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I Battle Self Injury

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    Havent Done It Since 2009 - i used to self harm and people think its to get attention, its not, some people do it for attention and dont have any real problems but they are just...
    oligasdoi oligasdoi 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    The Endorphins - "She cuts herself, never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain, Enough to feel the screams on the inside." It's a never ending vicious cycle...
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 16-17, F Nov 21, 2013

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    Please Help Researchers Understand Self-harm - Hello again from the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL)! Would you like to help us understand how to help people...
    PERL2009 PERL2009 18-21 Feb 4, 2010

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    I've been cutting since I was about twelve. There have been so many people in my life who have tried to help but they give up on me. I feel bad that I can never go more than a...
    hxlxnb hxlxnb 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Poem - Bladed Injury - Dear Bladed Injury, I miss you so. I miss your sharp edge, the almost euphoric rush, and the crimson dripping from the line on my body. You are my relief...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T Dec 28, 2012

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    They Don't Get It - how could they get it? they wouldn't understand, the relief that i get, from the knife held in my hand. but the relief is cut short, until it hurts to much...
    irishlady98 irishlady98 13-15, F Aug 5, 2013

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    Battling Self Injury For Years... - I think I am an indigo person. I have always been extremely sensitive, one of my early consistent memories is that of sitting on my fathers lap...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 14, 2011

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    Idk - I have battled SI for years now on and off. I can't seem to stop for good. And to be honest I don't think I want to. I don't think I can cope with my life's circumstances...
    bandgeek1022 bandgeek1022 16-17, F Oct 13, 2009

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    Facebook Page: Self Harm Information -   Just wanted to let people know that I created a facebook page called Self Harm Information, and i'm updating it with links to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18, 2012

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    I Am Trying... - i have been burning and cutting since the beginning of this year... the burning got worse than the cutting though... i started using my straightner to burn my...
    tryingtostaystrong tryingtostaystrong 16-17 2 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    The Long Road - I have been suffering from self injury for nearly eight years. I have gone a year at most with out doing it, It had been six months this last time and I really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Almost A Year Now. - I really miss cutting and burning. It's something that has been very difficult for me to walk away from. In a way, it was always some screwed up form of...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Recovering At The Moment. - Ah, good ol' self injury..... It sucks. Big time.  I started when I was 15. I saw a TV show where one the the characters was doing it and I thought...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13, 2011

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    Stupid Old Woman - When I was in my early teens, I was a cutter. At that time, there had been nothing talked about on that subject. Later I was startled to learn that I was not...
    beevs beevs 61-65, F Oct 3, 2012

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    Life Really Isnt That Easy - My mother takes my littlie weapons away hoping to save me, my boyfriend screams at me to stop but how can i with the horrible things that go on in my...
    Annabellassecrets Annabellassecrets 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Every Day Is A Battle - I battle self-injury every single day. The minute anything in my life is overwhelming, that is the first place I want to turn. I just found out I failed a...
    sarahmayy sarahmayy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2010

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    My Twisted, Broken Story. - Okay, my life isn't easy. Never has been, but of recent late I've been on a downward spiral. I guess I'll start at the beginning. My father has been...
    KateSmurfy KateSmurfy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Anyone Else? - Does anyone else harm themselves by swallowing inanimate objects? It is one of the many forms of self-injury I have adapted over the years. Right now I am just...
    Androgosane Androgosane 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Ever since I started dating my boyfriend I haven't cut. He keeps me grounded. :)
    Innocentangel69 Innocentangel69 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    The Pain That Heals The Pain. - I have been battling self injury since I was 11 years old. I started off by cutting myself. I would tear apart razors just to get the sharpest blade...
    ashnicqua ashnicqua 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Never Lose Hope - I struggled with cutting from ages 12-25. I was not until I really began to deal with the childhood abuse that happened....and that basically I tried to forget...
    Hope4Cutting Hope4Cutting 31-35 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    In The Past - Thankfully I have kicked the want and (psychological) need to self harm. Haven't done it in about 2 years :) Though When I was younger, around 15-18 years old, I used...
    mistakenstrangers mistakenstrangers 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    I Take A Beating. - I am 23 now and since i was about 10 i've been self-injuring myself. When i was little i remember getting angry or upset or bored and just smashing my head into...
    Underthenoise Underthenoise 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I'm drowning in a pool of my own blood and tears. It seems that cutting is the only thing I have left that can make me feel anything at all. Nothing else works anymore, the only...
    mmccarth mmccarth 18-21, F Dec 14, 2013

