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I Cut Myself

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    I cut myself using a bobby pin

    that is very sharp, but I want to draw blood. I don't have anything sharper,😩
    afterlife02 afterlife02 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    I've been clean from cutting myself

    for a couple of years, but I still have the urge to cut. I still want to feel the blood run down my arm and feel happy. It scares me to still have these urges even though I have not cut in so long.
    Apelvt Apelvt 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Confessions

    (this might be long and boring being I have a few things on my mind right now (and my english might be a little fishy at times, sry) I just cut myself again, after swearing to myself that I wouldn't. I just can't stop. Well.. sometimes it can be enough to just press the knife to...
    thomasis thomasis 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 15, 2007

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    Back to Day 1. I wonder

    if I'll ever maintain a 5 month streak again. Perhaps. But at this rate, it seems doubtful.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F 1 Response May 31

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    after almost one year of hand free from cutting

    , i cut myself ,, now i hate myself so much , i promised a lot of people that i am not gonna , but i did it :'( ,, og God forgive me forgive me my friends ,, i let u guys down :'(
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Day 1. Again. Too bad I haven't had a heart

    attack and died or something. Then I wouldn't be a burden on anyone ever again. Oh, well. One can hope.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jul 15

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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 cut myself, but not

    as bad as I used to, it used to be so bad that my wrists would bleed non stop for 5 to 10 minutes.
    jordanwillis480 jordanwillis480 26-30, M Jun 9

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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 66-70 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    2 times this week...when did i get this weak?

    i was over a year clean... oh well, no regrets..
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    No Title

    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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    Cut And Bleed. (possibly Trigerring)

    I don't cut myself anymore but I DO still have urges I just couldn't find a current group I have that this would fit under. this is what cutting is for me.  I feel the urge to cut my skin and let the blood flow and as I watch a calmness and state, of focus allows me...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    We'Re Not Attention Seeke

    I cut earlier today and then my best friend invited me to hang out. So I went over to her house and then she starts talking to me about how she doesn't like people who cut and that she thinks they are attention seekers and I have to agree with her. It's a good thing I wore a...
    flippersteen flippersteen 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    its hard when youre trying to keep in control,

    because you want to give in to the relief but it can be done. YOU control you, not the blade.
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F May 26

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    So i spend most it not all of my time alone

    outside of work. Tonight instead of talking with my razor i figured i would try something new. Nevertheless i will end the night by giving up again but maybe this will help. Seems like everywhere i go in rl or online i just get shot down and called a coward or attention seeker...
    alwaysalonewithmythoughts alwaysalonewithmythoughts 22-25, M Jun 28

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    I really really want to.

    I want the outside to match the inside.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I've tried so hard to stop.

    I've spent so many nights sitting around, holding the razor blade debating on whether or not to do it. I dont do it because I hate myself. I dont do it because Im suicidal. After years of cutting, it's become something I want to do. Sounds crazy, I know. I feel better when I do...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Happened again. Yeesh.

    Maybe I'll at least be healed by graduation. I can hope.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F May 26

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    I thought I could last longer

    than this. oh, well. I'm a disappointment to everyone else. Why not be one to myself?
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jul 1

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    2 nights ago was probably the worst I've ever

    cut myself.There was so much blood....And now that I'm running out of room on the part of my wrist beneath my bracelets, I've been considering cutting on my leg as well. Oh, dear. I'm just not getting any better. Perhaps one day, I will. I can only pray to God that I will.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jun 2

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    I Know A Lot Of People Say They Cut Because They Feel Numb.

    But I think i'm the opposite. I don't cut because I can't feel anything, I do it because everything feels too much. Sometimes all my feelings are just completely overwhelming and all i want to do is STOP feeling them. I feel all these horrible thoughts about myself and my...
    Layka Layka 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2007

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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 Jul 8, 2012

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    Well, so much for my 12 day streak.

    So much for staying clean until graduation. Time to start over. Day one begins again.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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    I made it 14 days. 14 whole days.

    And I broke. Maybe I can make 14 days again. Maybe even longer. It's hope, at least.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jun 29

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    One week. I made it one week.

    Maybe I can make it longer this time. Maybe.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jul 12

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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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    Again. At least I could hold off

    for one day. It's a little progress. Little, but still progress.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jun 12

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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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    One of My Ways to Cope With Depression

    depression has linked to most of my stories, neway.. i started to cut myself abou 3weeks ago, i found it was my only way to cope with depression instead of drinkin or smoking. As smoking and drinkin can be life threatening but superficial cuts are not. I cut my wrists a few...
    xXmissyXx xXmissyXx 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2007

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    Today was hard I force myself to be this person

    everyone expects me to be I went out saw people got drunk but the feeling on the inside is still the same. I smiled whipped my hair back and acted like I was on top of the world now I sit in a corner with my burning right arm I don't think its an addiction its just a feeling...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F May 20

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    The thing is, is that I hate myself

    and that's why I cut but then when i cut I hate myself even more because I don't have a good reason and I don't have a right to do it. Another thing is that I can't even use a ******* razor, I use a dull pair of scissors because I am weak.
    Ilovelarry8 Ilovelarry8 22-25, T Jul 15

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    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Jun 11

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    Nobody Knows

    I live alone, I work in an ER where I see SI's all the time, My family live minutes from me and its weird how know ones. Sometimes I want blurt out to a nurse in the room "I am a cutter!" but then I know I'll have to stop. Anything can trigger it. If someone doesn't...
    AlwaysHavingIssues AlwaysHavingIssues 22-25, F 20 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    I used to cut myself.

    ..mostly during my past hospitalization. I'm okay now..I got through it. And hopefully my scars will eventually heal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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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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    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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    Back to Day 1 again. I made it 14 days before.

    Not sure how, but I know I can do it again (I think).
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Barely even 2 days later,

    and it happens again. Wonderful.
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F May 25

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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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    When out with a friend today

    and we saw a guy with scars up his arms. She made a comment about how she didn't think people like him would do that and called him emo (I hate that word and it makes me instantly angry). I just brushed it off because I don't like the subject. She knew about me cutting myself in...