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I Cut Myself

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    When people think of cutters most of them think

    we cut our wrists. This is a wrong assumption most of us have learned by now that wrists and forearms are too visible and we get made fun of or bullied because of it. We instead cut shoulders, legs and other areas that aren't visible and leave the wrist and forearm for the grand...
    dmcapp89 dmcapp89 22-25 Dec 10, 2013

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    Hi, I'm a 19 year old dude

    and i... wait Let me start with this... Sept. 4th, 2013 I was riding my moped (not wearing a helmet) through the center of my home town when I was hit head on by a van. both of us were traveling at about 35-40 mph I should be dead, or in a hospital still. But, being the miracle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I joined a cutting "support group" on Facebook

    and lasted 2 minutes. I swear, literally all the posts were drama, drama, drama. At least on EP people tell their stories mostly without judgment.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I lost count of how many times I just did.

    My shoulder is a bloody ruin. In tatters. Just like the rest of me. Like I went to war with my flag high and got my *** kicked, and now my banner lies sopping and drenched in my own blood.
    SunnysBlueForever SunnysBlueForever 18-21, F Jun 20, 2014

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    Video

    I'm doing a YouTube video about self harm awareness. I would really, really appreciate anyone who would be willing to help me. I'm a self harmer myself but I think I could really benefit from making a video about it. I want to help people and I really believe this could be the...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Great. It's ******* happened again.

    two cuts on both rwrists. Four in total. ******* great -_-
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jul 11, 2014

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    Not Enough to Be An Addiction; Too Much to Be Just a Habit...

    Twenty minutes ago, I sneaked out of my dorm room, clutching a blood soaked wad of tissues, ran to the bathroom wrapped it in more tissue and dumped it in the trash, then with the furtiveness of a junkie, washed as much of the blood that wasn't congealed off of my arm and ran...
    JadedNihilist JadedNihilist 18-21, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    First Time Nd Now I Know About "Addiction"

    my group of friends consists of mostly "emo" kids and a few "normal" kids, and my best friend killed himself a few days ago.. we all loved him and are really grieving.. but especially. iv been crying alot and the only reason i didnt cut yet was cuz i was to...
    emogirlnattie emogirlnattie 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2007

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    I Am Trying to Stop....

    I am trying to stop cutting, everyday is a challenge for me, and everyday I have to fight inner deamons to beat the urge to cut, but I am doing the best I can, to be completly cut free, the longest I have ever gone, was almost a year without cutting, I am hoping to be able to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    What Is Going On ?

    I am a very bad cutter I am now 13 and have been cutting since I was 10 I didn't know what it was back then but I do now and I do it.. a lot,It has been a few months and my cuts are gone and just bad scars on my body but.... They are like .. coming back ? I don't know how to...
    Deadlylovely13 Deadlylovely13 70+ 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I hate myself. I don't know why.

    I find life so hard and happiness so distant. I do my best. I'm strong. I'm trying ... but it's never enough. Cutting is a way to make me pay for not doing more, but how can I do better when this is my best? I rub jalapenos in my cuts and wish everyone could know they don't have...
    CASITY CASITY 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I was feeling all awful.

    Stressed and jittery and weird. Then I cut myself, and now I feel normal again. Strange, hey.
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F Nov 24, 2014

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    Because I get bullied

    and my family and friends call me names and doesn't believe in me
    Hottim101 Hottim101 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    I don't have friends,

    beauty, or talents. Who the hell cares if i cut? It takes the pain away.
    coloroutofspace coloroutofspace 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    A Poemm..

    Silver glints Skin parts Red wells Scarlet drips I am at peace with my demons. Tears fall Blood runs White’s soaked Head hung I am ashamed of what I’ve done Lies told Scars hide Scabs peel Demons die I am doing the best I can Smiles faked Kisses true Love hurts Mind...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    In A Strange Place

    My breasts. I cut them mostly because no one will find out. The only person I worry about finding out is my best friend. We take baths together and get dressed in front of each other. Guess I'll just have to be careful around her. It's such a tender sensitive place to cut. The...
    poetvann poetvann 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10, 2013

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    I Did It Again.

