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I Cant Stop Cutting

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    Ground Hamberger - I have been cutting since I am 16 years old, I am now 59. Some people say that it releases the pressure. For me, I do it now because I am always in pain, I have...
    shreadedarms shreadedarms 56-60 2 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    Self Harm Is Just For Teenagers? - Feeling like im trapped, and have no control over anything in my life. Depression has been slowly working its way around me for several months...
    beautifulbrokendoll beautifulbrokendoll 31-35, F Nov 16, 2013

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    Cutting...sorry Couldn't Think Of A Better Title! - So I'm a 17 yr old male and I watch **** a lot. On average every second  night. And I'm usually the nice quiet boy that does...
    Shadowofmylife Shadowofmylife 16-17 Jun 16, 2012

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    I Think I've Crossed The Line - I am someone who has a good idea of what I'm doing and when, but I don't feel like I am anymore. At first I did it ever once in a long time. Then...
    Aonair16 Aonair16 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Damn. - I am not totally sure why I looked up this group today. I have written stories on other topics on this site before but, I guess I went looking for somthing...
    ChangingCurrents ChangingCurrents 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    Cutting:i Tired It Once And I Couldnt Stop - I am a 22 year old female ive been cutting since i was about 13. ive always been different. and cutting was the only outlet that i...
    AwfullyIronic AwfullyIronic 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    I Don't Want To Stop - I mean I want to stop for my friends sake, but I don't want to stop for me. My friend is as severely depressed as i am and it'll make her happy if I stop...
    AlleyFreakingKat AlleyFreakingKat 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Feel Like A Loser- Cutting At Age 37 - I'm a 37 year-old man- I've never cut before in my life but started a few weeks ago. I like to take those medium size binder clips, pinch my...
    guyinny guyinny 36-40, M Aug 21, 2012

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    This Life... - I have been cutting since 8th grade and I started because of a boy just being stupid. Then it turned into so much more. It gave me a relief I had never experienced...
    SecretSpirit SecretSpirit 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1, 2011

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    I Can't Stop... - I haven't read all the stories here, but I know I started doing it before people were aware this was a problem. I don't even know how or why I did it for the...
    Rainyweed Rainyweed 31-35 Oct 13, 2012

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    Too Old To Be Starting This But Here I Am.... - I'm a 43 mother of two with a great job, no mortgage, nice husband but all of a sudden I'm starting to cut myself. I did 6 cuts...
    sensfan sensfan 41-45 Nov 23, 2012

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    Who Am I????? - I love to help others an harm myself in the process I'm so busy trying to fix those around me that I feel invisible I self medicate to stop from hurting myself I...
    sassy124u2 sassy124u2 41-45, F Jun 13, 2013

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    Text Me Help Me Im Hurting Self Harm Is What Seems To Be Helping 612~810~8339 - hey im nikki meyer i was born jan 23 my heart is broken lord whe have u betrayed me cutting is...
    nicnac43 nicnac43 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2010

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    I Wish I Could Stop! - I quit cutting for about a month and a half and then somthing pushed me to breaking apart a razor and cutting.  Everyone, friends, family all want me to...
    ifeelsoalone ifeelsoalone 16-17, F 17 Responses May 22, 2007

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    Hell - i started cutting when i was 14,i am now 27 and i still cut. i am not sure why i began to cut.i guess that it was to relive the emotional pain i am going though.i was...
    grizziebear22 grizziebear22 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    I Can't Stop - I'm trying to quit that cutting thing and I cut again. From first I felt incredible, amazing. and now I'm crying and feeling worthless. I hate myself that I can't...
    TheAgnes TheAgnes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    I Love How Blood Looks On Skin - I've been cutting for 17 years now... And the point of cutting has evolved over the years. It used to be a childish cry for attention a young kid...
    pulomas pulomas 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Need Texting Buddy - I'm an 18-year-old girl from MA. I am struggling w/ cutting, food issues, & depression. I just want a real actual person around ny age & from the U.S. to text...
    needsafriend24 needsafriend24 18-21 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Here It Comes Again... - I'm 41. Been cutting on & off since I was 14. First time I told someone about it was after having me kids & went through post natal depression both times...
    tramaziparty tramaziparty 41-45 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    Video - I'm doing a YouTube video about self harm awareness. I would really, really appreciate anyone who would be willing to help me. I'm a self harmer myself but I think I...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    I Tried - I started to cut when I was 12. It all started when I was influence by my friend. It continued until when I was 13 because I started to get depressed. My life got dark...
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    Addiction - i hav these constant urges 2 cut myself, i no wer all my blades r n if 1 goes missin i strt 2 panic. my family n friends want me 2 stop, they tell me to find new ways 2...
    IcclexAngel IcclexAngel 18-21 Aug 29, 2008

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    Reminiscence - I still remember, getting teased the first month of school. "You're such an idiot, why are you even allowed in a school?" They would muse. That day I cried myself to...
    dontworryimfine dontworryimfine 18-21 May 2, 2013

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    Things Change.. -  It has been quite a while since I have last been on this site. I looked back at the story I had written here, one of the first stories posted on this page...
    prettylikedrugs prettylikedrugs 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    Please, Take the Time.. - So, i know alot of you reading this don't want to stop cutting, nor take the time to listen to some girl tell you how wrong it is. Cutting has ruined my...
    CaitlynBec CaitlynBec 16-17, F Sep 11, 2009

