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I Cut My Self

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    It's taking so much energy right

    now to not cut. All day my parents have been extremely rude to me and now that my aunt and grandma are here it's worse. I'm so tired of trying to convince them to see me as a person with feelings who deserves at least an ounce of respect rather than a robot who has to do...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'll kiss your scars I'll touch your heart

    You cover your arms In painful art I know you're hurt I'm here to help Your screams were unheard But there was something I felt Your words touched me Your cries worried me I'll hold your hand I'll always be here I understand I'm sincere I want to see you smile I want...
    Suicidekisses Suicidekisses 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 27

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    Funny how when I'm bleeding

    because of an accident it scares me...but when I do it on purpose I feel great release and calmness
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Scars

    When I see the scars on my body I think, "What have I done?". I think of I have to always wear bracelets. Or that people will judge me if they see. Will anyone love me? I'm so broken. 3 months clean, but I'm scared of triggers.
    5minuetsofsummer 5minuetsofsummer 16-17 18 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    More and more cuts and scars.

    Just trying to shut up my mind that runs wild. Let the blood pour and then clean it up as if it never happened. It's okay and it's alright. I will be okay one day. This will pass, Although not anytime soon.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Handle With Care

    "People always want to know what it feels like, so I’ll tell you: there’s a sting when you first slice, and then your heart speeds up when you see the blood, because you know you’ve done something you shouldn’t have, and yet you’ve gotten away with it. Then you sort of...
    somethingbecomingnothing somethingbecomingnothing 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    pdogshotu pdogshotu 18-21, F 17 Responses Sep 30

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    So much pain and so many thoughts racing.

    I just it all to stop. At least for a little bit.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I Cut Myself Because...

    I like the sight of my own blood, I like to know that I'm only numb inside, to defy my parents as in when my parents anger me, which they do often, I cut to make myself feel like they can't control what I do, to do things I know would **** them off. My mom probably...
    bookclub bookclub 13-15, F 19 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im a curse to anyone

    that cares, and a blessing to those that dont. Do u know what i am? Human. Im just simply human.
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    (THE PICTURE ATTACHED CAN BE TRIGGERING) Today

    I went further than ever. I've never been so deep at so many places, and I'm scared. The cuts on my thighs are almost black with depth and dried blood. I've cleaned them, but they still burn as hell. I just want to escape my body right now. I want to fall asleep and not wake up...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Her body was a canvas

    and her blades were her paintbrushes
    justakookiegirl justakookiegirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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    Clean

    I've been clean well over two months now but most things set me off wanting to cut again but I haven't so, woohoo I guess.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hey guys I'd like to post this

    as a reminder for you to stay strong. Today I celebrate 1year going without self harm. I've had the thought to along with suicidal thoughts and still do. I've been through a lot trough out my life. Message me if you need someone to talk to or comfort you. I will never judge you...
    Darktitan Darktitan 18-21, M 9 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I've been a cutter for 2 years this month.

    I cut the first year twice then this year I can't even count. I try to stop but I've tried everything nothing works. The only way I can think of to completely stop is to tell my parents and go see a consoler but I don't want to tell my parents but I want the help. I need to stop...
    deathistheanwser deathistheanwser 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ajoseph219 Ajoseph219 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Are You An Angel?

    Little Boy: Are you an angel? Me: What? Little Boy: My mum told me that those who have marked wrists are angels. Me: I'm not an angel Little Boy: Of course you are. Mum said that only angels harm themselves because they don't like life on Earth. This world is destroying them...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 5 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I stopped fora little while

    because I got caught. But I seriously could be pushed to doing it again. All that ever happens at my house is yelling 100% at men for nothing. I'm honestly only aloud to be At my house for my parents to yell at. And my " friends" only use me. And it's not like I can go out and...
    thewanttoleave thewanttoleave 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Oh my god. ****. I hate myself.

    I'm so annoying. I'm expendable to all my friends. In my darkest hour everyone leaves me. The razor offered sanctity, if only for a few seconds. But I dragged the time out, going deeper, turning the single cut into a gaping hole until I'd been working on the cut for half an hour...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I knew a boy who liked to draw,

    He drew pictures that nobody saw, He was most artistic late at night, In the bathroom out of sight, He kept a secret no one knew. His drawings were different, no paper or pen, But needed a bandage now and again. We stood by the river under the stars, He rolled up his...
    Pettifogger Pettifogger 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 4

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    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today, I'm going to share my story with you.

    :) Almost two years ago I fell into serious depression. I was crying myself to sleep every other night and I believed that no one cared for me. Not too many people know what it feels like when not a single soul gives a damn about you. Doesn't feel very good ... I had extremely...
    tamnialler tamnialler 13-15, F 16 Responses Mar 3

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    Well.. I cut myself.

    . and sometimes I stab myself maybe 14 times in the leg when I'm really mad at myself, I don't want sympathy, I'm stupid for starting, ****, stupid me, STUPID ME!!! FUUUUCK!! AAGH!! Sorry... I have mental problems...
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Butterfly Project.

    The Rules are: 1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand. 2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better. 3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it...
    somethingbecomingnothing somethingbecomingnothing 18-21, F 20 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    I knew a boy who liked to draw He drew pictures

    that nobody saw He was most artistic late at night In the bathroom out of sight He kept a secret no one knew He didn't tell a soul and his gallery grew His drawings were different No paper or pen But needed a bandage now and again We stood by the river under the stars He...
    beautifulgirl09 beautifulgirl09 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    Normal? What Is That?