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    Idk - I have battled SI for years now on and off. I can't seem to stop for good. And to be honest I don't think I want to. I don't think I can cope with my life's circumstances...
    bandgeek1022 bandgeek1022 16-17, F Oct 13, 2009

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    Scars Completed - When people see my scars they assume who I am and what I've been through. The truth is nobody will ever know me completely, not even you. The most important...
    Deweybird0016 Deweybird0016 16-17, F Nov 25, 2012

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    Imagine. What If There Were A Way ..... - Imagine. What if there were a way? What if there were a way that you could get rid of all that emotional pain from your past? What if...
    newhopehealth newhopehealth 46-50, M 8 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    I use to cut and I feel so ashamed of it but now I'm not, my scars are going away and you can barely tell that I ever hurt myself but anyway I just want to let everyone know if...
    griffin81602 griffin81602 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Today is my four month mark of not cutting. Yet the thing is. I'm so close to cutting my self right now.
    idktatianna idktatianna 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I constantly battle my anxiety. Right now I have so much on my plate, that I don't even know where to begin and I can feel the tension and anxiety building up inside of me. When...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Where should I start? (Self-Hatered) I deal with many things in life and the biggest thing is I hate myself. I do not enjoy any aspect of myself. I enjoy seeing how all these...
    RY0RY RY0RY 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I was bullied in middle school for being normal weight. When I left the school I kept getting text saying to kill myself and that I'm the ugliest person Alive. In 8th grade I...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    ... Ever since someone very close died to me, I used to cut myself to deal with the pain. I usually bottle up my emotions but it all became too much and I broke. I ended up in the...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F Mar 16

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    Why the hell does this urge keep coming back? Why can't it just leave! All I want to do is run that blade across my skin, feel it, see myself bleed. It sounds so sick and twisted...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Well I relapsed. Shocker. I haven't seen my therapist in 2 weeks going on 3 so that may contribute to it. I cut deeper than I've ever cut before. The bleeding took awhile to stop...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel like it will never get better..like the more I try to stop..the more I keep doing it. And the guy that helped me stop was also the reason I started again. I feel like...
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I am coming to it..... I still have my moments when i feel the urge to cut or to scratch my skin off (i used to do it. It was easier to explain.) But i know how to control myself...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I stopped cutting on Monday....Its really hard to stop thinking about it when people make fun of it.
    Renesmee9611 Renesmee9611 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Spring time is always so hard for me. Not as bad this year as others - thankfully - but this time of year I get very quiet, sullen and all I want to do is disappear. I start to...
    salacioustoastlicker salacioustoastlicker 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Someone posted about a free app on hypnosis. I don't remember where I read it. But I tried it for about a month for my depression and anxiety attacks. I thought maybe it might be a...
    Blmy Blmy 46-50, F Mar 29

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    Feeling worthless had an affair 3yrs ago n my so called bf is still starting with me over it. I've got a major op on Tuesday n he's told me he's only taking me because he feels...
    hayley34 hayley34 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I believe that without selfishness world can become a better place. That includes the corruption and stuffs like that. Don't act like you own things that you really don't. Don't...
    yuichie yuichie 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Popping pills just to cope with what I know will surface only hours later. Knowing that the impeding doom of misery, suffering, pain, and guilt are all on the horizon. I would...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 18

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    The whole thing is shot, or so it seems... I damaged my knee skiing a long time ago and sustained a hip injury while rock climbing. Now many years later the knee, hip, bursitis...
    epjoni epjoni 56-60, T Mar 20

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    Its crazy. It's crazy how that knee injury ruined my career and made me gain wait. It's crazy how my father single handedly made me an angry person. It's crazy how one eye...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    For England fans this is depressingly recurrent theme of the build up to every major tournament. With everything going to plan, confidence and excitement building and predictions...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I battle depression and I've waged a war against it never again do I want another family member to commit suicide over depression. Raped and soul wounded my cousin committed...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I WILL NOT SELF HARM. I am fed up of hurting myself, I am fed up of hurting and I am worth recovery. So are you. I decided to put up a list of things to do instead of cutting...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I battle with self-harm and simply cannot stop myself from relapsing.
    SociallyAwkwardness SociallyAwkwardness 16-17, F Mar 23

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    'It makes me sad to see you this way.' This was the sentence that made me want to change my life. My friend told me that, while he saw me crying. Of course, being secretive and...
    eliahlior eliahlior 22-25 1 Response Apr 4