I Am a Self Harmer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 217 People

    I Have Self Harmed For 3 Years

    i started self harming when i was 14 when i was raped, i just felt i needed to punish myself for letting a total stranger destroy me.  i an bulminic, i drink, take drugs and self harm.  My self harm got worse as everyday came and when i was in college i meet a really...
    marble134 marble134
    18-21
    1 Response Jul 28, 2008

    I Slef Harm and I Have the Option to Get Help, Should I?

    i have self harmed for about a year, a long time ago i was angry all the time, i put up a brick wall so nobody could get close to me. I was being bullied at school and i had a lot of stress on me at home. So i broke things because i could never work up the courage to hit...
    timebomb timebomb
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2008

    What to say to a self harmer in public

    if you see one? Nothing. Just be nice. The only time I will talk to someone I do not know about self-harm is if they are a cutter or are coming from a place of understanding. People ask me the stupidest questions. (ex: "does it hurt?") But they also ask "why". If you're...
    spudlydudly spudlydudly
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2015
    victoriaashaye victoriaashaye
    18-21
    4 Responses May 10, 2014
    josef2000 josef2000
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    im trying to give up self harm

    but i still carry around a blade in my bag and a small pencil sharpener blade inside my phone case.
    flora10fauna flora10fauna
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    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 that time. Things were SO bad at home, I needed an escape. My father brainwashed me into believing that everything that was happening, Him abusing...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    Mar 27, 2014

    Depending On Someone Else's Hope.

    Hi I'e been a self harmer since I was 12 years old as through out my life I have had one event after another & never had time to get over the last one. This has left my life on the run or hiding from people. Majority of Adults in my life abused my trust either phycialy...
    Nataliarose Nataliarose
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    i guess i went kinda deep

    or something but my "wounds" wouldn't stop bleeding so i had to put a crap load of band aids and an ace band on
    Psychoimagination14 Psychoimagination14
    13-15, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    Hey...don't ignore this,

    just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal with it and how are you going to feel?Then refocus your goals,is giving up that easy?The relief that comes from self-harming...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly
    16-17, F
    Jan 24

    I hear voices in my head

    and now I cut so I can just get rid of the voices and they go away
    iwanttodie123 iwanttodie123
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    i was going to try to stop cutting

    but i got stressed and annoyed.I had to let it out.So I'm officially 0 days clean i cut my whole arm and i cut my thigh deeper than usual
    Psychoimagination14 Psychoimagination14
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    I Haven't Done It In a While But...

    i have to confess that i think about self harming every. single. day. it may not be more than a passing thought from one day to the next, but it is always there. i haven't cut for quite a while now, which is good, but yesterday while i was grocery shopping i a dropped a can...
    earthdragon earthdragon
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008

    Sometimes I just get

    so frustrated. Im trying to not self harm but its just so hard. Everything builds up inside and I explode. If I cant cut ill punch walls, sometimes even myself. I will self harm with anything I can find. Metal part on wooden pencils. Ill break plastic things. Ive self-harmed...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I Hate It

    i dont do it all the time, i'll just have times when i cant cope and i'll do it for a few weeks and then it stops. i used to do it on my forarm and upper arm, but then i started on my wrists. i have scars right down my right arm and wrist and on my left wrist. i dont uncover...
    sezy sezy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2007

    I Hate It :(

    im 14 yeers old and im a self-harmer. i used to do it a lot when i was younger, but i stop there for a while and now when i get down or depressed over nothing, i just get anything sharp and cut away, i dnt even know wht i do it for. i guess its just a way to let it...
    billiejeanwilson billiejeanwilson
    13-15, F
    Sep 26, 2009

    So I Hurt Myself

    This is probably the worst thing in my life, the thing that consumes my thoughts most and i absolutely HATE it i just want to be free of it but it seems no matter what happens i always seem to find myself back at the same old place, its been going on for ages and though as time...
    dying2live dying2live
    18-21
    Jul 4, 2008

    Since 3 years I had depressions.

    I lived in a small town in Germany and my class hated me. From the very first moment 'til the last I had there.In 7th grade they started bullying me, I thought about suicide and started cutting.I stopped for a few months, started again. When I wasn't cutting I hit myself, took...
    LilySophieGreen LilySophieGreen
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2014

    Stop Telling Me to Stop..

    I'm 17, I started self harming when I was 14.. The first year or so was the worst. I had cuts covering almost my entire left arm. Yet I seemed to cover it well. Only three people found out what I'd been doing and all they said to me was 'Stop'. It drove me up the...
    ICantThinkOfAUsername ICantThinkOfAUsername
    16-17, F
    Aug 25, 2008

    Burning Again

    im a self harmer..yup. im a burner. i have hundreds of scars all over my body because i insist on giving myself 2nd and 3rd degree burns. i dont feel right if i dont do it.
    averageordinarygirl averageordinarygirl
    26-30, F
    Apr 16, 2008

    Its been really hard lately.

    Ive been cutting or collecting self-harm objects a lot. I was even thinking about going and buying more razors with my next paycheck. Nobody knows im cutting again. Everybody tells me how good im doing and it makes me feel guilty because im really not doing good. Im falling...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    Self Harming

    im a self harmer, i hate what i do yet find it hard to cope without doing it, i reli on it, i need to do it when im sad or low
    bethanne bethanne
    16-17, F
    May 23, 2007

    I cut on my wrists. I cut deep enough

    for blood to come out. But I want to tell my friend that I trust I just don't know how to.. I want to tell her but I need advice on how to tell her
    Bloom42540 Bloom42540
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    I know many people suffer from self harm.

    It's not something easy to deal especially if it becomes an addictive behaviour. Many non-self harmers would not understand. But I myself can relate and I've experienced such as well. I'm reaching out to all the self harmers who are stuck and want help or just want some closure...
    Rishay Rishay
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2014
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