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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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 16-17 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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 16-17 2 Responses Dec 18, 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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    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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    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 1 Response Oct 23

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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

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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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    Even with all of this stuff involving my friend

    leaving me when I needed her the most, my ex trying to get me to come back to him, and family troubles. I have managed to go a week without cutting. And I think that is a pretty awesome :) so as I'm writing this I'm collecting all of my blades and throwing them out I feel sad...
    teenagegirl1 teenagegirl1 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 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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    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

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yay.... I've haven't self harmed for a good 3 days now. Its been really really hard with all the crap I've been dealing with lately. But when I eventually succumb to my knife, it...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I do but i won't about 3 weeks clean now
    stupidlove6 stupidlove6 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've been 9 weeks clean but I don't know how much longer I can do this. I pretend to be happy way to much. Only time I am happy is when I'm with my boyfriend and can forget the...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I started self harming at 12, I am now 16 and struggling to stop. It has became an addiction, I always thought I could control it but in fact it is controlling me.
    pxle pxle 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I can't stop. I've been doing this to myself for years and for this past week I've been doing it everyday. I can't handle what ever the **** it is that I'm feeling. What the hell...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F a week ago

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    I've seen my ex fb n she's wiv some 1 and she decides to unblock me on fb why is she doing this to me ??? Dose she wants me dead ??!! I've already self harmed and it's not nice...
    babel123456 babel123456 26-30, M Nov 27

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    I didn't mean to, and I ******* hate this, **** me and **** the world and aparently I'm selfish for being afraid to loose my friends, **** you all *** holes
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yeah, don't see why not anymore... at least it was something I could control and was always there...
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    So i dissapered again from this for a long time, reasoning, I've hit a wall in my life but instead of turning around and walking around it, I'm stuck and I can't seem to think as...
    maat123 maat123 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I stop self harm for a long while but this month was the hardest. I started cutting again. Why did everything happen, maybe it was my fault. Now I self harm again
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My family are driving me closer and closer to self harming and today I nearly done it but I stopped myself but I really want to just to try relieving a little bit of pain from my...
    xXxLaylaxXx xXxLaylaxXx 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I haven't cut in over a year. I don't want to start again, but I feel so bad. I admitted to my mom that I have suicidal thoughts and I have trouble with self harming and she didn't...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I started self harming three years ago I don't do it a lot I do it when I can't take it anymore. I first self harmed when I found out that dad cheated on mom and I felt so bad I...
    Busexx Busexx 16-17, F Nov 28

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    im so angry and upset about every thing that is happening and every thing that has happened. i feel like the only way to get it out properly is to make my self feel pain i cant go...
    alysia28 alysia28 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just want to let all the people who say self harming is "dumb" and "pointless", know that they are very ignorant about the situation and they should just shut up. I used to self...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Geez, I'm mad. someone i know just say 'what's with your hand? it looks like you're on drugs' well, shut the **** up! self-harming isn't drugs and you should be thankful for that...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Nov 26

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    I didn't start self harming until about a year ago. Every bad thing that could happen in my life, HAPPENED. The fact that I'm gay too just makes the fact worse because I have so...
    fernaaans fernaaans 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I need a very good spanking. I have been such a mouthy and cussing teenager and my parents don't punish me. What would u give me if I was ur child? (I'm going to self spank...
    Ilikebrownies Ilikebrownies 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    So I've decided as of yesterday to give up drinking. I am a binge drinker but once I start I just can't stop, Every weekend is a drinking weekend and most Thursday nights too. I...
    Theoneandonlyjodes Theoneandonlyjodes 22-25, F 55 mins ago

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    I really wasn't looking for romance at the time, but I had taken my 12 yr old to the school bus stop and he was there with his youngest daughter. We had seen each other before but...
    KathyJ304 KathyJ304 26-30, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I haven't cut since may, and honestly I'm proud but every day passes and I still have urges but maybe the last two months the urges have gotten stronger. I really don't want to cut...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    maybe I'm an idiot. probably. in my twenties I allowed myself to be mindfucked. it destroyed me. broke me. and I let him do it. I made it easy. and when it all imploded. with...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    ive been doing really well recently, moved to austria by myself and its been 3 or 4 weeks. Ive noticed Ive been getting easily stressed which turns very quickly to rage. Thats how...
    dansimpson40 dansimpson40 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I was clean for almost 4 years. I'm not in the habit of blaming others for my actions but......she made me do it. I was on a road to recovery and she made me take an unexpected...
    BlankSpace13 BlankSpace13 13-15, F 42 mins ago

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    We are not going to see one another over the whole of the Christmas holidays and all I want to do is take her in my arms and kiss her she is on my mind constantly when I'm awake...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Have you ever had days that you feel like you deserve everything that you're feeling? It's not exactly suicidal, but just knowing that you've ****** your life up so much that...
    HarleyQuinn326 HarleyQuinn326 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    hi im new on this and I now suffer of deprestion and self harm i feel like no one likes me and i dont feel like my self i need some help or something my familly dosnt know (need...
    Susieboo1407 Susieboo1407 13-15, F 7 hrs ago