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I Am Struggling With The Urge Of Wanting To Hurt Myself

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    Lack Of Self-worth

    I am not a violent person, nor am I ever in need to physically hurt myself, but currently I am lacking the strength to bring myself out of this deep, black pit. I am having a hard time seeing the point in my life. Perhaps if I had a child or maybe someone I could always confine...
    MissMoxy MissMoxy 22-25, F 4 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Road To Hell Again

    i am cutting again but every day its getting more and more i feel its out control again i cut so much it worries even me i get loses init my mind even forgets i cutting sense of relive when i cut is amazing
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 15, 2011

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    Struggling For 8 Yrs

    I haven't hurt myself in a couple of months. Thats a huge accomplishment for me. But as the days go on it seems to get harder to fight the urges to cut. Unfortunately this has been my life for 8 yrs. If anyone is going through a similar experience and needs to talk please...
    LittleFerrett LittleFerrett 22-25, F 4 Responses May 14, 2011

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    I don't usually. The only times I have hurt

    myself it's out of immense anger or frustration, as in I can't lash out at what or who I really want to lash out at, so I hurt myself instead. Even when I do, it's nothing serious. I'll scratch myself, or hit my head. I rarely ever even break the skin. Today I got the urge. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    One thing I can't cope with is the urge's,

    well I can get through them but it feels like such a war, and I'm tired of it, because it seems as if I could also scream for help to people and they'd still blank met out, but once something is done and they see the result of the actions, they of course approach "You can talk...
    LivinLifeAsAMisfit LivinLifeAsAMisfit 18-21, F May 18

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    Skipping School

    I skipped school today and I lied to my parents.... I wish I didn't but I don't know how I could have gone to school. I woke up with the urge (yet again) to cut myself. I used to believe that the consequences of cutting far out way the benefits but.... I'm not sure now. I woke...
    ArtistGrey ArtistGrey 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I hate this part of meI've been bullied by girls

    and boys back in Elementary.. some called me witch because my hair was always a mess.. I hated it. A boy even punched me in the face when I was in the 5th grade and I just end up crying so much that I had a hard time breathing.. I hate crying.. I've always hurt myself whenever I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 1

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    My head is a mess. I think I can't do this

    anymore, but then I think well I have to. By this, I mean life. I've felt this way before, a long time ago, but that came in surges usually when I was especially upset, now it's constant. It's more the feeling of not wanting to exist, if you were never born, so you had no impact...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Wanting Revenge On Others

    i think that most people who hurt themselves do so because they know they will have consequences if they hurt their abuser(s). i wanted to punish my birth mother. But i knew she would be angry so i beat my own head instead. So did my sister.
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M Mar 10, 2013

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    It Hurts

    On days like today, when I lie in bed for hours, not eating, unwashed and lethargic, seething with anger and disgust toward myself, my fingernails are my only weapon. I drag shallow red scratch marks across my breasts and stomach, as though performing an autopsy. Even my longest...
    Naomi506 Naomi506 22-25 4 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Psychgirl.

    So just as I get out of the stage of hurting myself, I go and do it again. This time I really did think I was stopping it and that I wouldn't resort to self harm, I guess that was pretty naive of me to think. Im so out of control and I just know what to do or who I am anymore...
    girlinterrupted95 girlinterrupted95 16-17, F Jul 15, 2011

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    I Want To

    I want to. I can't tell you, whoever the hell that is, how much. I want to break the skin, see the blood grow and spill over the edge. I need too. So badly. I can't tell you how much how much I god damn want too! But I can't hurt myself, not today. Not because I'm trying not too...
    TwistedHope TwistedHope 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    I used to cut myself like two years ago.

    With some counseling, I managed to stop. And I've promised some of my friends I won't do it ever again. But sometimes its just so hard. I feel like I deserve it. And it just feels so good to channel all the pain I feel into that one cut. That once place. And for a little while...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Lost With No Direction

    there is so much going on. since December (especially) i have had strong thoughts of suicide. the school counselor had asked my mother to take me in for a psych evaluation but she refused. CPS got involved, but it did nothing but get me bitched at more. i'm dealing with a lot...
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 18-21, F Jun 9, 2012

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    I Feel Like I Deserve It

    i feel like i deserve it when i hit myself. i feel like after biting the inside of my mouth or stubbing my toe or something self-injurious like that Look, nothing is unintentional. People chew the inside of their mouth or hurt their feet for a reason even if subconscious. See...
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    Why . . On Selfharming . .

