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I Cut Myself For the First Time

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    Some Else's Pain Can Become Your Pain

    A couple of months ago my close friend told me she cut. This was new to me because I didn't know of anyone who cut. Then she told me she had attempted suicide. This hurt me deeply. Cutting had never even crossed my mind before. I cut for the first time. I did it a 3:30 am on New...
    beep1996 beep1996 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    First Cut

    I had my first cut 2 monthes ago, but I knew I would cut again. But I'm actually starting to cut everyday now since about 3 days ago. I do it on my left leg, 1 inch above my ankle, on the inner side of my legs. So far I have 7 small cuts. I use a normal blade. I started cutting...
    Societyssecret Societyssecret 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    The Stress That I Had Always Builted Up !

    when i was little my life was perfect i had a nice house,a nice older sister and brother ... then when i was about eight or nine i found out my dad cheated on my mom twice before i was born and got both of the girlz got pregnant. right now im twelve and both of them are about...
    dreamingdaily dreamingdaily 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9, 2012

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    Betrayed.

    this is my story, and how I first started cutting. (sorry, it's a bit confusing) *names have been changed. My best friend in the whole world was *Amy. She knew everything about me and we couldn't be closer. Well, I began crushing on my brothers best friend, *Seth. After...
    misscade misscade 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Today, I got kicked out of

    yet another home. Two years ago, I left an abusive home to go 350 miles away to live with friends. I walked away from my job, my very few friends and my family. Things didn't improve. I was looking for work, but in a small town, jobs are hard to come by. Finally, after 14 months...
    deanmartinforever88 deanmartinforever88 26-30, F Jun 18

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    I remember a while ago now.

    ...it was a cold day and a lot had happened I felt really depressed and was so down .i remembers hearing about self harm from somewhere but I went and tried it to see how I felt after it so I went into my mums sewing room and grabbed a very very sharp crafting knife and cut my...
    tabsbad123 tabsbad123 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Honesty I've always been self-conscious about

    inflicting pain or harming myself, but is something that deep inside I wanted to do way before. I've been feeling lonely and detached/disconnected from the world lately, so I start to question whether I was truely alive or not, and I have to admit that even that I didn't like it...
    awzn awzn 22-25, M Jun 28

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    Ug....

    *sigh* Well... last night I stayed over my boyfriend's and that was nice. But I was stupid and wanting to pretend that I wasn't living with my parents and didn't call them to let them know I was staying out. (I'm almost 22 though it doesn't matter too much with this story...
    AnotherStatistic AnotherStatistic 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    A little while ago, I opened up a package of

    push pins and a thought came into my mind. Why not just scratch myself with it? I kept scratching and scratching, and on one of the scratches, I just kept going over it and over it. It was bleeding, and it felt so good. I made a small tiny cut at first, then made a large one. My...
    Iamstillstanding Iamstillstanding 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    Bloody Razors

    Bloody razors, **** me off, Tried usin' 'em, Shaver broke down, Cut myself, First time ever, No wonder, Can't stand 'em, Too dangerous, My shaver, Gettin' replaced!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Naughty Time

    im bipolar. a few days ago I started my downcycle and started cutting myself for the first time. im cut all over. I love it and cant stop. im not lonely or depressed anymore.
    mromega667 mromega667 22-25, M Oct 2, 2013

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    :/

    I started cutting myself a few months ago.    I was having a really bad day. i woke up late because my alarm didn't go off, and my mom was really mad at me, as she had been all weekend. So she was yelling at me and threatening me and...it was not fun. So I went to...
    watchingandwaiting watchingandwaiting 13-15 Apr 2, 2010

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    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury

    Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30 days? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a short online study. The purpose of this research is to examine health factors related to...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    .....I cut myself for the first time about 3

    weeks ago.... It stung. I remember the night so clearly. I was depressed because I found out my crush had sex with another girl when I knew him. He lied to me saying he didn't. I found out that he did.. I was heartbroken. That night I hates myself for falling in love with...
    BVBGirl31 BVBGirl31 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Yer I Did

