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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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    I just threw my blades away.

    I already want to get them out again but I am finally determined to actually stop.
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F Mar 28, 2014

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    I Will Stop This Time

    Its been almost a week (i think) since I last scratched/cut although since then I have been hitting my arms, hands, legs and head against walls and corners (tables, doors, cuboards). so does that count as SH? Before I tried to stop the first time I didnt see what I do...
    pine90apple pine90apple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2009

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    My Story

    I've been cutting for over five years now.  I've tried to stop several times, but I've never made it anywhere with it.  I really wish I could stop, but I just haven't made it to that point yet.  I hope that one day I will be able to stop.  Right now...
    udontno udontno 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Oh Dear...

    I've just gotten out of almost a year of treatment but I'm still cutting...I lied and said that I'd stopped. If someone finds out that I'm still self harmng I'll be in tons of trouble...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Trying My Hardest

    i started self harming a few years ago, just small cuts and scratches on my arm here and there, but then i got into the habit of cutting more often and deeper.. one person made me realize how bad it really is and how important it is for me to stop for it was getting worse.. so i...
    CountYourBlessings CountYourBlessings 16-17, F Aug 15, 2008

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    Not Self-harming In the Traditional Sense...

    I'm not sure if this qualifies as its somewhat different than cutting or burning.  I often find ways to hurt myself just doing every day things, I have 'accidents'.  I just accidentally stuck my arm in the propane torch, accidentally ran on the treadmill until I...
    FranzJosef FranzJosef 26-30, M Nov 6, 2007

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    HI!

    I started this group because i wanted to add it as a goal. I hope others out there who suffer this problem and want to do something about it will add it to their goals too, and remember this group is here for everyone to help and support each other so don't be afraid to add...
    lifenotknife lifenotknife 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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    It's been a week since I last cut myself!

    !! I have had a very hard time with this and always have to have something in my hand to keep me from cutting. I hope I can go longer without cutting :)
    teenagegirl1 teenagegirl1 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Almost There. :)

    I am almost ready to finally throw away my glass shards. I am close to the point to where I can completely break the addiction and go without feeling the need to cut. I am so thankful for EP. Here, I finally could release my issues and move on. I am such a strong person now. Yes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Two Things....

    One yes, I plan on stop harming myself. When I am strong enough to deal with life, without having to turn to self injury, than I won't have to turn to hurting myself. Another thing, can the founder of this group, please change the group logo, it is way to triggering, and I ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Hurts

    i have been self mutilating for quite some time now. sometime i burn, but i mostly cut.i cant wear short sleeves/sleveless things cos my left arm is full of scars that never will heal. i found out that i have a skin condiotion ca;lled keloid, meaning my scars wil never heal...
    TeeVee TeeVee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2008

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    So today, I'm giving up my blades.

    I'm going to my friends house for a cut check, and I'm giving them to him for good. No more taking apart pencil sharpeners, just no blades in general. It is the official day that I'm giving all of this up.
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 18-21 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Every Time I Think I Have Beaten This..

    I'm currently a 22-year-old student. I have been struggling with self-harm ever since I can remember, with my most vivid memory at about 8-10 years old when I ripped out my non-loose baby tooth in order for my mom (who has some issues of her own) to stop being...
    jumpfish jumpfish 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2009

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    Being Scared Can Make You Change Your Mind About Anything

    My boyfriend and I had just finished smoking and the lighter was still hot. He has really calloused feet so he pressed it on his foot as sort of an experiment thing, because he's just like that. He said he couldn't feel anything and was all amused, and I told him not to do that...
    cococrazy cococrazy 16-17, F Jul 27, 2013

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    So I plan on stopping

    for good now. I don't know how well this will work because I've tried it before, and it didn't work well since it only lasted not even 6 months. But I asked my friend if he would help me stop, because he's told me that I'm better than this and it's nothing but a terrible...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 18-21 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    3 days without cutting!

    - still can't bring myself to throw the blades out but this is a start. I'm taking it each day at a time but my aim is to give up for lent and then by then I won't need to do it any more. I have stopped before but I relapsed after a month, this time I hope I can stop...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    I Keep Trying

    I keep trying to stop harming myself and i did for 3 yrs but then my boyfriend of 5 yrs left me and my 1 yr old. its been 2 weeks and i just am so depressed. I am trying to be strong for him but it is so hard. I guess because i have these moments when i cant see past the...
    prettybutterfly4521 prettybutterfly4521 26-30 3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Depression.

