Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Cut Myself Because Of Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,081 People

    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to

    think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i must hate myself a lot if I can take a blade to my wrist and run it across my skin I'll probably be called a attention seeker and some people...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Pain

    It feels good the cold metal object scraping against your skin, the pain you feel reminds you You're Not Numb. You smile at the artwork on your skin. The puffiness of flesh as blood slowly oozes out. It's just lines. But to you it's way more than that. Each line represents...
    WolfChild12 WolfChild12 18-21, F Nov 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been depressed for five years.

    No one knows, I only just started cutting... Yaaaa hip cuts....
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i've been doing it for over a year

    and i cant stop l had 4 razors in a little pencil tube and it fell out of my binder😓😔
    mariabish mariabish 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been a cutter

    for five years. I cut my thighs and my left wrist and have been taken to the hospital twice for cutting my wrist (although I definitely should have had my legs stitched more than once, yet no one noticed). The second time I was hospitalized, I was police escorted and then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I tried this method for the first time last

    night. I know this sound weird but the cold surface of the blade is basically the only thing I've really felt in months
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M Jun 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hey there. There is no

    such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let your emotion controls you but the other way around. Happiness is not in the circumstances. Its your choice whether you...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Deserve To Cut Myself

    my life so far has been a huge **** up, i get bad grades, the one girl that means everything to me ive done nothing to but hurt, well at least thats what it seems, so i cut myself, everyday,all the way up my arm i have scars, my legs too, im 15, ive been cutting since 13 and i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Shxnnon Shxnnon 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Please remember that you are not alone,

    if you need to talk to anyone please feel free to message me.
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Red Relive

    Sitting in the corner alone, the cold darkness in the room threatening to swallow me, surrounding my heart The pain in my heart welcoming the darkness as my soul suffers the consequences.... Years ago I started cutting to... I don't remember my body is covered in scars mostly...
    0love 0love 18-21 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Need Help....

    I've been trying to stop cutting, I've gone over two weeks but the temptation is getting worse. I have no much to lose if I cut again now and all of it I can't go without. I need some support I have none here....
    K3ru54 K3ru54 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've managed to handle my depression

    but sometimes the fights with my mom and the stress just wants to make me pick up the razor and release some of that tension. Sometimes I feel like my boyfriend doesn't fully understand why I do it and instead of slowly talking me out of it he thinks Talking to me firm will get...
    BrokenGiggles BrokenGiggles 18-21, F Jun 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know this is a queue old

    and silly trick, but as a person who used to have depression and used to cut, I recommend (If you want to reduce or stop cutting) To have a scrunchie (hair tie) in your pocket, bag or straight up on your wrist. If I have the utge to cut, I wear the scrunchie around my wrist and...
    nemelabychtubyt nemelabychtubyt 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I havnt cut in a very long time.

    I am currently in a legal messed up situation and Ive wanted to quite a bit, for the feeling not the marks....I hate this feeling but I am not sure how to overcome it. I have over 25 scars from cutting and people ask me abot them all the time I really dont wnt to cut but im...
    lovelace7 lovelace7 22-25, F Oct 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I tried to cut myself

    when I was 12. Because of a puny, funny reason; I was not able to study all of the subjects for the supposed final exams tomorrow that day. I was so depressed because I was afraid I would get zero. The crazy part was I didn't even make a move to study. I just cried. I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Cutting yourself is like cutting your own heart

    open. No matter how hard you try, only blood will ever escape your body. Your emotions and pain will forever be within you until you are ready to turn it into love.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F Sep 5, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "She Has Scars Under Her Sleeves"

    I was born. That's how it always starts. Being born. Because of that, you live. And if you live long enough, you start thinking. That got me in trouble. I thought too much. I left. Life became hard. No more living, just surviving. Everything I thought I knew was gone. That ended...
    Emolia Emolia 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You're not alone, you're not worthless,

    message me if you ever need someone to talk to
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Please don't hesitate to talk to me

    if you ever feel alone, worthless, sad, or feel the need to hurt yourself. You're not alone in your struggle, everyone at some point feels the way you do and many people have overcome it. I'm here for you
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've started again last night.

    I'm even too scared to write the word, I just feel so ugly right now. Instead of sleeping, I harmed myself. My brain knows it's wrong, my heart just doesn't accept it. I'm so ashamed of myself for doing it, but it makes me feel relief at the same time. Like the scars on my body...
    crackedwriter crackedwriter 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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+ 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Cut Myself Because I Feel Unadequate.

    About 7 months ago I looked at my razor in the shower and thought "I'm depressed, I should do something about it".That night was the first time I cut.I did it once a week usually.I had a major fight with my friend about 5 months ago and it got worse.Sometimes I cut everyday...
    messeduppoet messeduppoet 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I haven't cut for about two weeks,

    but it's getting harder. I want someone who doesn't tell me to stop, but makes me want to stop.
    PurpleUnicorn1 PurpleUnicorn1 16-17, F 2 Responses May 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Getting That Urge Again...