    Well the first time I did that, like properly with a you know.. was after I'd been on EP for several months, I'd recieved lotsss of support and understanding from my epeeps and I'd tried to pass it forward and support others on the site but then I got a bit overwhelmed and then...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Scared

    It happened at work. I was having the worst day .. it started out really good and I dont know what happened but everything turned to ****. My girl and I started fighting on top of everything else and I had had enough. Ever get to the point where you cant take anything else and if...
    Funkalicious Funkalicious 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    Dont Know What to Do

     i have recently started cutting myself or hurting myself intentionally. i cry myself to sleep but then when i go to school or am around my family and friends i act all happy and no one is suspecting anything. i dont know why i started or why i cry it just randomly started...
    1someonehelpme1 1someonehelpme1 13-15 2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Hopeless

    It had been a normal day at school today, until a popular girl brought up that I could be a huge nerd. I didn't think much of it, until I got home and my parents were ignoring me. After fighting off tears, I had to fight the urge to cut. I would go for the razor blade we keep in...
    Dailydaisy Dailydaisy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    I Cut My Self Sometimes, No Regrets About It

    I truly really really hate my life so much I just wont to run away. If I run away thell find me , school is hell for me . Im not smart, pretty,cute and averyone thinks im weaird because im the only person who lisons to rock not stuped tecno and crap.my family is not a family, we...
    Snaples123 Snaples123 13-15 Mar 15, 2011

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    The First Time I Cut

    The first time I cut: I waited. I waited until everyone was asleep. I crept out of bed, the floor cold sent chills up my spine. I walked into the bathroom. Stared at my reflection. I stared at my reflection. I stared and I stared and I stared for what seemed to be hours. My...
    WrestlesBears WrestlesBears 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    My arms throbbing with pain

    after being hit on the arm with a plank of wood. The woman continues to scream. Continues to shout. Continues to remind me why everything is my fault, and how much she hates me. I walk around aimlessly around the room, clutching onto my injured arm. I contemplate storming out...
    revolucion revolucion 22-25, M Mar 19

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    I cut myself for the first time the other day.

    I don't know why exactly. I was having a really bad day and was feeling really alone. And for a moment, while I was cutting, I felt so much better, like I could control what was happening in my life. But now every time I look at my arm, and see the scars I feel even more alone...
    WindowAngle WindowAngle 13-15, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I cut myself for the first time last night.

    I have no idea what even happened so many thing are just going wrong and I can't trust anyone anymore. I totally regret cutting myself and will never do it again.
    mychemicalmichael mychemicalmichael 13-15, F Jun 8

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    I did this to my leg last night.

    ..... I have the actual cuts on the sides of my legs....
    Iamstillstanding Iamstillstanding 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    It's funny, how innocent you are growing up

    and then you get to a point, around 13, where all the ideas and good memories you had stop meaning anything and the realities of life start crushing you. Actually, it's not funny. It's probably the most depressing thing I could ever think of. Picture a child, who believed life...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I Still Remember

    my first time was in 2011, altho im not sure of the date...it was back when things were really bad, and id been really upset. this was before id even thought about razors, so i picked up a pair of scissors, like the ones they give you in grade school. I cut my left wrist four...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Aug 24, 2013

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    I Want To Cut!!!!!

    Ive been thinking about cutting but I'm scared of how other people may view me. But I can't take "this" anymore....please can someone help me and let me know about their first time and did you fear that if you started someone would find out?!?!
    lonelysoul7 lonelysoul7 16-17 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    I was 12(16 now) and beginning to develop an

    eating disorder. My mom was starting to catch on and I needed another way to find control in my life. I'd heard about some people who cut themselves because it makes them feel better. I kept pulling away from the idea because it seemed to bizarre, but the more I thought about it...
    scarlettButterfly scarlettButterfly 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    My first cut(s) were 5 years ago I swore to

    myself I would never do it again A year later I found myself self harming and it hasn't stopped since.. I just want to warn you guys that once you start it's really hard to stop Trying getting help as soon as possible There's free therapists at schools Hotlines Etc.. Don't go...
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    That First Cut

