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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    When people call depressed and self harming people attention seekers... They may be an attention seeker but at the end of the day they're still sticking a blade into their skin and...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    it's hard when I try to explain to people why I do it. i cannot feel and it the only way I can temporarily revive myself. I like the look of my cuts and my scars I like it and no...
    lexneedshelp lexneedshelp 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I regret it later but more the moment the burn on my forearm is welcoming;soothing almost. For the moment I can relax then I clench up at the stinging then the peaceful burn. I get...
    Brokentobits Brokentobits 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I was hospitalized twice this year, both times I was able to sneak in razor blades and other "sharps". It seems sometimes I really want to get better but other times I sabotage my...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I recently turned 30, and I have self harming since 12 yrs of age, on and off. I've gone months to years without insistent. However, self harming s always there like a companion...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 26-30, F May 15

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    I no longer cut or burn myself, but I still do other harmful things like picking at my skins and scabs, pulling out my hair, biting my lip until it bleeds, digging my nails into my...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I hate how I always go back to this. Always going back to self harming is an awful habit. I'm just getting worse too. I'm having trouble stopping, but I just can't help it.
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I started self harming when I was 17. I never thought I would because I couldn't cut myself but then I discovered that there are other ways. The first time I burned myself with a...
    ElouiseLou ElouiseLou 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    It doesn't matter how deep you cut, how much you cut or how long and often you burn! Self harm is self harm and it's not just people trying to attention seek. Whether you Cut...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    You know my Name not my story. You see my smile but it's not real. You see me happy but I'm hurting. I self harm. Know one understands the struggle I go through to get up everyday...
    Madimac Madimac 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    Ok i have friend whom i normally dont talk to much but still call him as my friend. But he sits near me in Math Class. He was depress that his girlfriend broke up with him. Now he...
    xxPurpleRosesxx xxPurpleRosesxx 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I swear to God that I'll never cut so deep like this again or cut at all. I'm going through hell with the healing process. Hurts like a motherfcker and it's so slow. I don't have...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I've been self harming since I was 16. I've been clean since 2-18-15. So why do I image myself slitting my arm down and mutilating myself? I can't seem to block the soothing...
    lilypad99 lilypad99 18-21 May 3

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    I've been self harming for about a year now. I've hurt my best friend in the process. I can't escape this. it feels like I can't ever escape this.
    yeetemma yeetemma 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I've Been self harming since I was 8 and I was clean for one month until yesterday morning...I feel worthless
    EmRiddell EmRiddell 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    Self harming sucks. It's not fun, it's not beautiful, it's harmful and ugly. I almost relapsed today, it was really scary. I hate that I'm afraid to let myself go near sharp...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 Responses May 9

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    so many judgmental people that call it 'attention seeking' or whatever but majority of people don't do it to end there own lives they do it to release all there emotions that's are...
    emmielouxxx emmielouxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I cut my wrist for the first time in 7 years. I feel like it relieved what I was feeling. No I didn't do it for attention as I would never let anyone see them. I have just been...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't stop cutting myself but when I am cutting myself I feel happy or excited
    Mayblood Mayblood 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I am not ashamed of my scars only proud I stopped cutting and I'm now a month clean and i hope to make it back up to 50 days when I caved In before
    melissa1019 melissa1019 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    this morning he took an artistic closet selfie!! He is so funny!!!!!!!!!! ........see it in hot hubby pics in profile
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    It's always a Catch-22. Them: "If you're so depressed, why are you putting on a front and pretending to be happy like nothing is wrong? Just be yourself." Me: "Fine" *gets all...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    Well, it's a month now I've quit alcohol and cigarettes. Life is going well. And I'm confident, even if I may face any difficulties I won't go to alcohol again. I can fight it...
    naz69 naz69 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I am going to write this because I am currently under going another bout of unhelpful behaviour. I am also telling myself to stop being critical of myself and maybe examine the...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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