    It has been 51 days since I last cut myself, but the urge is getting harder to resist. I keep trying to find other outlets, other coping skills, but nothing has brought ne the same satisfaction. Satisfaction... I can't express how ashamed and appauled I am for being satisfied...
    kateegirl kateegirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Cut

    ive been cutting for 3 months now and i love it   Life is a prison, Oh God let me out. No one to listen, To hear when you shout. Climb the walls of insanity, Ride the waves of despair. If you fall it don't matter, There's no one to care. Used to wish for a...
    Livinalie96 Livinalie96 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I can't help it. I'm in the darkest place ever.

    I've gone through this before, but I got through it all & I thought that was the end. But it's all coming back. I don't know if I can escape this one.
    monicaar3 monicaar3 18-21, F Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Before today I hadn't cut in 16 days.

    .. That didn't last long. Back to cutting again.
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    To Everyone Who Suffers Form Depression And Cuts... ≪3

    I joined this group even though I don't fight or battle depression as you all do. Why did I join this group? Because, I'd like to hear your stories. I want to help you, in any way possible. It sounds so stupid but I just want to help everyone in the world, just stop cutting...
    BlahBlahUNICORNS BlahBlahUNICORNS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    **WARNING: May be triggering

    for some** Nobody's perfect, and this is absolutely one of my flaws. Especially since I've been dealing with painful flashbacks that are growing with intensity recently, I'm usually angry and in pain, and I'm not even sure what triggers it anymore. I can't help to just hurt...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I regret cutting myself

    because I do it on my thigh. I can't wear shorts around my family or they'll see it. I've cut myself so many times there that's it's obvious what it's from. I need to stop. I cut myself a couple of weeks ago and I did it really really deep. The scars are healed but they're still...
    staygoldenbaby staygoldenbaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Because i can't take it anymore my uncle,

    grand uncle,grandmother,our poor life,being ignore by my family,bully words that they're saying against me and this empty feeling, and my past school bully. I hate this, they always hurt me, emotionally. they're ignoring my feelings and saying hurtful things. But the hurt me...
    lachrymosejessa lachrymosejessa 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Now for weeks I've been crying in my bed

    because of depression and all the bullying and school and I decided to cut myself. I did it today and it felt strange but now its the only thing I think about... I don't know what to do with my life anymore and should I cut myself again...
    suicidegirl123 suicidegirl123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Cut Myself

    I started to cut myself at the beginning of this year. I started to feel depressed and it just felt like the only thing i could do at the time. As the year went on my depression got a lot worse and i began cutting myself a lot more often. i would always do it in places that i...
    problemsismymiddlename problemsismymiddlename 16-17 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Addictive

    For me, every day without cutting is a small victory. I used to be very dependent on cutting. Every time I got sad, or angry, or frustrated, I would cut just so it would all go away for just a little while. So I could just take a moment and not have to worry about all the bad...
    heyyitsericaxx heyyitsericaxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm about to the point of starting this again.

    The antidepressants aren't completely helping. I see my mom in an unhappy marriage and it breaks my heart, especially since I still live at home and I'm always put in the middle. It has been really hard these last few weeks and I've been good so far, but I don't know how much...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Used to. A lot of people tell me to keep

    smiling, to go on being positive, inspiring, bringing hope. But none of them know that I wasn’t always this way. That I’m more acquainted with misery and grief than they think. They wouldn’t recognize the person I was, in a very bad place and with a different outlook. From...
    Emeraldee Emeraldee 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its been (about) two weeks

    since I last cut.. Ive been battling it for this long, but it feels that that record will come to an end today. Today is the day I break. I cant take it. I need a vacation from life.
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old habits... the hospitals couldn't fix my

    urges to mutilate my skin. Carving the beautiful patterns that are my stories that people will never know. It's an addiction. A necessity. The pain I deserve is slowly killing me as I go deeper with my sharpest knife. The few people that have ever spoke to me don't understand...
    wouldyoumissme wouldyoumissme 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I havnt cut in a very long time.

    I am currently in a legal messed up situation and Ive wanted to quite a bit, for the feeling not the marks....I hate this feeling but I am not sure how to overcome it. I have over 25 scars from cutting and people ask me abot them all the time I really dont wnt to cut but im...
    lovelace7 lovelace7 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So I saw my therapist during one of my runs

    and she stopped me to point out that I had been cutting recently.. I felt like such a loser.. She's really nice and she helps me through so much.. I just feel terrible when I promise her I won't cut and I still do..
    Asi15 Asi15 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Need A Decent Friend To Talk To!

    I've been suffering from depression all my life! I started cutting myself at the age of 9! I'm ashamed to say its become an addiction! Tonight was the first time in over a year I've done it and I'm so ashamed! I need someone to talk to who won't judge me and understand me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Please take the time to watch this,

    you're not as alone as you think http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7LBggDKEtM
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just cut... I can't stop crying.

    .. I just need all the pain to disappear.. The memories to go away
    Muppo23 Muppo23 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes I am a cutter but I'm not proud of it at

    all. in fact I do my best to pretend like they aren't there. I have old ones on my left arm but new and old ones on both of my thighs. I hate myself for doing it but I feel better at times after just making the thoughts stop. pretty much it's an addiction and it sucks. it stops...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel