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I Cut My Self

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    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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    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'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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    I just thought of something,

    to all the cutters and self harmers like myself too let's all try this idea. When you feel the urge to harm yourself close your eyes an count to 10 or as high as you need until it goes away an just focus in counting. I'm going to try this as well. Spread the word to others. We...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    alice123422 alice123422 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 29

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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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    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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    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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    well today was interesting.

    boring as all hell but interesting. i bumped into the corner of a table at work and just started bleeding everywhere. guess they were still open, say goodbye to those jeans.
    Pigmaginny Pigmaginny 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I tried to cut a heartagram into my arm

    but it looks more like a pentagram. I do no worship the devil but whoops. I can tell it's a heartagram though. The good news is it's hidden well so yeah.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    My friend cut her arm

    and she showed me. Now I feel triggered. I want to cut too. I'd ask her to lend me her razor but I'm sure she will say no
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    <3

    She paints a pretty picture but this picture has a twist you see.. her paintbrush is a razor ... and her canvas is her wrist she paints her pretty picture in a color thats blood red while using her sharp painbrush she ends up finally dead her pretty pictures fading quite...
    PinkiieeBabyy PinkiieeBabyy 18-21 5 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    why?? why am i not dead?

    ? why do i keep living for nothing?? why do they care about me?? why do they insist i stop?? why am i still here?? why am i so fragile and broken?? can i leave?? can i go?? just end it all right now?? giving up been to strong for th long. to: this lovely broken world love...
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So my mother just of home

    and she is already crying because she and her boyfriend are fighting again I haven't cut in 5 days but I'm done I already cut a lot I don't care anymore
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I relapsed after almost a month.

    . I wanted to stay clean for my birthday. But I just can't. I broke every promise I made, I told myself repetitively that I was better than that, that I am stronger. I am not.. I can't tell my friend, she'll shun me and just.. This is the most dumbest thing I've done. It makes me...
    xxDarkLoverxx xxDarkLoverxx 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I haven't cut in over a year.

    I don't want to start again, but I feel so bad. I admitted to my mom that I have suicidal thoughts and I have trouble with self harming and she didn't take me seriously. She said that I'm obviously not that bad because there are people who can't get out of bed even to pee or eat...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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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    (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...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 19

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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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    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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    I've never cut myself,

    came close but couldn't. I just wanted to say that cutting does nothing besides the rush you get from it, it's only temporary, like alcohol and drugs etc. the reason you're cutting is still their afterwards. Hopefully one day you'll be able to put that razor down and be able to...
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been 76 days selfharm-free

    and counting; I mean, yes I still struggle with temptations to harm myself because the urges will always be there but I'm trying my best to overcome selfharm and give others hope that, they too can do it and overcome it no matter what... It just requires time to go back and love...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 26

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    This is my experience.

    Just a piece of it. I cut a heartagram into my wrist around the vein because I'm not suicidal, and stop my wrist, my hounder has many cuts and a perfectly cut cross, I have a huge scar still healing cause I cut until I saw white. 3 cuts was from a dare, she was right my blood is...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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    pdogshotu pdogshotu 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 30

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    Its just a constant thought in my head.

    I think about it so often.
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 2 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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    I'm a under-confident teen,

    I've been cutting myself for 3 years now! Did some ****! I hate my self, i want to be perfect.. Need to loose weight! Need support! I need to become anorexic for my own good, it's the only control I can have in my life, if I cut myself deeper, if I eat, if I make myself throw up...
    wannabeanorexic4ever wannabeanorexic4ever 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I started cutting again I was clean

    for four months I am so disappointed in myself :(
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 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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    I cut all the time.. It started three years ago,

    I try to stay clean for a while but the longest has been two weeks. I'm tormented at school by people who called themselves my friend. I don't know how to trust people so I trust the blades and scars because they are guaranteed to stay for a lifetime
    dee283 dee283 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So yesterday at school I was at school

    and I was hanging out 3 other friends Two cut themselves too So one of them asked if she was still doing it and she said she thinks she's done Then he asked me and I hadn't heard what he said so I asked the girl next to me She then went to ask me if I was still "slicing" That...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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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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    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 8 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    One cut across the healed wrist - still

    bleeding. How can a supposedly shallow cut bleed this much.
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day 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 16-17, F 15 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm cutting again :'( I have cut nearly every

    day this week and it's more than 2 times a day, I have already cut myself 3 times today and now im doing it again! it helps so... much and it's hard to stop once you've started :'(
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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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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    I'm pretty glad I've been able to keep my cuts

    hidden and unknown. For the first or second time I think I am using wristbands not just for love of wearing them but also to cover the cuts.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Wristbands arnt perfect

    but they work and also who would expect me to be a cutter.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I felt badly depressed today,

    I was about cut myself again but I didn't. I'm so proud of me:")
    NoxiousUnicorn NoxiousUnicorn 13-15, F 11 Responses Oct 24

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    I have cut because everything

    that happens and I dont really care that much anymore about the pain
    Valerieswords45 Valerieswords45 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Almost every time I pick up a blade

    and cut myself, I cry a little bit. I guess that's kinda normal but I wish I didn't sometimes. I wish the times where I have no emotion was different. People are always telling me to stop cutting because it's hurting me. But truth is I'm hurting myself just as much as everybody...
    dee283 dee283 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    why do some people say its

    so bad?? i dont understand. it not like im dying by doing it. they heal and theres really no harm done except a scar unless ur like me. some of need it to feel or somthing else. back off people im not sick so stop saying i need to get better -.-
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    **** **** I can't take this feeling anymore

    I've been resisting the urge for way to long.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Already cut myself today.

    And I just want to do it again. I probably will. :p
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 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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    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...