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    I've been clean for 5 days. It's getting hard to fight the urge to...turned on upbeat music which usually helps. I'm just to stressed. I'm gonna try calming music and sleep yet...
    Aunsd Aunsd 16-17, F Dec 4, 2013

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    Weakness - Sometimes I wish I was weak. Weak enough to just do it. Weak enough to blame a slip up on my b.p.d.. weakness.. everyone wants to be strong. Strong for the ones they...
    squelettique squelettique 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Faded Scars - I am a recovering cutter. But tonight, I look at the faded scar tissue up and down my wrists, throat, thighs, ankles, hands and stomach; and there is a part of me...
    klizanne klizanne 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    My Story: Self Harm - I started self harming in eighth grade. I was still recovering emotionally from my parents divorce when I was in sixth grade. In sixth grade I was thrust into...
    littleoneforever littleoneforever 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    So today, I have to give up my very last blade. I haven't used it in almost two months, but it's gonna be weird not knowing where it is all the time. I mean, if I haven't used it...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Feb 19

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    My Own Little Story - I have been cutting/hitting myself since I was in 8th grade. I am now 19 and I should be in my first year of college. In the beginning, no one knew what I did...
    MysteriousChick92 MysteriousChick92 18-21, F Jan 11, 2012

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    I Dont Know If I Should Even Call Myself Recovering - I am on the path to stopping but like everyone knows its easier said that done. I hate that im a self harmer, and i know a lot...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    I've been clean for years, but I still struggle more than I should. I never really sought actual help. It started in secret and ended in secret. I'm considering talking to someone...
    gidget33 gidget33 18-21, F Dec 5, 2013

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    I Am Now 3 Weeks Clean. - I haven't cut myself for three weeks now and I am so so proud of myself. I had the urge to, but I fought it. What hurts is that my best friends saw my...
    Dinden123 Dinden123 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    It Took Me 4 Years To Get To This Point - i had problems with making friends, i tried to as a kid but was oblivious that i was annoying people, creeping people out, so i never had...
    xcecexsurvivorx xcecexsurvivorx 13-15 Aug 13, 2013

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    I started cutting myself at 14 1/2. My boyfriend at the time would touch me, in places where I didn't wanna be touched. Every time I told him to stop, he would get mad and not talk...
    Tanequa11 Tanequa11 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I started self-harming at the age of 12 years old, but it didn't turn into a problem, or serious enough to remember till I was about 13 years old or so. I was in a dark place at...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I started self harming when people who are important to me started dying
    nanielove22 nanielove22 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    The lengths I go to to keep my cuts & self harm a secret from my parents is so exhausting. It's like a job. But its worth it. Do any of you guys find crazy hiding places?
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I've had so much going on lately, so much getting to me bad because of that three weeks ago I started self harming again and late last week I overdosed. I don't know what to do...
    adaytoparade adaytoparade 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I started self harm like a couple weeks ago and I haven't for 5 days or more .
    sillygirl008 sillygirl008 16-17, F a week ago

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    I recently self harmed, and I have lost a lot of blood. I promised my parents I wouldn't, they found out three weeks ago๐Ÿ˜’that I cut. Now I have to go to therapy, and I guess...
    flinm flinm 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    ever since I can remember, but every transition it gets better. thanks for reading :)
    Steve389 Steve389 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I haven't cut in 12 days (:
    angelinahernandez1 angelinahernandez1 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Can't lie.. I have been for awhile.
    nanielove22 nanielove22 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Hi well umm i have been cutting my thighs and I wrote FAT on my left thigh..... I hate my body so much and I just can't keep pretending like I'm fine when I'm not ๐Ÿ˜–
    Monse13 Monse13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I finally decided to tell my mom about my scars....... Huge mistake ๐Ÿ˜ž The look on her face was disappointing :( my heart fell into pieces when I was her face :( I just wish I...
    Monse13 Monse13 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Can anyone who reads this please heart this if you feel the same. I feel alone in the world because no one understands me. Cutting keeps me alive. Without it, I'd already be gone...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Alright um a couple months ago or last year during october, i moved to a new school. And i dont know... I had this 'friend' who always use to tell me bad things and made me feel...
    nate2045 nate2045 18-21, T Apr 3

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    My boss saw some marks on my arms, and told my family. I now feel like a grounded teen. Under house arrest by my folks constantly being babysat. It's bad enough circumstances led...
    mywastedlife mywastedlife 31-35, F a week ago

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    I want to talk to people. Like anyone
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Relapsed. It was only 3 days but it was something.
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know where to begin when It comes to my experience with self harm. I started cutting when I was 13, the first time I had ever self harmed was in my bathroom with a large...
    musicforthemorningafter musicforthemorningafter 13-15, F Apr 7

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    I an not your typical "self harmer." For most people, when they think of self harm they think of razors and wrists and wearing long sleeves to cover it up. I am not that person. I...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    What do you do when the one person who can talk you out of cutting is also part of the reason why you do it? I can't stop cutting because I remember my guy judging self-harmers...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    When people say stop it only drives us to do it more. We have had a hard time in our life to be loved. Saying stop is like saying: Its just depression get over it! Some people...
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I really need to talk Woman only I am ex self harmer Depressed Got urge to cut
    sarah1928 sarah1928 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 17 years old. I am new and would like to meet some new people that have kinda been through some of what I have and can help me. l have been sexually, physically, and sexually...
    alanabean alanabean 16-17, F 13 Responses Apr 7

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