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I Have Cut Myself Before

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    I did it a few times.

    Once in a school bathroom. Mostly on my legs, because I got too scared that someone will notice if they were on my arms.
    Blehnah Blehnah 22-25, F Mar 22

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    Yeah not much but I have.

    The first time it was more of an accident. I had found my dad's secret stash of pocket knives. I took one and was playing with it and accidentally cut myself. I was in a relationship at the time btw. Anyways the second time and first time it was intentional I pressed it to the...
    summertimesadness16 summertimesadness16 22-25, F May 7, 2014

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    shibabe1996 shibabe1996 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    The cuts are on my ankle

    and foot anyone know how to hide them besides pants and socks
    torritaco torritaco 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    My Story

    So here's my story.  My name is Rob, I'm 19, and the last time I cut myself was about a month ago.  It was after I had felt like I had failed at trying to save a friendship that I had with my friend Ashley.  However after I cut myself she then came down to my dorm room to...
    SpeakOutMediaGroup SpeakOutMediaGroup 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    When I was 4 yrs. old,

    closing my grandpas pocket knife, to the bone. Damn that hurt later!!! What nut case does it on purpose? These are weird answers here!
    PaulBeach4 PaulBeach4 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I am both the victim

    and the abuser. they say blades are dangerous, my thoughts have hurt me more than blades ever could. I cut to feel, I to live, to breathe, to survive this awful world. I'm not hurting myself, I am trying to survive
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    With a crafting knife,

    during art class, while I was cutting card. Wasn't that deep, but I bled alright.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M May 6

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    Earlier this year, I became depressed.

    Well, I thought I was, because I thought my life sucked. I'll explain later. But I had learned my brother cut in seventh grade, and for some reason, I felt like it would help me. So I took a sharpener, and used a screwdriver to unscrew the blade off and used that. I never cut...
    PercyJacksonisAWESOME PercyJacksonisAWESOME 13-15, F Jun 7, 2014

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    It's been Almost 3 years

    since I started cutting myself I have been clean for a Month already and the Reason I started is cause people said that I deserved the Pain and Suffering that I go through and I Rrmember this One Person asking me why do I do it and I told her I deserve the Pain because I'm a Bad...
    LovelessMind LovelessMind 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I am now two months clean

    since i last cut. its been hard but its going to be ok
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    Tbh Like I cut a couple times.

    .... not a lot but then I found an outlet u know like for me it is friends and music... I'm kinda determined to help other ppl to find there outlet and stopping them from committing suicide and stuff so if u need to talk to me I'll try and b here
    invisiblegirlz invisiblegirlz 13-15, F Dec 15, 2014

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    I've cut before. But I'm going to stop.

    I've always known it would do nothing but hurt me more, no matter how good it felt. Even though I've always known I should stop, I've had a hard time letting go. But now I have resolved to never allow cutting to be an option. I will break free from it entirely and never go back...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I Hate It When...

    I ask seriously for help with my issues and people treat me like I'm stupid or make them into a joke or give me smart butt answers.
    Mkay2013 Mkay2013 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    I have done it few times

    for the common reasons 1-wanting to feel anything if that feeling is pain. 2- being angry at myself or others n it was my way of letting it out. I used to cut then it didn't do it for me plus I have a blood phobia so I turned to burning my self god how that felt so freaking good...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F May 6

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    It was all I knew for a long time.

    It was my only way to make it through rough times. The pain of dealing with what my best friend did. It wasn't easy, but it's possible to make it out of the pain. I deal with it differently now and all I have to deal with are the scars it's left behind. If anyone ever wants to...
    Monwell Monwell 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Vandium Vandium 13-15, F Feb 22

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    my scars are disappearing

    and its killing me
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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     This is my arm.

    Also have scars elsewhere. Im hoping ,that you whp are cutting, could see yourself as a valuable person and your life worth of trying. Scars you made follow you your entire life... and let me know, if I can be there for you , like listening or if you need vent or something. Just...
    Mindmorfin Mindmorfin 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I have done this numerous times.

    Always by accident.
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    This isn't something I'm proud of.

    But I don't regret it. It helped me get through hard times. I haven't cut for over a mouth. And I can't cut again. I'm not addicted. I started cause I wanted to help someone. But it's not their problem. It's mine. And so yeah, I have cut myself before so I know what it's like...
    skylerGrace skylerGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2014

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    was in a mental hospital

    for it and got a therapist (pretty stupid one) i was clean for 2 months, started again 2 days ago
    deaddreamergirl deaddreamergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I have cut myself before

    and i felt good. I am not proud but this is the truth. I am not a masochist. Deep inside of me there is a huge pain. When i cut myself i forget 'the' pain.
    michaniel michaniel 16-17, T Mar 22

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    Today I actually talked to the boy

    that I liked all year (although not anymore, for obvious reasons)... The one I knew since a couple weeks before my depression. The one who triggered the depression because I was stupid enough to get close to a person who is not only close minded, but also would never be able of...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

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    People at school saw my cuts

    and I'm scared for judge mental people
    torritaco torritaco 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I hate when people act like you can "just stop.