    Sometimes when I'm not constantly insulting myself, I think...what's it like being normal? What's it like to look in the mirror and not hate what's looking back? What's it like to have a lot of friends and a boyfriend and just a good social life? What's it like not to be hated...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Great.. Can't wait to hide this

    for school tomorrow! :(
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dear whoever is reading this,

    You’re beautiful. I may not know you, but I do know that you were brought into the world for a reason. Nothing can change that. You have strengths people admire you for. Your smile makes other people smile. You’re a unique individual. Smart, talented, kind hearted...
    smilemore123 smilemore123 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    so i'm 89 days clean.

    i wrote this poem thinking it would help me. i wrote it 89 days ago. it's helped me a lot. maybe it can help other people too. stay clean, you don't deserve the hurt, head up <3 just put down that blade, looking down, watching your cuts bleed. tears slowly well up in your...
    18butterfly 18butterfly 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 10

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    I haven't cut myself lately I'm actually doing

    really good. I'm happy right now with my life. :) :) :)
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I've been cutting for a long time now.

    I just can't seem to stop, and I don't really want to anyways. I need it to make it through the day. No one in my life even suspects that I could do this to myself. They all think I'm this happy little girl. I wish they could see past that, but whatever. It's better for them to...
    BleedingLittleBlueGirl BleedingLittleBlueGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses May 28

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    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Away From Youre Self

    I cut my self.... Its like a drug.. it gets you to a place of peace.. a place where you don't think about you're problems.. a place where you think of the future.. a fealing of numness.... a fealing of no fealing.... but most of all it gets you away from youre self....
    yme73 yme73 16-17, M 24 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Survey

     Self Harm Survey1 How old were you when you started self-harming?Younger than 44-56-78-910-1112-1314-1515-1616-1718-1920-21Older than 212 How often do you self-harmMore than once a dayOnce a daySeveral times a weekOnce a weekTwo or more times a monthOnce a monthSeveral...
    FibreglassWings FibreglassWings 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    There was only one way

    that helped me stop. I stopped for over a year! But now I'm back at it and it's bad... Wish I could go back to the way you helped me
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    READ!! {sorry about any spelling errors} If

    anyone read my experience I wrote about getting caught about a month ago at school so here's the incident form of anyone wants to know what I guess usually happens if you get caught at school with cuts: The teacher (or whoever sees it) if they think it looks like self harm (YES...
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There's nothing worse

    than insulting depressed people , giving them a reason to cut themselves or end their lives. Dear people who are looking at the outside beauty and judge only , without thinking about themselves , what comes around goes around. You may attack the weak people , but remember...
    deyla666 deyla666 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Count To 10

    Shut your eyes tight, Tell yourself it's all alright. Clench your fists in till they feel as if they could burst, You remember the time you had to do this first. You're eyes soon reach their fill, Soon after you're tears begin to spill. Brace yourself for what's yet to come...
    bigeyesseemore bigeyesseemore 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    The last time i cut myself was last week,

    just loads of long but shallow cuts which are now healed and almost gone. however thats not a problem, im okay with that, its the deep harsh gashes on my arms and upper thigh. im worried to be naked in front of a guy just in case he catches a glimpse of them and gets scared off...
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ther pretty much down

    because my teacher will see them if i put them to up btw there just tiny little cuts
    obeymunro obeymunro 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞
    kpere1424 kpere1424 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    <3

    She’s emo? You’d cut too, if you’ve been through what she has. She’s anorexic? You’d be too, if everyone called you fat everyday. She’s a *****? She made one mistake that cost her, her reputation. She’s a showoff? Her parents abused her, & she’s never heard of...
    PinkiieeBabyy PinkiieeBabyy 18-21 13 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    Been clean since 6-27-14 .

    -. It's only been 2days but I'm hoping to keep it that way
    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I was driving home today

    and I stopped at McDonalds to get a smoothie, I went through the drive through and when I reached out to grab my smoothie from the guy he must have seen my cuts because he hesitated, then said, "you don't know me, but can you promise me you won't cut tonight?" and I could feel...
    nornorrr nornorrr 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Great. My wrist scars have healed

    so now I can start over. A little farther down my arm so maybe this time my stupid teacher who is now always watching me and acts like she cares won't see them and tell the counselor again.. Gosh
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Cutting is not a trend,

    it's an addiction. It's like screaming but no one can hear. It is an everyday battle.
    Itscookiemonster Itscookiemonster 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    DearIniquity DearIniquity 16-17, M 6 Responses Feb 26

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    Rip Isabelle

    Drip. Drip.The water is clear.And now it’s red.She’s all alone.Now she’s dead.Drip. Drip.Covered in blood.There’s no skin left.See her bones?Look, she’s dead.Drip. Drip.She starved herself.She always bled.She’s beautiful.But she’s dead.Drip. Drip.She’s so young.So...
    somethingbecomingnothing somethingbecomingnothing 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    People don't take cutters seriously.

    If they knew someone who cuts they would say that we are attention seekers or we're creepy or just in a growing up stage where teenagers are just confused. Like really?? If we want attention, we wouldn't hide when we cut, or if this is like some part of growing up we wouldn't be...
    vhientie vhientie 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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