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I Hurt Myself

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    Don't Ever Start Self Harming.

    I self harm. I started scratching when I got upset one day, and I started cutting deeper and deeper the more upset I got. I now leave scars on my arms and I think I'm addicted. It makes me feel better, which is why I do it, but I know I should stop. It's ridiculous. I actually...
    Christineb90 Christineb90 13-15, F Nov 13, 2011

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    Bang, Bang

    I have never been into seeing my own blood, but I do try to control the pain of Bipolar with physical pain. In high school I used the cold of winter to hurt myself. I got frost bite more than once. I have done other things too, but now it is all about head banging. I know I have...
    obleena1963 obleena1963 46-50, F Nov 2, 2010

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    I don't hurt myself,

    but I feel guilty when I hear how hard some people have had it in comparison to me. I wish all that hurt themselves will work through it
    sharnold1914 sharnold1914 18-21, M Jun 4

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    I use razorblades to hurt myself,

    'cause, sometimes, I'm so sad I'm in real pain. I have scars all over my wrists, so I'm always wearing a hoodie or jacket. I live in one of the few cold cities there are in Brazil. The thing is I was born in Rio de Janeiro, which is really hot. So everytime I go home, it's a...
    mymasochismtango mymasochismtango 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Hurting

    Hi,  I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia.  I have been known to hurt my self in anger at people or at myself and to stop the voices that I hear.  I am getting help and learning to stop this.  But I have done this for years.  I hit myself and bite my hands.  I also pull...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    Hurt Myself.... Sorta.

    I only hurt myself sorta, mostly because i know i don't like to do permanent damage to myself. Like when i get angry i might hammer my fist into a closet door or kick over a trashcan, bang my head against a door or a wall or something like that. For the most part when i hurt...
    Retrobeat Retrobeat 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Smart Enough To Be Dangerous

    I lost my marriage a little bit ago. My family, Lord love them, started smothering me emotionally. I wanted to feel pain, I wanted to punish myself for being a loser who couldn't even keep his marriage together. Every time I'd go to do something, there was my family. But I don't...
    wilstanton wilstanton 36-40, M Sep 6, 2013

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    Really Wanna Give Up

    I'm really close to giving up and just saying screw everything. Nothing seems to go right anymore. Nothing seems worth it right now. And I don't think anybody understands where I'm coming from
    animalwatcher22 animalwatcher22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    I hurt myself today, To see

    if I still feel. I focus on the pain. The only thing that's real. The needle tears a hole, The old familiar sting. Try to kill it all away, But I remember everything. What have I become, My sweetest friend? Everyone I know, Goes away in the end. You could have it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 15

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    A Belt

    My mother yells a lot. Sometimes I wonder if she realizes what she is yelling. She'll call me stupid and useless when she's angry and I just sit there with a blank expression. I call it freeze mode: the moments when I'm so consumed with emotion and thought that I can't move. I'm...
    16Sins 16Sins 16-17, F Jun 26, 2013

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    Atonement . . .

    When you make amends there are easy times. Times where you know you have wronged someone. Whether or not you did it on purpose does not matter. I have been hiding behind the fact I did something good for her, but it pushed her to hate me. All she wanted was to love . . . and...
    worknplayhard13 worknplayhard13 36-40, M Nov 9, 2012

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    Why Am I Honest

    I hate admitting that I hurt myself. i like to keep it secret because I feel like pain is a gift that I can give myself. Its mine and no one can take that from me. I can starve myself untill my stomach hurts, hold my breath to feel the pain, shower in water thats hot so...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Left Hand Booooo

    yesterday i woke up with a little pain on my left hand, but today it aches!! it hurts soo much i cant make a fist, omgg its in pain i Dont know why though, i slept well but my hand hurts lol..and i dont do anything out of the ORDINARY while i sleep so yeah Argh!! PAIN!
    SourLove SourLove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2007

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    dear future cutter:

    This is a letter/poem that I found on the internet one day. I myself can relate to this letter & hope that it is not to late for many of you... "WARNING - Before you make that first cut remember: You will enjoy this. You will find the blood and pain release...
    Bellz182 Bellz182 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Back To Day.....0?