    I cut myself last night.  Actually I wanted to kill myself.  But, dying wasn't enough, I wanted to suffer.  I always make myself suffer.  I cut myself, not too deep mind the pain is better when it's a shallow cut.  I cut myself with all the knives I could...
    DarkPhoenix DarkPhoenix 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    I want to cut so badly ;( there's

    so much inner pain and hatred but cutting will make it stop
    AngelicVomit AngelicVomit 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Loneliness And Depression

    it all hurts so much on the insde to be alone i wish that someone would love me but no one does and i have to suffer for that the only thing that ever makes me feel better is when im alone and im crying and i feel that hurt inside my chest and when i reach for the blade and cut...
    SuicidalAkatsuki SuicidalAkatsuki 18-21, M 6 Responses May 19, 2010

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    2 Nights Ago

    I really wanted to cut.. the knife was right on my bereau but i didnt do it.. i decided to write 2 poems and after writing the urge went away i am very proud of this and thought i should share =]
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    hmm were to begin well my names justin and im 17 and i cut myself. i dont mind it at all its not a big deal to me i dont really do it for attention i have a good amount of friends and they would probably not even care if they found out first things first i told everyone i quit...
    SuicidalAkatsuki SuicidalAkatsuki 18-21, M 9 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I've cut everywhere but my wrist just feels

    right. I dont know why. It's like a jigsaw puzzle and my wrist is the center piece
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 Nov 29, 2014

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    EVERYONE Knows.

    i think almost everyone in my grade knows i cut myself. i told one person, who, with permission from me, told another person, who decided to tell about ten people, without permission. so, the chain reactions started. like today, my friend reid wanted to see my wrist, cuz he...
    cokezebno cokezebno 16-18, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    What Do You Do When You See No Way Out?

    What do you do when things get so bad that you can't see a way out? When every time you smile is lie. When you feel so low all the time, that it becomes natural, the usual, just another day at the office. What about when eventually you stop feeling sad, and you feel nothing. No...
    mma1995 mma1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    When immense sadness fills my heart I don't

    know how to cope or what to do. Sometimes I don't even understand why I feel sad or down. Sometimes my reaction and self hate surprises me and I don't know what I am to do. I am affected easily by my surroundings and on goings of my life. I am a very sensitive soul. I have...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its soon going to be 5 months

    since I cut myself last time... Just a reminder to all of you: scars may last forever... Please don't do the same mistake I did...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Nov 11, 2014

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    I said I wasn't going to do it anymore

    and I hadn't for more than a month. But today I got in a big fight with my mom and she really hurt my feelings and I fell apart. I would never say to her what she said to me and I used it as an excuse to cut again.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I Don't Know Anymore.

    Lately I've started to cut myself. I'm really not too sure why I do it. To feel the pain and actually bleed lets me know I'm still alive. It's been a long time since I've felt alive on the inside. I try to throw out hints to my friends that I'm not right and they're only...
    85continuum 85continuum 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    *trigger warning* My best friend took my knife

    that i use to cut with and now i cant find a sharp enough kitchen knife so what should i do? Any suggestions?
    icantstop29 icantstop29 26-30, F 4 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I cut myself I do it

    as a calming method or else I'll go crazy I'm highly addicted to it been doing it 8 years & I'm not really proud of it I've slowly been trying to reduce the cuts to a couple cuts every few months but I use to do it everyday. If anyone is having a hard time getting through this...
    SuicideMascara SuicideMascara 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    I do cut myself. Not

    for the thrill. Not because I want attention. But because it makes me feel somewhat human I guess. It's kind of hard to explain. My mother and other people look to me like I am a gross monstrosity, like I'm an illness or something. I dont know something like that I guess. When I...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    To Everyone Whos Cuts And Or Battles Depression. ≪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 2 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    My habit began early on in middle school.

    I had accidentally cut myself at first, just one of those freak accidents. It took my emotional pain away... I was able to focus on hiding the accidental cut so that no one would think I did it on purpose. It went unnoticed. I figured that I could get an emotional release and...
    HardTimesOfTristen HardTimesOfTristen 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    I started cutting myself a couple months ago

    and I know that it is crazy to do but it just feels so good and is such a release for all of the depression and bullshit I don't want to feel. I know I am addicted to it but its the one thing that actually makes me feel anything besides sadness anymore, I honestly do not know if...
    fantasynerd fantasynerd 18-21, M Jun 19, 2014

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    I'm not really good at cutting.