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    Wont Stop - Hi, I've been cutting for 3 years now. I stopped for one month but then relapsed. I still cut almost every day. Whenever I want to cut I just get an image in my head...
    ImNotHigh ImNotHigh 18-21 Jun 27, 2012

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    Am I A Loser? Crazy? - I'm a 37 year-old man- I've never cut before in my life but started a few weeks ago. I like to take those medium size binder clips, pinch my skin (usually...
    guyinny guyinny 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    Please Stop Cutting!!! - It's not just teens who do this.  I'm 38, lost 25 lbs. and look great! Went from 12 to size 2!  I have a great marriage to my high school hottie...
    kajo kajo 36-40 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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    The Never-ending Cycle - I can't quite remember when it started, I just know that I was young. I had to of only been a child when I started scratching myself out of anger. I didn't...
    Honehe Honehe 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Can You Be Addicted To Cutting? - I think it is possible and that very notion caught me off guard. I've cut off and on since I was 12 but I used to burn myself when I was younger...
    SilencedSongbird SilencedSongbird 18-21, F Jul 13, 2013

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    A Beautiful Release - Hey there, I decided to join this particular group because i'm fairly sure I have an addiction to cutting myself. I have yet to seek treatment on this...
    kat1594 kat1594 18-21, F Jan 25, 2013

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    I Swear It Was Over. - really did. i hadnt done it for so long.. not that i was happy again.. i just thought i had found different ways to cool my jets. but i hadnt. and now its...
    sarcasticsmile sarcasticsmile 16-18, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    More Than Habit - I struggled with SI for about 8 years. I finally shared this with my therapist after a year of working with her because it had been getting worse. Since then its...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2008

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    Uh.. Kinda New.. - so uh.. yeah.. not really much to say. im a cutter obviously. just something thats always controlled my life i guess. some people have pot or other drugs, but i...
    KatTastrophy KatTastrophy 18-21, F Jul 22, 2011

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    Nothing Special - I was born someone that no one really noticed. I grew up not really knowing who I was and not really expecting anyone to teach me. I was born to two people who...
    Chelsea56 Chelsea56 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    Cutting Is My Only Addiction. - it is, really. I've convinced myself I could stop. I went to a rehabilitation center...and when I got out, I started cutting deeper. I cannot...
    daniXdead daniXdead 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    The Way It Helps. - When people find out you cut they ethier look at you werid, make fun of you, worry, or tell someone else. No one can truely know how it feels unless they have...
    sadnessneverends sadnessneverends 16-17 6 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    My Razors - Razors are my best friends and my worst enemies. They do the cleanest cuts. They get addicting. They are always there when I need them, whether they are in my back...
    kalliethorn kalliethorn 18-21, F Jul 15, 2013

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    I Dont Want Too - I cut, and i dont want to stop. I havnt been cutting very long, but it makes me feel better. i started cutting because i was mad at my friend, cut my finger...
    LillyGoesGrr LillyGoesGrr 18-21 1 Response Mar 20, 2009

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    Its Happening Again... - I cut when i was a teenager. I stopped. I cut after my son died. Just once. I stopped. Today. I cut again.
    beautifulbrokendoll beautifulbrokendoll 31-35, F Nov 15, 2013

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    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury - Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    Random Poem - a tiny drop a long line ever redder all with time winding down wet and hot have you found that which you sought the line goes deeper the drops come fast senses...
    blackrain306 blackrain306 22-25, F Apr 17, 2011

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    Cutting Is A Release For Me.. - when I cut it takes the pain away that I have. it is a kinda high for me. the pain I have is gone for about an hour after I cut then it comes back...
    brat81 brat81 31-35, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Scars - The scars are memories now, marks on my arms that remind me of my darkest times. They remind me of times when I was weak and couldn't stand on my own. They remind my of the...
    Chelsea56 Chelsea56 18-21, F Aug 4, 2013

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    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury - Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    Bad Habit -   /START-EDIT/ I'm actually really proud to say that I haven't cut in over three months. (: /END-EDIT/    I always have; I don't know...
    M0RGUE M0RGUE 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2, 2008

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    I Cant Stop - I cant stop cutting i have tried and nothing works i dont know what to do i have been cutting for 3 years how can i stop
    dorothy66 dorothy66 19-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Need Texting Buddy - I'm an 18-year-old girl from MA. I am struggling w/ cutting, food issues, & depression. I just want a real actual person around ny age & from the U.S. to text...
    needsafriend24 needsafriend24 18-21 Jul 22, 2012

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    Cutting - I cut for a while and well still am but I met my Best friend through it I don't know what to do but I know that if I do it again I will hurt everyone I love and I can't...
    Adarksmile Adarksmile 22-25, F Jun 14, 2013

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    Not Worth It.. - When I was about 5 years old, my brother started molesting me. This went on for a few years, until I finally began threatening to tell someone about it. All...
    MarinaXmisery MarinaXmisery 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    I Just Need Somebody To Talk To. - I'm 14 years old and I'm just so depressed. I cut myself because I don't feel like I'm good enough for anybody. My parents don't know and I don't...
    ineedsomebodytolove ineedsomebodytolove 13-15 8 Responses Jun 16, 2012