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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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

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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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    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 16-17, 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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    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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    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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    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

    I guess I'm never gonna stop. I can't go a day without thinking constantly about cutting. I don't wanna stop. I don't wanna get better. I have no idea why. I've spend so much time...
    elena1998 elena1998 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I wish I could stop its killing me and my family. I just want to stop but I'm so addicted...
    annajvbanana annajvbanana 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I wanna see how long I can go without cutting but, I simply can't stop all of a sudden and I ended up bruising my left arm and right cheek bone.
    demonart demonart 13-15, F Feb 8

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    I did it today, sort of started the ball rolling in the past few months making small changes to how I react, what I will put up with, and building myself up one piece of me at a...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For starters Hi I'm Noah (: I have been self harming for 8+ years and recently I have met someone awesome but because of us being intimate I was forced to stop self harming...
    NoahVolley NoahVolley 18-21, M Feb 3

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    I wish I could stop self harming but everytime it get harder to stop , I wish I was died is that to much to ask
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F Feb 18

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    So many people in my age group are beginning to self harm and it makes me sick. I wish I could stop. This is my story: When I was younger, I would look at self harmers and go, "My...
    lily13576349 lily13576349 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I'm honestly tired of people glorifying self harm. I'm done and I need a good rant. Depression is NOT fun, it's NOT a choice, and more importantly self harm is NOT beautiful. It's...
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been self harming since I was 12, I am about to be 21. The last time I harmed was a month ago and I made one big deep cut that should've had stitches because the scar now is...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    well i have lots of scars. i started cutting in grade 7. i guess you can say i've been self-harming since i was young because i would pinch myself until i bled and just watched...
    aishastewie aishastewie 13-15 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been self harming since 7th grade. I'm currently a sophomore in Highschool and I don't do it as often but I still get strong urges to do it all the time. My mom knows that I...
    Gerardfuckinway Gerardfuckinway 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    i ended up self harming last night... and i still dont feel better
    maddymo23432 maddymo23432 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    So...umm...I have been self harming since I was 13...umm...I am getting worse and it feels like nobody gives a da*n about me...I feel soo alone
    CountryLover321 CountryLover321 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I have been self harming on and off since I was 14. It started when my mum met her new fella but wasn't that bad. I then did it again when my friend passed away at 16. And have...
    silentbe89 silentbe89 22-25, F a week ago

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    I had stop self harm. But for the past few weeks I been getting flashbacks ever time I close my eyes and nightmares every time I sleep. When someone taps me on the shoulder behind...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm going to selfhelpfest, this will be my second time attending :P
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I self harm and I like it. Sorry. I don't want to stop. If I didn't like it I wouldn't do it. Can't friends and family get off my back
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    ive always been told who to be by my parents. and i think thats the most harming thing you can do to a childs self confidence. youre essentially telling them its not ok to be...
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i broke today.... i'd been doing well but now... at home i always feel like i'm the after thought with my dad, all he cares about if my mum. if we do any work, like lifting moving...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    just a heads up my spelling is not the greatest nor is my grammar so please be easy xP. my entire life it has been so easy for me to find the greatness in others and bring it out...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    So, its been five months in my weight loss journey. Temptations to quit this new hard life is rising in me. I have been going really hard on my self for most days....jogging for...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    i am a person who sure does do give a lot to owns self respect and so like people who do have a sense of self respect!
    romell romell 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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