    " Self-injury is an addiction, you can't "just stop." Can people just up and decide to stop smoking or overdosing on drugs? No. It's a serious problem. If it's for attention, then why do we try so hardly to hide it? People who are talking about "those emo freaks that cut...
    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    I haven't cut for years

    and I still have scars but you have to look carefully at them to see them
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I haven't cut myself

    for three months but I can still see my scars, it triggers me sometimes but I know I shouldn't cut, but whenever I tell someone that they're like, stop cutting it isn't good for you just stop being depressed. Telling someone to stop being depressed isn't gonna help, if anything...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was clean from cutting

    for a year and a bit but then last week I went through a really bad fight and I cut again. Not deep at all. But in every day after that I craved cutting again. Even though we made up and everything's better. I can't stop seriously craving that feeling.
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I used to do it a lot.

    I stopped and remained clean for a few months. Then started, then stopped. It's been on and off. The past week or so, I've started back. More so in the last few days. Im in no way bragging; I just needed to tell someone. This website is for confessions and such, correct? I hate...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    So its been about a year of little on nd off

    cutting. So my cuts weren't deep they never have been Cos I can't get deep so its never to serious but now I'm doing it again is it wrong that I enjoy it? Last time it screwed over my life in year 10. Now I'm at college nd tbh it helps if I'm stressed or angry or anything really...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M Feb 16, 2014

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    I thought I didn't have anything else to do.

    I grabbed the blade and cut my thighs my wrists and anywhere else I could think of. I started and I couldn't stop. It's like something inside of me just came out and wanted me to hurt myself! I think it's better this way
    ErIng9971 ErIng9971 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I started when I was about 9.

    . I was diagnosed with major depression and it made me feel like I was a complete waste, and that since I have a problem that I shouldn't be alive... But I had this friend and his name was dexten... he saved me he met everything to me, we made a promise to each other that we...
    Smile6781 Smile6781 13-15, F Apr 22

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    My father and I got in to a fight

    and I felt so angry that I picked a piece of a razor blade and sliced my wrist. Not to kill my self( maybe).
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Mar 22

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    I am an artist in art school.

    With that comes figure drawing class (drawing nude models) it's one of my favorites. But today was so Uncomfortable for the first time. I had to draw a model with so many harsh scars in the same places I have cut myself. It was hard to even look at her with out imagining my own...
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F Mar 26

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    as a teenager...nothing special.

    though like every other teen, i was convinced no one else had felt what i felt.. i was in love but it was not returned. i didn't know how to face that. the one i cared and had been loyal too for quite some time had rejected me. i didn't know how to just move on. this built...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    it was a bad time in life,

    my parents were never home and i lived with my great grandmother, i cut my hands with a blade in my room
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 May 10

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    I was going through a very difficult time with

    my best friend. She was having issues with self-hatred and suicidal thoughts and attempts that I was there to see or hear about. I also hate myself and the fact I am antisocial and don't accept myself at all as a person. Cutting just seemed like the outlet to go to and I cute my...
    sociallyxawk sociallyxawk 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I like girls with scars

    and cuts. Don't know why, but I do. I used to cut
    fiendishcandy fiendishcandy 18-21, M Mar 22

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    New Developments..

    so i recently found out that my ex's parents are supporting him through this trialas i suspected.but his father is well aware of how abusive he can be,he hit his father while drunk one night and has been crazy drunk around him numerous times,it is such a tough spot to be in since...
    younggirllost younggirllost 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Yes, I Have Cut Myself

    I cut myself for the first time when I was really depressed. I later found out I had depression, but that's another story. I used a razor and cut myself on my upper arm about 3 times until it bled. I know it sounds weird, but it felt really good. All the pain I had went to my arm...
    BieberMammoth BieberMammoth 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    I really miss the times

    when my arms were clean with no trace of scars. To be honest it feels so good but so bad at the same time. I miss who I used to be. Now I'm just some stupid girl who has no friends.
    HiddenPain18 HiddenPain18 16-17, F Apr 27, 2014

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    It started when I was 12

    and then it went on till I was 16 I'm recoving from self harm I still have days where I really want to and it's hard not to but at lest I'm getting better
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F May 4

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    I haven't cut in a year

    and a half. My scars are massive and they'll never go away. I wish they would. At the time I was cutting I didn't care about the scars it would leave. I wasn't planning on living very much longer. But now I want them to go away. I still want to cut but I don't want permanent...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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