    You know why people cut . . ? Because it is a distraction . For one moment , you don't feel all the pain , the loss , the hurt . All you feel is the razor going inside your skin . The blood dripping down your arm , leg , stomach . you don't think about how alone you are or how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    My Desire Is Fighting With My Brain!

    I keep pulling hair. Half the time I'm aware that I'm doing it. The other half, it's just subconscious because it's habit. And this whole summer, I've been in this phase where I haven't wanted to stop pulling. I want to keep pulling. I love the follicles and the neat things I...
    MusicNinja2 MusicNinja2 22-25, F Aug 20, 2013

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    I'm Losing The Battle

    I've tried so many times to stop cutting but I can't. I want to, but I can't do it. I love the feel of a blade slicing through my skin. One of the few things that makes me happy. So yeah I cut. I wanna stop but I won't.
    AlleyFreakingKat AlleyFreakingKat 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    End.

    more than just "hurt", more than a cut, burn, hit. more than just "hurt". i want it to all go away. i want this life to end. so many people push me closer and closer to the edge and im already about to fall off. what they will never realize until something happens is that theyre...
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    I Am....

    But I shouldnt. I feel like sometimes the only reason I dont is so I dont have to explain myself to others. I have been there. But I'd rather just be a recluse and live in solitude. I dont know how I am going to get through this next phase of my life. I have no idea...... I have...
    AlyceOverTheRainbow AlyceOverTheRainbow 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    Frustrated With Life

    I'm so frustrated with everything right now, I just want to cut and forget about all my ******* problems. Life is starting to go downhill again. Just as I START to feel better, I start feeling like ****...again. I'm so tired of everything going wrong...I feel like the only way to...
    TragedyxInxWaiting TragedyxInxWaiting 18-21, F Dec 26, 2011

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    New Meds

    i am on these new meds but they don't seem to be helping. i actually took my favorite knife and cut myself with it, but because the blade was dull it didn't even break the skin. so much for that.
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2012

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    Nevaeh

    the only reason im alive today is because of my little niece. one night at about 4AM i was too depressed to deal with life any more so i went to my hiding place i grabbed my razors and some pain pills and went to the bathroom. i hesitated tears streaming down my face i put the...
    dishon24 dishon24 18-21 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

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    Hanging On The Edge Of Gloom

    its been over 4 years since i last cut. i wanted to see myself bleed. i needed to feel that there was someone called 'me' inside. it was a tough time...well it still is. it doesn't have anything to do w/ my husband or my 2 kids, just me. i am clinically depressed. that's...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    Humiliated. Afraid Of Doing Really Stupid Right Now.

    I was discovered, and everybody already had noticed it. And still, I had to bear ******* indirect and malicious comments, as if I was a ******* hooker. They know it: I have a crush on that ******. Because I, unconsciously, stare back to him when I Ieave the office. Just this. And...
    fadedawaylife fadedawaylife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    Wish To Stop

    My boyfriend is mad at me when i give into it.. but i don't know what to tell him sometimes.. Because it's so hard not to and when i give into it he thinks im weak and i dont want him to be upset.. but sometimes it's voice is bigger then his.. and i can't help it.. I need help...
    HeartAndWings HeartAndWings 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    The Pain Wanting Hurt Myself

    i been elf harmer since i was 12 now 39 i havent cut while now i still dream abouted how good i felt when i used cut myself with razors i have so many scares i used cut my faces arms and legs i still feel i luv to cut now when i in supermarket stilll stand at were razors i think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 27, 2011

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    With Words' - They Hurt Me So Bad.

    My health care team REFUSES to put up with it because they know for me, that the WORDS hurt MORE then actions' - I cannot always understand words' as well as actions' - so they confuse and HURT much deeper and more... So when I really want to hurt me, I call myself LOTS of ugly...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response Jul 6, 2011

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    Wanting To Bare My Marks

    I asked my mom a hypothetical question last night and she about flipped. I asked her what she would say if I started cutting. She said "If youre going to do that, you can go a mile up the road. I will not have a self-mutilator living under my house." The mile up the road is a...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Yesterday...

