I Cut and I'm An Adult

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    Not Just a Teen Issue!

    I have been self injuring, in one form or another, my entire life. I am now in my forties, and while cutting, a common form of seld injuring, is getting lots of attention, nearly all is aimed at teens. I just participated in several online studies on the subject, all of them...
    sojourn sojourn
    7 Responses Feb 1, 2009


    I just realized how addictive this is... I've been keeping the cuts as shallow as I can but I keep wanting to cut really deep just once. I just want people to stop yelling at me...
    jaydedjen110 jaydedjen110
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2012


    i am ashamed that i do it and its off and on but i still do it.....the release is so nice when the pain is in my own control when where and how much....and im an adult. i know its stupid and a childish way to handle things but its the only way i know how
    Julanne123 Julanne123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2009

    I Want To Do It Now But I'm At Work

    I'm really angry and tired. I tried to find a blade in the supply room but couldn't find one. I'm not sure where I would cut anyway. I'm tired of trying to explain it to my friend and boyfriend so I would have to be creative. Creative about where and how I "accidentally" did it...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2011


    i want to cut so bad right now...my head is consumed with terrorizing thoughts....im in so much pain....my gut is wrenching and im so anxious and full of anxiety im so focused on the pain and how i want it to go away even if its only short term....im trying with all my might not...
    Julanne123 Julanne123
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2009

    My Control

    Hi. I'm new here. Here's my story: When I was a teenager, I struggled with my eating. I went to 2 different counselors who called me anorexic but I never accepted that. I never was skinny enough or in control enough of my eating to have earned that label. Now I am 42. Over...
    msboot msboot
    41-45, F
    Jul 2, 2012

    I Felt Alone

    I'm 26 and have been cutting off and on for 10 years. I'm so upset with myself because after an almost 3 year absences, I have started cutting myself again. I recently lost 80 and although I should be thrilled by this, I found myself getting more and more depressed. I felt that...
    emeraldbeaches emeraldbeaches
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2013

    I'm Scared

    The stress in my life is so bad now that I can't deal with it. My mom is in the hospital, my uncle is an ******E, and I can't take the pain and stress anymore. I've never cut before now, but something in me snapped and I cut my wrist tonight. The cuts are shallow and don't...
    jaydedjen110 jaydedjen110
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    A Literal Representation Of Feelings

    I must thank Glad2Chat who opened my eyes to what my cutting symbolizes. EP is a good thing. I cut myself and just watching and feeling the blood run from the wound down my arm LITERALLY gave me relief. It was like watching tears fall. Afterwards I was able to cry some. I haven...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2011
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