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I Cut Myself For the First Time

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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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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    .....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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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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...
    QuinnBirgitta QuinnBirgitta 13-15, F 3 Responses May 18

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 13, 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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    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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    I did this to my leg last night.

    ..... I have the actual cuts on the sides of my legs....
    Iamstillstanding Iamstillstanding 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to cut myself. It started when I was in 7th grade (I'm 18 now and just recently graduated), and continued up until a few months ago. I'm not proud of it but I like to share...
    pinkfleshbows pinkfleshbows 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I was 8 Yes old. My mom told me that my daddy left to go on a trip but I know by the look on her face she was lying. I waited and he never came back so I started to get angry. One...
    brandi0421 brandi0421 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I started last year a few weeks before school started because I got really depressed and couldn't take it anymore so I wanted to die I had been suicidal before in the seventh grade...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I suffer from depression. the first time i cut myslef was the night my uncle died from lung cancer. i was 12 and it was around midnjght. i had no other way to deal with the pain...
    outsidelookingin99 outsidelookingin99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I Promised my friend and Myself that i wouldn't cut anymore. I was about 2 weeks clean, but i missed it. The sting of the blade and the color of blood... I shouldnt enjoy this. I...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I do cut myself and I can admit it but I need some advice. I don't wanna be lectured and told not to cut, only people who cut will understand so please don't tell me not to!!! I...
    emi37y emi37y 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I want that clarity it gave me the first time and only time but if I do I will lose everything .. I hate that the one thing that gives me strength is the one thing I cant do .
    kaysdee kaysdee 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I just cut myself.. The red lines are much more visible now and no one has a clue about it. My parents think self-harming's a joke so it's best not to tell them before they think I...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I don't usually cut myself. I'm not a cutter. But I hurt my mom again, and it's not right I know but I should've controlled myself, not felt angry. I have a lot of problems with my...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I tried to cut myself today. Or rather someone tried to cut me today. It was my hand holding the knife pushing it into my skin, but it wasn't myself telling me to do it. I...
    diannalyon diannalyon 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I am going to cut myself it's either I relapse on drugs and or alcohol or I go and I mutilate my body I guess I'll choose the lesser of two evils.......
    lifeisabsurd lifeisabsurd 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Ok so this happened in January last year my friend had just turned 16 so me him and our friends decided to have a few drinks, I was not wanting to as I had never tried Alcohol...
    michaelsshawn121 michaelsshawn121 18-21, M Jul 5

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    my "first time" is just my first time making out, but it was with a 17 year old & I'm only 14 & i don't know I just wished it was with someone I actually loved.
    maddielovee maddielovee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I got drunk on vodka. First time ever that I got drunk. I ended up puking too.
    zacktr zacktr 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I remember having ******* as early as six but I knew what they were before that even I just kind of knew "the weird feeling" though I didn't know how to cause it until I turned ten...
    sirsnoopy7 sirsnoopy7 22-25, M Jul 12

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    I have always been a good girl, never drinking, never smoking, always respecting the rules... But then I couldn't resist the temptation of fun. And Marijuana. I can clearly...
    Aredienne Aredienne 18-21, F 4 days ago

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