    Here I am again.... Back to day zero! Seems like I just can't do it.... Seems like I will never be able to do this..... Standing alone, fighting alone, failing....Alone....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7, 2010

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    Today...i Did It...again

    i cant help it i injoy the felling i dont do it in anger..well no often only sometimes in selfanger...or hate...but most of the tiem cus of pleshur in seeing blood..or the pain...even the scars ,scaps or cuts what they look like...today i cut into bot sides of my mouth and acrost...
    Ingramlea Ingramlea 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    All the Time

    Every day i hurt myself in some way. I guess it may be unintentional. I just do stupid things that i know will hurt. For example i was just using these teeth cleaning pics. I kept on using it even though it hurt. i just had to keep stabbing at my gums. I could not stop until it...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    I think i might have bandaged my arm a little

    to tight but, i dont feel the pain,
    ClockworkTimesUp ClockworkTimesUp 13-15, F Sep 23

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    And I Was Doing So Well..

    I went two months without hurting myself. I had been cutting since I was 11 now I'm 18. Last night I realized that I haven't felt alive since I stopped cutting. I was a zombie. I couldn't smile if I tried, I couldn't cry. I was numb. Releasing the pain was the only way to be...
    6Miss6Mae6 6Miss6Mae6 18-21 6 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    I hurt myself again. After several years,

    I hurt myself again. I chose to hurt myself rather than hurt others. Everything is coming back to me. The pain, agony, self-pity and worthlessness are now creeping back and ready to swallow me. There is no one to blame but myself. This is the path I have chosen that's why I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Cuts

    I never thought I'd be the one to hurt myself like this. Now it's almost an addiction. Like I have to take that blade and slide it across my skin multiple times. Watch the blood come out, like you're releasing all of the demons out of your soul. Feeling that physical pain instead...
    Emmawendy Emmawendy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    A provocative sickness flows Through my

    veins Trying to coax my demons out Until I relapse and succumb Back into my old ways
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Just To Get It Out

    You can look at my confessions for more background on this story. I like girls and I like boys. There I said it. No hate comments please. I haven't gotten on this website in a while but recently I just go tback on cus I need help. There is a hurt in my chest where my heart is. I...
    homeygirl homeygirl 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    It's always while crying about being ugly,

    dumb, lonely, and without friends when I need something to clear my head again, find back to reality. I use a needle or a pair if scissors to scratch myself, and it is relieving to let the tears fall and the pain make the fog in my head disappear, clear and sharp. I know it is...
    pianobookme pianobookme 13-15, F Feb 21

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    A Hammer

    for the past four years i have used a hammer to hit myself. i have caused enough damage to my knee that i have had numerous mri's and gone to physical therapy. can people really not figure out what happened? i think it is easy, but whatever. i have tried cutting, but hitting...
    iamfine iamfine 22-25 6 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    elephant17 elephant17 18-21, F May 20

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    I Can't Sleep.

    Curled up. Trying not to wake my roommate. But I'm breaking. Shaking. It's too much. I want to scream. Or run away. Drowning, lungs hindered by attempts to stifle the cloudburst. Like the ocean is in my throat. Wrapped around my tongue. Mind is foggy. And my spine is...
    mirrorscantlie mirrorscantlie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Most people wouldn't understand

    and I don't expect you too. No one knows I hurt myself not even my closest friends, I only punch myself in the ribs and punch walls and throw myself against anything that can hurt me very well, I don't cut cause I don't want any marks on body so people can know that I hurt...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I hate myself I think I was a mistake.

    I tried to commit suicide. I feel like everything is my fault.
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It Was Really Weird...

