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I Am Going to Stop Self Harming

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

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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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    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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    My mom found out about the self harming and is now always looking for scars and cuts. So I have found another way. Stuff like staying up till really early morning, not drinking...
    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I've got a history of self harming but my method has changed as I got older. When I was 15ish, my method of release was cutting with the sharp point of a maths compass (unusual I...
    Anon0188 Anon0188 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For about two to three years, I have self-harmed. Mostly cutting, but I also punched myself, punched objects, starved and made myself throw up {not sure if that the last two are...
    luciethedepressedllama luciethedepressedllama 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So self harm was something I struggled with for quite a while. It got pretty bad at one point and recently I have decided I can't do that anymore. I no longer want to do it and I...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Me and my friends are going to do a fundraiser in my school for depression and self harm and things like that. I know I'm not the only person in my school that has problems. One of...
    Montana2002 Montana2002 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I self-harm my mouth. And I do consider it a serious issue. My boyfriend has seen the effect it has on my mental health. I have bitten 1/2-1 inch white scars on my lips, tongue...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Maybe time to stop taking selfies!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Pendulum - Self vs Self :333
    nameless29 nameless29 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I started to self harm cause I believed every word they told me, the bullies wouldn't go away no matter what so instead of speaking up I just listened to every word & started to...
    the90sversionofme the90sversionofme 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
    Others2468 Others2468 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not really sure where to start. If anyone manages to get through all of this experience then well done to them. I have a girlfriend, whom I love, and she loves me. I moved to...
    Tomgerine Tomgerine 22-25, M a week ago

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    inb4 tldr;all these beautiful young ladies hurting themselves for whatever reason. i know .. im 35 and i started cutting when i was .. about 14. ive dealt with it for a very long...
    thegreatruiner thegreatruiner 70+, F a week ago

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    I haven't self-harmed in two months. (Since I was last institutionalized for trying to commit suicide..again.) I've been self harming for a few years now and I've never went more...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    i have self harmed for over a year now and i am trying to stop but no matter how hard i try i end up failing and the cuts just get deeper and deeper and i dont what to do, my mum...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 22

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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    I failed. I ******* failed! I was doing okay. My skin was becoming smooth again...some parts were even going back to its natural color but I gave in. Today I started self harming...
    solivagant86 solivagant86 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm going to be this way from now on, I was already selfish to begin with but now I'm going to be fully selfish. This is how to accomplish my goals, to be frank and honest.
    AlexTheHun AlexTheHun 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    For more than half my life I have battled. Diagnosed early at 19 with bipolar thrusted into my 1st major episode. Those that dnt know & say just snap out of it Ive wanted to smack...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I've tried meeting people in person and can never seem to talk to people. I try online dating, but all I see are women that I already know won't like me or find me attractive. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 19

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    We met in a bar. He was a musician and he came to talk to me after his set. He had just broken up with his ex and was still really fragile. He spent a lot of time talking about her...
    alonewiththegods alonewiththegods 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Nobody truly understands hating yourself, well not the people I'm around, I can't stand who I am I feel ugly worthless and stupid, I mess everything up, I'm slowly giving up on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18

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    I started self harming over a year ago when I found out some friends were doing it (yes I'm aware that was stupid). I haven't cut since then. Any who, I want to start doing it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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