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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 1 Response Oct 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    When I used to cut about a year ago I would only do it when I felt lonely. Now, I've been getting more lonely and get this sudden urge and it terrifies me.
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm watching the blood drip from my arm. I've been wanting to do this for so long, and now I've got the balls. I think the only thing beautiful about me is the blood. It's so red...
    Cazjarvo Cazjarvo 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I cut myself for stupid reasons and then I stopped but then when my problems started growing I started cutting again and now I can't stop
    aylafutter aylafutter 13-15, F Nov 10

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    I feel so confused at the minute, I haven't hurt myself for at least three months, I have it down on paper to remember and realise I don't have to do it, but I get get the urge...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't take it anymore. My best friend is making my life miserable. All she talks about is self harm and suicide. I'm trying to get better and stay clean and she's making it...
    misfit182 misfit182 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes just a typical conversation with others is what you need most.. Here's to being antisocial and crazy.
    TheLonelyStoner95 TheLonelyStoner95 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i can't stop self-harming, and i'm tired of it. I will get anxiety real bad, like I'll sweat, start trembling, my adrenaline pumps, sometimes I can't breath and start...
    killeyj killeyj 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    The other day I cut myself on my thigh and my father saw them because I was stupid and wore shorts to bed. Later on that day he told me I'm acting like a little girl and others...
    helloimxxxxx helloimxxxxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I'm making a long story short, but I started self harming in 6th grade. (That's 12y/o for those of u who don't know) and I stopped just before 7th grade started. I casually cut a...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I've been self harming since I was 10 years old and I'm 18 now. I don't really want to stop. It helps me in ways nothing else can. Well nothing else except maybe drugs, but I don't...
    DarkEyedDreamers DarkEyedDreamers 18-21, F Nov 6

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    Lately I've decided to really try to stoop self harming and so far it is going really well. I'm still not ready to recover from my ED (eating disorder) but self harm has made such...
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Well after almost loosing someone to my self-harming I decided to quit... again... I don't hope to stop completely but if I could simply not cut for a longer period of time I would...
    BriJC BriJC 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    self harming helps so much! I have self harmed every day this week, I do it because it takes away the emotional pain, every time I feel upset I just cut myself.
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I'm zero days clean again. I hate how people think that self harming is just cutting because it's not. I scratch. Today was the first time that I actually drew blood. It wasn't...
    bvbandmcr bvbandmcr 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    Hey guys. I need help & advice. So i have a boyfriend, he is amazing, he loves me very much and he cares for me like crazy. We had been together for 8 months, but a person got in...
    iSimplyWish iSimplyWish 26-30, F 41 mins ago

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    Hi guys. I'm Jennifer and Im 18 years-old and used to be very happy-go-lucky and in love with life. I was in an depression because my best friend commited suicide. I wont go in...
    JennyVDV JennyVDV 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F 39 mins ago

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    I'm so thrilled to say I'm actually gaining some self-esteem without feeling guilty about it. Man, this is such a freeing thing. Usually when I feel like asserting myself I think...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 10

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    I talked myself out of harming last night!!
    XbeyonceX XbeyonceX 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've struggled with self-harm for 6 years. I was clean for 7 months, and I swore I would never go back. But then my dad left. He told my mom and I he was going to work and got on a...
    pandakitty8901 pandakitty8901 16-17 1 Response Oct 29

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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 1 day ago

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    It happened the summer before grade 10. A lot of scars have faded away, but I've piled up with new ones. I guess I don't go that deep. But I go enough over the same spot so it...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I wasn't the girl every guy wanted in school. I was a little chubby, not overly but I felt huge compared to some of my friends. I blossomed early in the chest area and was self...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F Nov 6

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    I'm so broken... I can't stop crying... It hurts so much... We've broken up and I have to work with her everyday, have to see her pretty face, and know that I'll never get to hold...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    A few years go, my parents go in to HUGE arguments. I hated it. There were some that were just like ehhh and just some that were OMG just stop. I cry every time that my parents...
    cantsaymynamesorry cantsaymynamesorry 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 8 months and 2 days self injury free...but tonight I am having strong urges, my family doesn't believe in my abilities sometimes to make it in life and I'm just feeling down an...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Nov 5

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    The advice I would give my past self in my young teenage years (13,14,15) would be: Don't have unprotected sex. Don't drink so much your going to get alcohol poisoning. Don't...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11