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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today has miserable weather, but the positive thing is it is easier to wear a slightly padded bra under my raincoat. So I slipped on a lovely pink bra, matching panties, and gave...
    julia09 julia09 56-60, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I do it... multiple times a week. I can't tell anyone because, either they are too busy or don't have time for me, I told my mom I need a therapist, but she just passes it off. I...
    SadisticallyInsane SadisticallyInsane 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Don't smoke. It's smelly, unhealthy and expensive. Don't spend so much time and money getting drunk in various pubs. It doesn't make you any more attractive to the opposite sex and...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 18 hrs ago

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    As u all knw ive been lustin on my sisters my entire life and ive always peeped them and fapped to them...... usually i think bout them when i **********.... ive recently tot of...
    hellowassup hellowassup 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    when it's 4:30am & you can't fall asleep, so you just take random selfies with Simon..
    aprilriosss aprilriosss 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    perrytctctc perrytctctc 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have over 40 scars, one on each wrist and more than 20 on the outside of each thigh. The ones on my wrists are hardly visible. The ones on my thighs are a different story. The...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is a piece of writing that I found years ago and have changed and enhanced to fit my own situation. It is very descriptive and if you are someone who self harms, it may...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I use to self-inflict pain upon myself physically but at some point I found emotional pain more painful. Emotional self-infliction is something more controllable than physical; no...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Boys dont self harm... yea right. about 3 percent do... Im out of the 3 percent.... horrible childhood and still horrible now. You were suppose to die at birth i keep telling...
    InfiniteZero InfiniteZero 13-15, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I relapsed. I just cut myself. I haven't cut myself in several months since my mom took away my razors. But tonight I found an old razor in my room and cut. I was feeling really...
    princessSadness princessSadness 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    People aren't going to meet your expectations and you aren't going to meet their's, realizing this truth is why I focus on myself and meeting my obligations first, I don't have the...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm going into my 4th month of self injuring . It helps me a lot. My mom knows that I self injure but she didn't ask why or anything. She just threatened to take my door off to my...
    Timelord1702 Timelord1702 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I know no one can instill self confidence in you and that it must come from within, but really how do you get what you never had? I have just about zero self confidence. Anything...
    SomeoneOutThere SomeoneOutThere 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    yesterday i cut my wrist ..it was the first for a really long time ..i felt so much pain and broken so i cut ...but this time i took it to a really new level ...my cuts used to be...
    yuush yuush 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Even if I do 'recover' from self-harm, even if I never did it again - not that that would happen - I'm never going to undo it. The scars on my skin will fade, but I'll never be...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago