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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I really do too, it puts you in a place where you feel like YOU did something wrong. I didn't do anything wrong you just stopped!
    desertsage desertsage 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    And there is not a single person in real life I share this sentiment with. There are people that I'm on the same page with on just about everything but they post selfies on...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been clean for 288 days now and every day I've been tempted to relapse again. When I first quit I didn't intend to... my dad was about to find evidence that I self harmed and...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    now i just pick at my thumb. It sounds fine but im in constant pain and ive permanently scarred myself. its ugly, makes me self conscious and i kind of feel like im cheating except...
    noosearoundyourmind noosearoundyourmind 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Being made fun of growing up, being made to feel that I'm not as important as my older siblings, bullied all through school...all these things have lead to low self esteem...then...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Like today.. Did it on the hips, multiple time. I'm so tried of my mum abusing me, dealing with my juvenile brother, and having to deal with kids at school. I'm always hiding...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So I'm in a bit of a dilemma . My sister / roommate has a friend staying with us for what was suppose to a couple of days is now becoming weeks .He is staying in our guest room and...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    A few months before school, a lot f weight hit my chest. It's like I couldn't breakthrough the ice from drowning. I was under pressure, stress. My parents weren't accepting my who...
    Nick20954 Nick20954 16-17, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have self harmed since I was 12 I am a very shy girl and have social anxiety and have never really been good at making friends and I was bullied a lot for it all through middle...
    DeadDirection07 DeadDirection07 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am struggling Alot with cutting, I've been self harming for 12 years and started cutting here and there but really started cutting two years ago! I hate that i do this to myself...
    Natalie2015 Natalie2015 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    you could call it that I have a skin Condition and with the scabs and rashes it gives me I pick at the because it release stress I have bad scar and hurting scabs I need to stop...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everything is fine. I am going good at studies and at other things. Its just the self confidence where I suffer. If I had some self confidence my life would have been much much...
    waiting4someone waiting4someone 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I haven't cut in about 2 years. its been hard on me lately. with stress at home, family issues, and working all the time but it not being enough. I want to tell my husband but I...
    Ravenslove1408 Ravenslove1408 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hahahah what a joke instead of self harming get out there and enjoy life ya damn ungrateful sons of *******
    1Grizz1 1Grizz1 13-15, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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      This is also posted under "I Was Caught Crossdressing".  I started dressing in my mothers clothes when I was ten with her leotards and tights. By the time I was...
    MichelleTiedup MichelleTiedup 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi! I'm new to all of this, but I just wanted to drop by and say something to all of you. You are beautiful, you are worthy and you should know that I believe in you! Some people...
    1beth1 1beth1 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Dear Younger Self, You're going to make some terrible decisions, you're going to mess up some things until they're irreparable and you're going to do some things that are going...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I keep on fainting and getting really drowsy and wanting to throw up after I cut. Is there any way to stop fainting after I self harm. Don't say "don't self harm" cuz I'm going to...
    LittleMissCynic LittleMissCynic 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't call it selfish, I call of self awareness and taking care of yourself. nobody is going to take care of "you" but "you". I'm actually not selfish at all. I'm very giving and...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 days ago

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    So ive been self harming by burning and this is my last night to do it cause i promised myself i wouldn't do it for a while after this and i got to say im not really being...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    If you don't love yourself it doesn't matter how much someone else loves you or what they say or even do to prove that...they will never be able to fill that void or emptiness...
    lynnraeberrymay lynnraeberrymay 22-25, F a week ago

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    My biggest problem is overthinking. So I'm just gonna right out what I'm thinking rn. Just the other day I texted someone, and they wouldn't text back. They don't deserve me, and...
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I have been self harming for 5 years and I literally self harm almost every day because I don't see the point in recovery when I have such low self esteem and no close friends...
    Alexx556 Alexx556 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've just started again but I want to stop. Does anyone have any tips on what to do instead of self harming because my old isn't working as much now.
    JoshKilbride2 JoshKilbride2 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 23