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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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 16-17 2 Responses Dec 16, 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 13-15, F Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I sometimes debate whether it's that I want to start again or if it's like I feel I have no other choice and the urges are too strong. I am 3.5 months clean and the last few days...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I can't fight the urge anymore...I need it so badly.I'm hurting for it.Someone help :(
    HarlsTheGummyBear HarlsTheGummyBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I've tried to stop self harming 2 times. The first time I hadn't cut for 2-3 weeks. I thought that I could do it. But after every day I had been "clean" I just wanted to cut more...
    elena1998 elena1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My sister has started self harming again. She was clean for awhile but she started a week ago again.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I stopped this, I stopped this, I stopped this. I stopped cutting, I was getting better, I had stopped harming. Stopped my dark thoughts of suicide and harm, since you left I had...
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I have cut for 4 years now. I go to counseling, I have tried all the therapy methods. Nothing works. The only one thing I can say that stops me from cutting is sex. Cutting use to...
    heyycutie16 heyycutie16 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    i just dont belong here. Nobody likes me, and thing is that i dont like anybody else too.. There is just nobody that understand me or even just tries to. Nobody cares about me...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm sorry. I wanted to cut deeper but my hands were shaking to bad and I knew I would lose control
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 13

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    When did I become like this?!?!?!
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Why is it that I feel happy when I see scars all over my body?
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    It's been rough. I'd tell you all about it but I know what would be said, and frankly I don't want the advice. What's right for you won't always be what's right for someone else...
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I first started to self harm when I was 13. My parents went through a divorce. It was a rough time especially with an alcoholic father. I had stopped self harming when I turned 14...
    EveMarieJones EveMarieJones 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I stopped self harming but I'm pretty sure I will again if I have to. I still have scars too even though I don't like them or self harm.
    HaddyT HaddyT 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I have two fairly visible scars on my left forearm. I have more scars on my right leg. I try to wear long sleeves as much as possible to avoid questions. I stopped self-harming...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M Jul 19

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    I find things like this to show my story because when I do on other things people enjoy it. I started self harming three years ago, I was bullied since 4th grade & raped twice on...
    UmBaylie UmBaylie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I started self harming around a week ago. it's amazing how a few cuts can turn into 100. I started with a few on my legs, then a couple of minutes later my whole leg was bleeding...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I am 16 years old and going to be a junior in high school in September. I have been self harming since late 8th grade. I have tried to stop a couple of times but it's never...
    EmoGirl1237 EmoGirl1237 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I self harm and I want to stop my boyfriend wants me to stop but I don't know how! I have been doing it for a year or so and it's always comforted me when something bad happens! I...
    mashmellow mashmellow 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I find self harming utterly stupid. Why don't you take a look at the bed you sleep on, the good you eat, the roof you have over your head. If you have problems why don't you just...
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been self harming for 3 years.. It started out 11 year old me just trying to cope, and with little scratches... After a few months I had scars and I started using it as a form...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I have scars all over both of my thighs. These scars are a dark pink color; not the less noticeable white lines. When I first cut myself I did not think that there was going to be...
    megan523 megan523 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have given up. I was clean for a month. Sorry. The urge took over. NEVER START SELF HARMING BECAUSE IT TAKES OVER YOU. (I am not promoting self-harm, I just wanted to tell you.)
    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Ugh I said that this site would be the one I'd be true to myself since I can't really get myself into that in real life so I guess its time for me to get over with this topic... I...
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    All of those turned into scars. But multiply that by 5 or 6 and that's how my body looks now. It's basically 65% self harm scars but I know there are more coming because self...
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Ugh!!! I'm so stupid. Why did I even start self harming. I just hate it so much. Ugh!!!
    Puppieslover9 Puppieslover9 16-17, F Jun 28

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    This is a topic that I try to stray away from and not talk about but I think it's time to get it out. I have been self harming for a while now, I don't really remember when it...
    SwiftieGirl SwiftieGirl 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I do not romanticize self harm, or believe it to be good. This is just my experience with it. I've never been a "hard-core" self harmer, but it's still an addiction that I...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I am a 49 year old woman and have had issues with alcohol since I was in my twenties. I have gone long periods without drinking but when I start again, it quickly spirals out of...
    Ysabel2 Ysabel2 46-50, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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