I Don't See The Harm In Hurting Myself

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    Harming Yourself

    The bad thing is that people don't understand. There's such a stigma around this and it's quite unfortunate. Yes it is bad that people SH, but it's also bad that people smoke or drink. We ALL have coping mechanisms. Whether it's exercise, getting drunk or SH. It's all the same...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    Quite Frankly,

    I think it does me more good then bad. I see the scars and don't see anything wrong with it. It helps me more then anything can. I've tried talking about my feelings but its impossible for me to put them into words. When I can put it into words I can remember them through my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 30, 2010

    I Contradict Myself.

    I don't want to cut. I don't want to cause harm to myself. But I can't help it. It makes me feel so much better. Why, idk, but I do. I try to help anyone I can to stop, if they want help. But I don't want to help myself. Its weird.. :/ is there anyone else that feels like I do?
    RaisingHell15 RaisingHell15
    13-15, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2010

    " I Don't See The Harm In Hurting Myself"

    I don’t see the Harm in hurting myself at all. I mean everyone is against it, and I don’t know why, its not like I am hurting anyone else, I am hurting myself, its not like I am cutting someone else, or am burning someone else, I am doing it to me, my body, and last...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2010

    Safe

    i am so sick of being told about danger. i can protect myself.if harm comes to me i will get over it.i have been through it all. i am not going to live in fear.i am going to smile lift my head up high and do what ever i want.i no longer care.if i am having fun then alls good.if...
    freeangel freeangel
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2010

    Something I Can Feel Physically

    So I guess to start by seeing yourself in the full length mirror in front of you with your reflection looking right back you. You wonder who the being is that is slumped shoulders over feet looking into your eyes are. You recognise the figure, the torments that it's been through...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo
    22-25, F
    Jan 27, 2011

    I'ts My Body And My Fricken Life Ok...

     i still self harm its not something I can just stop and get over it, but I do it in other ways were its less agressive and doesnt leave a scar just a bruised for a while...its my body and I know just how far to hurt and to cut myself without making it where i am in...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 16, 2010

    I'm Not Emo, I Swear!

    My philosophy is that one can do whatever he or she likes to their own body, so long as they don't harm others in the process.
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    Write It On My Skin.

    Carving, scratching, branding, burning, cutting. Whatever you do, I don't understand what's wrong with it. If you feel the need to, Then do it. It's your body. I do it. I'm addicted, if that's even possible.  I'm not attempting to kill myself. As long as it's not for...
    Hopeless0Nerd Hopeless0Nerd
    16-17, F
    Jun 7, 2010

    Safe

    i am so sick of being told about danger. i can protect myself.if harm comes to me i will get over it.i have been through it all. i am not going to live in fear.i am going to smile lift my head up high and do what ever i want.i no longer care.if i am having fun then alls good.if...
    freeangel freeangel
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2010

    Don't Get It.

    My body, my pain, my choice, let me live. This is the only way I feel anything else besides sadness. And it's not something I want to give up. let me hurt myself whatever the way. Please, what's the big deal? I'm nothing special. I understand, everyone's special. but honest to...
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2010

    Let Me Do What I Want.

    I don't see the harm in hurting myself.  If it's my body, I should be able to do what I please to it. I don't think that people should care so much. Cutting releases a lot of my emotions that I can't release by other means. I think that more people need to realize that...
    lyssrn89 lyssrn89
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

    It's Really None Of Your Business

    People get really worked up and bent out of shape about self harm. Yes, I know it's not the best way to deal with life and yes, I would like to stop eventually but I don't see how any of this affects you. If I was doing harm to others I would completely understand the problem...
    sezziy sezziy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2010

    "Go Cut Yourself"

    last winter i relapsed after being clean for 2 years, it was really bad and i just can't stop. yesterday i met an old friend from school. we meet often but we're not close and we don't talk much. he always makes fun of me and stuff but he doesn't mean it. he has no clue of what i...
    sykesquinnfuentes sykesquinnfuentes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    Nope Not At All

    I hurt myself and I'm honest about it. There are so many ways to harm or damage oneself and you can be very inventive about it if you try hard enough. The less obvious the easier it is to conceal. People tend to get upset when I admit to the things I do to myself, they say it's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 21, 2012

    Written, Because Of You.

    This will probably sound contradicting to those who have never self-harmed, but cutting, burning, etc. makes me feel good. I think that the physical pain of it distracts from my mental/emotional pain, and in some ways, that can be addictive. When I cut/burn, it's all I am able to...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

    Hypocrite! I Know.

    I like cutting myself. I just do. I don't want to get better. But if it's anyone else I'm right there tryin to save the day. I guess I just feel like I deserve to hurt myself and wallow in my misery. I just don't want anyone else to suffer. O.o
    Serabi Serabi
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Jan 5, 2011
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