    ....I looked up how to obtain a gun in my state of residence. I've struggled with suicidal thoughts for an extremely long time, but I've never actually had it as an option. Sadly, getting all the permits and then the gun itself with the ammo is something I can't even afford at...
    fightthedayaway fightthedayaway 26-30, F May 4, 2012

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    The Day Of March 17th And What Happened

    On March 17th this was the day when I had called first call for help. I had told them that I was thinking about taking pills which was an impulse decision which I didn't act on and I also told them I had wanted to hurt myself so I was unable to convince the person that I could...
    ajm1993 ajm1993 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    My Hand Or Your Mouth

    i perfer a womens touch.well tonight ill work.but can u assist me
    larryblue larryblue 31-35 May 19, 2011

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    Dying

    I think of dying everyday.......I have 3 reasons that keep me breathing today and that is my children......without them I dont know where I would be........now my husband is trying to take my babies away from me....omg if that happens I would just die.........how can he be so...
    Tyrdofjusgetnby Tyrdofjusgetnby 26-30, F May 11, 2013

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    I burn myself with almost boiling water,

    so the scars are not obvious. If I have a toothache I push on it and pick at it to make it hurt more. If I have a scratch from my cat, I pick at it to make it hurt. I do anything to make pains worse. I hate seeing wounds, so I never cut myself, but I still want to cause...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    So I Did....

    Don’t freak, it was like 2 weeks ago... probably shortly after I wrote that last posting in here. If you know my stories you'd know I have a lot going on. Not that everybody doesn’t in theory... BUT well..... the things I have discovered about my family recently that urk me...
    AlyceOverTheRainbow AlyceOverTheRainbow 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Alright, so I recently started what some would call a religious journey, and I'm really struggling with it. Some background information: I was not brought up in a religious...
    leencuisine leencuisine 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I managed not to cut for one year now, I felt better and better the last months. But the feeling of wanting to hurt myself gets stronger and stronger. Things are getting worse... I...
    Muizi Muizi 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am a stuntman and am pursuing a career in it it's like an inner obsession to be a thrill junkie and hurt myself (not on purpose)! Idk why I just do
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Sep 21

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    I was raised to be the gentleman, to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Don't you just feel like your another person doing the same things as billions of other people. Stuck in this stupid rat race. Wanting more from life but feeling like you don't...
    Emil2 Emil2 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Some people never say sorry.They hurt me repeatedly and then say I am the one hurting tbem.They refuse to discuss it if I want to.Still I try to forgive for my sake but am not...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I to struggle with who I am the fact is I don't know who I am I thought I knew who I was but I don't really know all I know is I was born a boy but in reality that don't mean...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I don't want to leave my wife but I'm realizing that I want to be honest about who I am. I struggle with being gay because I have deceived people (wife, family, friends, neighbors...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 22

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    Sometimes I'll go to a **** shop or book store to purchase gay ****. If the store is empty I go to the gay area of the store and check out the selections. If not I can't bring...
    walkingcast1 walkingcast1 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I'm married, my ex is married and has 2 children. When I was in high school, I got my ex pregnant. We were in love, and were trying to figure out how we could make everything work...
    LookingForFK LookingForFK 31-35 1 Response Sep 30

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    My mom has decided to stop taking her medicine and to not replace her pacemaker battery. This decision will effectively end her life. The hard part is I have medical power of...
    Texaspumper Texaspumper 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 2

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    I refuse. I accept what has happened but let's be real, I hope we don't end up in the same afterlife . I forgave myself . Why should I forgive you?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I've always called myself pansexual. I wasn't and am still not attracted to people by physical appearance, but by their heart. I've never really told anyone I know in real life...
    mugzib mugzib 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I find it hard to deal with but i know i am well...gay I've already accepted this what im worried is that if come out my parents will have a fit cause of religious reasons when I...
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    Hi there. Actually I'm no longer struggling :-) I had a really really hard time but managed to get out of my depression with help of my best friend (and some professionals). I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 10

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    I've been battling with self harm for 2 year now and I think am going to win...am going to give my gf my razor blades and she can throw them away when I see her on Wednesday
    Chesher Chesher 18-21, M Sep 22

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