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I Cut Myself Because Of Depression

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    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

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    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

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    I have felt lonely so I had cut myself to cope

    with the fact that I'm not special or important. the loneliness hurt me bad today and I couldn't stop myself. I haven't cut in almost 6 months but I told myself the truth and did something about it. the first cut was a surprise like tasting something I haven't had in a while...
    OnlineCake OnlineCake 26-30, F Nov 2, 2014

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    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

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    I always wanted to stop.

    The first time i did this, i had no idea it will be this hard to stop. But i think its too late now. Whenever i tried to recover, i will fail. I guess i will just handle this for the rest of my life
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    My friend tells me not to cut myself

    if I'm depressed just talk to him but then he's always ditching me to hang with his other friends and expects me not to use a knife when I'm depressed well I'm going to because my cuts won't leave me alone(I'm a girl so don't ask in the comments)
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response Apr 2

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    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

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    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

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    I Did It Because It Felt Better...

    So, I've been cutting since I was in about 8th grade. It's been something I've wanted to stop for a really long time, but I just don't know how. Sometimes I feel like I'm trapped in a box when I'm at school, I see people who look happy and it makes me want to cry. I'm envious...
    IdontMissYou IdontMissYou 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 a week ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F Apr 16

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    **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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    I Cut Myself And I'M 13

    My life gets so hard at times I don't know what to do anymore I ant run off my problems write them down or even talk about them I used to use music to help or I used to go up high in a tree and sing to myself or I would go sit on my tire swing and look out at my pasture I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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+ 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    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

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    sometimes my depression seems to hard to handle.

    its hard to handle when my love one and me argue and he tells me mean things. maybe thats y.im depress huh..any ways. i cut myself when i feel.like i want to die but i dont want to kill myself so i cut myself and the pain distracts me and makes me kind of sooth the urge of doing...
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08 22-25, F Jun 22

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    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

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    I need someone to be there

    for me so I can't cut People say it is bad for me but I don't see the problem
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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