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I Cut My Self

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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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    <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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    alice123422 alice123422 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I hadn't done it for a week

    and a half. I had to fight the urges and every bad feeling I had, but I couldn't stop myself today...
    HopelessXV HopelessXV 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There's this great blog I found

    and its helped me to stop cutting, for every time you feel like cutting there is an alternative. http://butterfly-project.tumblr.com
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 days 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, 2014

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    so ... not cut for three days ,

    feels like im suffocating , want to do it badly but I promised him .
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate the people who visit this experience

    topic and start commenting on everyone's story things like "don't give in to the urge" or "this isn't the answer" or "please don't do this to yourself". clearly they don't understand the struggle. I wish they'd all just stop. we're trying here. we're venting. we don't need any...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Just cut after being clean

    for months. Forgot how much it hurts and how much it numbs me at the same time. Certain circumstances brought me down. Again. Not proud of it but neither am I ashamed.
    BleedAshes BleedAshes 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cutters are wonderful people.

    I love you all. I see and share your pain.
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 26 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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 will be honest , I never thought I would get

    to the point , feeling so low , so completely alone that I would start cutting . But the first time I did it , I don't know how to explain it . The pain of the cut , it made the pain of hating myself , my appearance , the bad memories , it made it all go away . and although I...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    just something about seeing myself bleed makes

    me feel better. I cant think of "safer" ways to satisfy this without self-harming. (theres probably none but) Im addicted. and my body is gross and deserves to bleed.
    bloodyborgiabastard bloodyborgiabastard 26-30, M a week ago

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    It's been a week since I last cut

    and now I'm getting the urge again...
    HopelessXV HopelessXV 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response 2 days 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    pdogshotu pdogshotu 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I cut myself because I am worthless

    and no one would care if I died. I mean on here no one truly knows me. So how would you know of the next day I don't reply it's for good. I am invisible at home and school. And when I get home it's like I could just walk out without anyone caring... No that everyones working I...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish someone would make me feel happy enough

    I didn't feel like hurting myself. That I didn't feel like cutting down my wrists... And the only reason I don't is because of my mother...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days 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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    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 6 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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    How Many blood do u losse on a single cut?

    How Many cuts do u need to feel something? How Many cuts do u need with a sharpless knife? I was wondering that while the machine operator was waiting for the green light to turn on the machine... That knife, mine knife... Was calling me, yesterday, on the silence of the dead...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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, 2014

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    Sitting here staring at the screen blankly.

    ....I need it.....i crave it.....i cant breath....its calling to me....im breaking....i have to cut.....now now!
    SweetAngelFrostPup SweetAngelFrostPup 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Just realised I'm half a year clean!

    Waw that's an achievement right?
    DeadGhost123 DeadGhost123 13-15, M 12 Responses Feb 21

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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 4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    right now i just wanna cut till i have cuts all

    over my body. no one cares about me so that's why i continue to cut. i look around and see all these people who have support from others to stop cutting but i have no one. no one could careless about me so maybe I should cut deep enough to bleed out all over my bed ??
    waithe336 waithe336 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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, 2014

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    so ... was five days clean .

    No longer am . couldn't hold out .
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days 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:")
    InutileSuicide InutileSuicide 16-17, F 11 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    been four days . i cant resist anymore .

    something bad happened and i need to cut
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    beatiful101disaster beatiful101disaster 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 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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    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 21 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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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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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    This is what happens

    when a guy dumps U and leaves u standing there crying in school
    eltrakills eltrakills 13-15, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can breath again...

    ..I can think......I feel high once again....I cut deep....Didn't mean to...i cut and blood just poured out of me....Rid me of evil....Still bleeding...But i don't care...Im free!
    SweetAngelFrostPup SweetAngelFrostPup 16-17, M Mar 21

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    I haven't been feeling too great lately.

    Just been really sad and depressed. Been feeling completely unappreciated and alone. I've been thinking about it for quite some time. And I finally gave in last night, but it was just one. Only one.
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    After my parents found out

    that I cut, I felt so sad and frustrated. I didn't feel like a weight just dropped off my shoulders bit instead it felt like more was piled on. I felt this way for 3 month. One day I decided that I couldn't take it anymore. I cut. I.felt so relieved after that. I want to control...
    yummythedrummer yummythedrummer 13-15, F 12 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I was clean for 2 days

    but I cut today
    Maria134747 Maria134747 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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