    I prefer to burn myself. But I do cut and recently I've been at it. My aunt stole my razor blade though and I couldn't sneak a knife into my room so I was left with this needle. It's large and kind of sharp. I could barely get it to scratch the surface of my skin and it made me...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M Nov 30, 2014

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    I want my blade again **** it im over fucken

    crying everyday all day over nothing!
    ToriJustTori ToriJustTori 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I started again. It's been at least six years,

    I think, since I cut last. And I've been trying REALLY hard lately, to not cut. But I keep seeing it in my head. It's always there. And I try and push it away, but I can't. And then me wanting to hurt myself just gets ridiculous. Pictures of me wanting to burn myself on the...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    I cut yesterday on Thanksgiving.

    I am sorta anorexic so i dont like to eat alot. Only when i feel hungry, so like 2 times a day i will eat something small. But being around (No offence) fat people who love to stuff themselves made me feel soo sick. I diddnt even eat that much because i just couldn't stand...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    I Cut To Forget All The Other Pain

    I haven`t done it in a long time. I started up again a couple of weeks ago. I cut to numb the pain of what`s going on in my life. I know that there are other ways to deal with the stresses of everyday life. Not many people outside of my immediate family know that I do this. I`m...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F Jan 16

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    icantstop29 icantstop29 26-30, F Nov 25, 2014

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    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F Dec 8, 2014

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    It Just Feels So Good

    i started cutting in 2006. life was spiralling downhill and i was depressed to say the least. i had no intention of commiting suicide at the time. i was just hurting so bad on the inside for so long that it started to feel like i was hurting over nothing. i just wanted to give...
    suey suey 19-21, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    I was 4 days clean and I just did it.

    I don't even know why, literally nothing happened to me. I just saw my blades and felt the urge. I feel like I've wasted my guys time, he has listened to me crying for hours to try to get me to stop and I just let him down. And myself. And everyone. I feel like such a failure, I...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    I have been a cutter

    for almost six years. I haven't cut in like two months. I wanna cut and or hurt myself so bad.
    thejoker94 thejoker94 18-21, F Sep 18, 2014

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    I'm a teenage stressed out from school

    and among other things and I haven't cut myself in 3 years since freshman year, now a junior. However, every time, one little thing happens, I begin to shut down and those feelings come back. I haven't done it for so long, I'm not about to start now. Those scars are a constant...
    Gemini0619 Gemini0619 22-25, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Why Cant I Just Stop??

    Today, I cut myself. Again. After I swore to my family and myself that I would not ever do it again. I am probably the youngest person on here. Im 14. Everyone keeps telling me, begging me to stop and it hurts me to see them so hurt by my actions. But the thing is, I CANT stop. I...
    ifeelsoalone ifeelsoalone 16-17, F 46 Responses May 19, 2007

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    I started cutting it 7th grade

    and still do today I've cut on my legs and arms my side and sometimes on my chest at first it was painful but doing it over and over it started to get less painful I've also cut my fingers. Anywhere there's a vein
    cuttingsince7thgrade cuttingsince7thgrade 18-21, F May 24, 2014

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    I found a way to have the same amount of pain

    and it's nearly invisible. And it last longer because you can keep digging in the same spot. You make a blister on your hand and peel away the skin and when you get mad you push your nail into it and it hurts like a *****.
    wolfieblue wolfieblue 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    My Family Makes Me Cut Myself.

    Less than a year ago i thought cutting was the stupidest thing. One of my best friends did it. I asked her why and she said it helps her cope with her pain... So one day, my dad said awful things to me. Thing a father should NEVER say to his child. I went to my room and grabbed a...
    buriedlifefan04 buriedlifefan04 13-15 1 Response Aug 23, 2011

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    My School Found Out..

    Litterally 3 days before school ended one of my teachers saw and contacted the psyciatrist to come and talk to me. I was entirely lying to her. I told her it was the first time (LIE) and I told her that it was a one time thing and I told her that is was only because I was...
    lonelyxsoul lonelyxsoul 18-21, F 5 Responses