    We all have those low times in our lives that make us want to give up. We realize we just don't want to live in this world anymore, what's there left for me here? Most our my generation has lost hope, has sunk into depression with no escape. So many of us have committed suicide...
    Arriesrose Arriesrose 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Breaking The Habit

    I am finally trying hard to quit cutting and brusing myself. The cutting is the biggest issue of the two, but I should not be bruising myself either. I have been cutting myself for three years now and bruising for one year. I have recognized for a little while now that I need to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2012

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    Yes, I used to. I did it before but not always and it wasn't that bad and I really want to hurt myself :3 got the blade ready but I'm ******** out.
    TheKDoomsday TheKDoomsday 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I can't count how many times I've told myself I would stop. How many times I've thrown away the blades, Clipped my nails to stop myself from picking my skin, told myself to stop...
    rosy10010 rosy10010 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    You are the only people who know about this, im never telling anyone in person, ever. Okay two weeks ago, during PE class, she wore a tshirt into PE where you can see her wrists...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F Mar 29

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    And I'm thinking why stop the countdown. Maybe I should just see where this takes me.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I had an amazing day yesterday, chilling out at the beach. It was pretty much secluded as all get out and all. There ended up being four people there (me included). I realised how...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    So....when my parents found out that I cut myself....they just kept making me feel even worse with all those questions of why I did that...and since i´m adopted they make me feel...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    its school holidays and my friends just want to be normal and have sleepovers and suff but its the anniversairy of when i started cutting and ive started again. i wish they could...
    flora10fauna flora10fauna 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Just last year I had a really bad depression where I ended up self harming... & the depression is starting again . But this time I promised myself that I won't self harm. I will...
    Davidthree Davidthree 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    How do I tell her that this has happened? It's not like I've never told anybody before because I have. I've never said the word rape out loud before and it's still quite painful...
    hopeandsoul hopeandsoul 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Years ago when I was younger used to self harm. Got over it was fine my daughter started self harming so could give her some good advise. Worst thing is I have now started again...
    angelcakebaby angelcakebaby 41-45, F Apr 3

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    For all the suicidal and self harming people out there. Stay strong please stay strong, life is full of ups and downs so some day life will give you all an up and you all will be...
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M Mar 26

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    It all actually started 2 months ago when my mum and dad got a divorce and after about two weeks I started self harming with a pin deep into my wrist. I covered it up at school but...
    Sophiejoyella Sophiejoyella 13-15 a week ago

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    Since I discovered that I am trans, came out to some people and started presenting in a more masculine way, I have been self-harming much less and I'm pretty proud of myself for...
    illuminatisweaters illuminatisweaters 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    just something about seeing myself bleed makes me feel better. I cant think of "safer" ways to satisfy this without self-harming. (theres probably none but) Im addicted. and my...
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard 26-30, M Mar 23

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    self harming is the only way I can make the pain go away:(
    meghantownsend1999 meghantownsend1999 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I always before used to think self-harming is really bad and stupid and I never understood why people used to do it but the yesterday I realised why people do it and you get to a...
    JoshKilbride JoshKilbride 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was clean of self harming for 4 months... That is... If I didnt do it today...
    milliejoe milliejoe 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I swear the worst combination of things to have are self harming urges and dermatillomania. My cuts never heal properly because I constantly pick at them and other areas of my skin...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For all of you out there who have trouble stopping self harm, I have a suggestion. First of all, PLEASE get help, even just talking to a therapist once a week will help. Second of...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I only cut once, and it helped a bit. But I felt so much guilt afterwards. That was a month ago, and every day since then I've had to stop myself from cutting. I keep pinching or...
    MissCakey MissCakey 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Found this on tubler, really strong. Before you self harm in any way, you should probably know what you’re getting into. Before you make that cut, please keep in mind that you...
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have doses of self esteem that appear on occasion. But it would be awesome if it were more of a regular thing.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I love going out and having a good time no matter what I am engaged in doing. I am very adventurous as a female and love to be busy doing something in life.
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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