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I Cut Myself

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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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    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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    I really really want to.

    I want the outside to match the inside.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Dec 28, 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 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2007

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    I used to cut all the time.

    My boyfriend calls me stupid for it even though it was before I even knew him. He likes to judge my past though. He's a tattoo artist so now I have a sleeve on the arm I used to cut. I haven't felt this low in such a long time, but I'm seriously at a breaking point. I want to...
    marinadelmonroe marinadelmonroe 18-21, F Mar 14

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 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'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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    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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    icantstop29 icantstop29 26-30, F Nov 25, 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 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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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    I just can't handle this.

    It's too much.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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 Feb 24

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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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    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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    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 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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    I've always wanted to cut up my face

    so people will stop telling me I'm attractive it handsome. I don't have the balls for that though.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F Jan 16

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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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    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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    I really want to right now.

    I'll see how long I can go without giving in.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    Started cutting again didn't know what to do.

    So I decided to wake up this morning and get drunk with a friend who got back from the military. Been drunk all day went to class like this spent my day this way don't know what to do tmr when I wake up sober. How do I deal?
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F Mar 10

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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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    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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    I cut myself a lot I like to it calms me down

    but guys PLZ don't do it I've been doing it for almost a year now and I'm 12 almost 13 I hate myself and cutting is vary addicting so guys PLZ stop I'm always here for everyone love u all
    deadgirlcutter deadgirlcutter 18-21, F 5 days ago

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