    Me and my mom were arguing. I forget why but it got bad. She ended up telling me that she hated me. I went into my brothers room and grabbed his protracted and headed out to the car. I locked myself in their and slowly carved a heart into my hip and in the other hip a cross. I...
    dropdeadxo dropdeadxo 16-17, F Jul 23, 2013

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    IM Just Lost Angry Depressed

    Since I was a little girl I felt sad lonely depressed I felt like no one loved me no one cares I'm confused I'm lost I don't know were I belong today Iam 16 today my boyfriend broke up with me so I started to cut myself for the first time it was painful but kinda made the pain...
    sharan8513 sharan8513 16-17 Jul 13, 2013

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    My First Cut

    A few months ago I was working on a huge school project with some people that did no work at all and we're really mean to me. We decided that we had to get together at my house to work on our project. Even though I knew we had to, the thought made me sick. When I got home I cried...
    Kamikamako Kamikamako 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    I cut for the first time today.

    I feel like I will get addicted to it and I am scared people will ask questions about the scars. And I don't want to worry anyone, but I really need to not do it again because I am only 13 and well my life isn't great but people have it a lot worse. And I help all my friends...
    ItsGoingToBeOkay7 ItsGoingToBeOkay7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury

    Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30 days? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a short online study. The purpose of this research is to examine health factors related to...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    I have had so much going on in my life

    and I'm only 14!! I have another friend that has been suicidal and she cuts as well. She tried to commit suicide four times now and it's caused so much on my heart. I also lost a friend. I was abandoned. Then I was touched, as in bad touch, by a so-called friend. It hurt. A lot...
    Isabugy Isabugy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Related Experiences

    I find myself wanting to cut. Been clean for 2 months. Trust me im trying really hard to stay clean. I've been a cutter since i was 13 i think... Was able to stay clean for 3 years...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have tried really hard to stop cutting. Over the past couple years it has become somewhat of an addiction for me. Whenever I was upset, angry or just feeling anything I didn't...
    RubyTuesday413 RubyTuesday413 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I normally use a pair of scissors I have about 6 scars in total all on my left arm no one mentions them I don't know if they know what they are or is they are afraid to mention...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I first cut myself at the age of 16. Few times at age of 17. Then again when i was 20. And the latest was 3 months ago as 21. All to ease the pain in my heart. Trying to stay clean...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    -TRIGGER WARNING- People ask me why I cut automatically thinking it's attempted suicide or will lead to it..NO! I don't cut because I want to die, I cut because I'm trying to stay...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I cut for the first time in a few months... Just to try to escape from the pain he causes me... I cant run, cant hide. All I have is cutting.
    Wranglergirl33 Wranglergirl33 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Right now I want to be able to cut myself so that blood just comes out in gushes I want to do that and then watch it as I am listening to some of my favorite music I want to do...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I was cleaning the dishes and then a glass just broke on my hand suddenly i got hurt then I got cut and then I completed cutting I want to cut myself right now.
    jumanachan jumanachan 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Once again I cut my self. I cut my thigh this time I ran out of room on my stomach. Someone please tell me why I cut so much cause I really don't know y. Out nay sound stupid. But...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well I didn't do it last night....all I did was cut myself and I thought I would cut myself deep and that would end it all but no it didn't so now I'm gonna be left with even more...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I cut myself , to escape .. All the problems i have is too much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I want to cut myself so badly right now. I feel so useless and dumb, and pointless. that's all. i don't even feel like elaborating on that, if im honest
    caffeineeforowls caffeineeforowls 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have you cut or deliberately injured yourself in the past year? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a quick online study to learn more about people’s...
    uwyoresearcher uwyoresearcher 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Have you cut or deliberately injured yourself in the past year? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a quick online study to learn more about people’s...
    uwyoresearcher uwyoresearcher 22-25, F Aug 22

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    There's so much pain inside me and i just have to cut to get it out. I hate myself for doing it but i still do it. Noone even cares anyway so i'm not hurting anyone else.
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    So the first time I got high was the summer of junior year into senior year. There was a beach day for one of the clubs I'm in at school. So my friend, her friend, and I went to...
    Anonymous446 Anonymous446 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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