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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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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    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, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 28

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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 13-15, F Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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...
    loobiesa loobiesa 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 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 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    The Butterfly Project

    Ive been determined to stop self harming for years and every time it beats me But this time I've found a better method that either could work or could fail dramatically I'm doing this not only for myself, but for my friends because they hate seeing me do this to myself and I...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    ❗️ my be trigging ❗️I have self-harmed in about 7-8weeks and I'm finding it harder and harder. I miss that blade going throw my skin and the blood dripping off me. I have...
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to start again. Someone help me...
    hearmecryandwatchmedie hearmecryandwatchmedie 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I started Self harming when I was 10 dealing with depression, family/friend problems, school, and everything else. I would cut everyday then things got better and I stopped. I can...
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have scars all over my body, cuts on my hips... I can't stop.
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    It started when I was 10 or 11. Things were going badly at home and I was struggling with undiagnosed depression and anxiety. I'd cut to relieve my anxiety and keep me calm, to...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I am trying self-harming now, I had a fairly bad day today, so I'm alone in the kitchen and I thought of trying something completely different and not like me - I came to this site...
    jayja45 jayja45 18-21, M Apr 11

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    I self harm. I've been self harming since i was 11 years old i am now 14 and i am slowly starting to recover. A year ago i attempted suicide and nearly succeed, but my best mate...
    jayspiller1 jayspiller1 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I burn and cut. I have self harmed for 8 years, I started to try and get my life turned around an I made it to 4 months clean....until today I threw away 4 months clean and I cut...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I self harm. Ill admit it. No I wasn't raped (that is sad though. If that has happened to you I'm sorry) No I'm not bullied or abused. I'm not writing this to get sympathy. I just...
    blackbird96 blackbird96 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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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-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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    My name is Skye Baynes and right now I am 13 years old. I started cutting at the age of 11, but I was self-harming long before. I would bang my head against the wall and would pull...
    SkyeBaynes SkyeBaynes 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been self harming for about 2 years and im trying to recover. I have scars all over my arms and thighs. I feel like i eill never be able to wear normal clothes again. I wont...
    smellsliketeenloners smellsliketeenloners 16-17, F Apr 9

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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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    I've been self harming for about a year now, but I haven't been able to for about 20 days now. It's killing me. I can't because I have been waiting for an opening to get a physical...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I had been self harming off and on for 6 years now I am 40 days clean.
    AaronWolfAtHeart AaronWolfAtHeart 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Like now. My grandma is at the hospital and i think i should visit her, but i don't want to. She's going a lot to the hospital later, she goes frequently to the ICU, and i hate...
    juliegreen2 juliegreen2 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have this on going battle of self injury, every time I feel upset I immediately think of the blade. I have scars on my wrist and I want to stop yet I don't want to at the same...
    ScaryTale ScaryTale 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    #day7 So I may have touched on this before but today (in dept) I'm going to explain self harm because nobody really gets it unless you do it and its not something I want anybody...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have never done this. But, i have a friend, I'm a bit interested I her (well, me and my friend) She told us ca.3 days ago that she began cutting herself. Me, an a lot of her...
    TheoAu TheoAu 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Listen everyone.... Most of you people love cutting yourself & just wasting the blood for no reason the drop you just wast you can give it to people who needs blood. I personal...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I am 35. Tonight I burned myself. I don't exactly know why I did. I think it just felt like the right thing to do. When I was younger I used to cut myself, and then for a long time...
    stephendonaldson stephendonaldson 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    Girls & guys your words & I do respect them. I didn't meant to write NEGATIVE what people are going through I've posted what I said was it can lead to illness & it's one of the...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    This story is being posted in the SEPTIC group,as well as "I Want To Improve the Experience Project,and "Ask EP Arsineh"Dear EP Arsineh,,Why does EP hate my kind? You know,my kind...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    This was my first cut and it wouldn't stop bleeding for awhile. Cutting is my relief, it's my comfort and it's me.💀🔫
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I feel slightly depressed because I cannot think of a way to get the lifestyle I want. Maybe, I need to just live in the moment more. However, perhaps I simply live a life I don't...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M 7 mins ago

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    I WILL NOT SELF HARM. I am fed up of hurting myself, I am fed up of hurting and I am worth recovery. So are you. I decided to put up a list of things to do instead of cutting...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have cut since the age of 12 and I'm 20 now.The longest period I've been clean is one year. I started cutting again and I just recently started seeing a therapist for some issues...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Yesterday was one of the manyyy times I cut and I keep telling myself that I have to stop, and therapy is not helping. My friends only threaten me saying they will leave me if I...
    gabiandmikayla gabiandmikayla 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Have to go talk to my parents today. They already know but I told them I wasn't ready to talk. Now I have to go and explain myself but honestly how do you explain it? How do you...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am nothing special but i do wish to share what people need to hear to be free.. to be free is accepting yourself and not judging , i believe God has already forgiven you.. its...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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