    Cuz I did it for the first time last night. I was on the phone with my bf and I hurt his feelings really bad... I was so ashamed of myself and I still am. I have a tendancy to mentally beat myself up for everything I do wrong... and since it was the first time I...
    Azurehearts Azurehearts 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9, 2009

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    I Want Attention Now

    I get the urges to cut myself and end up seriously messing up my arm. But just resently I got the thought that I probably do it for attention, which I know is the stupidest ******* thing ever. And worst of all I don’t any attention at all. But, I still can't stop, because I...
    EverLoner EverLoner 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    Physical Pain To Replace The Mental Pain

    i don't have anything to do it with right now. my siblings are down stairs my parents are upstairs and there's nothing in the basement for me ... i have no more pills and losing everything slowly. what can i do now.i can't help think i deserve it. its the only way to do things...
    Anicia47 Anicia47 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    It's been a while since I last posted in here,

    things have changed. My H now knows that I have had an affair this year, he knows it was with an ex who lives nowhere near here. I know I've hurt him very badly. The affair is most definitely over, during the time we spent together & since it ended I have got to know my OM...
    yespleaseMrDarcy yespleaseMrDarcy 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    It's Good For Me

    Here I go again, hurting myself. To me though, it's not pain. It's release. From all the anxiety and stress that has built up, cutting feels great. The longest I went without cutting is two weeks. So great. Then, all fell down. There is only One person that knows I cut, but he...
    Hopeless0Nerd Hopeless0Nerd 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

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    I hurt myself because it feels good to me

    and me and my best friend Alpha will continue to hurt other people see I like to make people feel my pain and my hurt that's why I hurt others and that is why I hurt myself me and Alpha do not like people who try and make fun of us oh yeah and Alpha is my inner Beast
    dangerousperson dangerousperson 26-30, M Sep 1

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    Purification Through Pain

    Purify : to be free from guilt or evil. First, try to understand what I say and feel. Do not try to "correct" me or "save" me. If you can't understand what I feel, how can you help me. If you understand, then there is no need to help me. When I was in High School, I was a...
    worknplayhard13 worknplayhard13 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    A couple of years ago,

    I was helping my mom make dinner cutting up vegetables. I accidentally stabbed myself in the nose, because I was holding a big sharp knife and trying to scratch my head. I ran into the shower and a crap ton of blood flower out. It didn't hurt as much as I expected, and it didn't...
    Gerop Gerop 13-15, M Apr 15

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    Useless

    Whenever I was blamed for no reason, I bit my hand really hard or punch a wall. Next time, I'll think a mirror would be a better option. I've tried using the knife but I was so scared to hurt myself. I end up not using it and just punch more wall. I also feel like crying but I...
    Taskete Taskete 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Hurting Myself

    I haven't been cutting for long. Just a few months... maybe four? But today I told someone for the first time. She's been bugging me since Saturday because I skipped out on the dance and called her to asks where she was. She didn't answer, but when she called back I was already...
    whynotxx whynotxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Food

    I have a hard time helping myself. I can't seem to stop hurting myself, but I don't know why. I don't cut myself, and I don't **** myself up with alcohol or anything deemed "serious", but I still hurt myself. I take out my unhappiness on myself. I can't stop...
    cbwb cbwb 22-25 Sep 11, 2009

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    Scratching

    I feel very bad that I hurt myself. I still couldn't believe that I have reached such a stage. I have only started hurting myself this year. It's only when I couldn't bear the pain inside me that I turn to making really red scratches on my left wrist. It dulls the emotional pain...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    What Went Wrong?

    This is the first time I've shared anything on this website so forgive me if it comes out really crappy...... My life is..................... good. My family cares about me. I have friends that are there for me. My family is middle class, so we're not stuck-up but we're not...
    homeygirl homeygirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I hurt my hand. I jerked it back then it made

    pop sound and felt weird now it's like a pinching pain from the nuckle of my pinky to my wrist and I can't straighten it. No discoloration though and it doesn't look but maybe a little swollen? Any ideas?
    Spideygirl96 Spideygirl96 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Urges

    I get the urges to self harm almost constantly now. They get so strong sometimes I have to give in to them after fighting them for so long. They just seem to get stronger and stronger and it doesn't make sense. I wish something in my life would make sense. I have almost no...
    animalwatcher22 animalwatcher22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2013

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    I Am The Victim And The Abuser.

    I have realized that there are more ways you can hurt yourself other than cutting.... Sometimes I am so angry with myself , so abusive and horrible that it doesnt seem like me. I feel crazy sometimes. Its strange I am such a nice person, very sweet and gentle, and accepting of...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am a stuntman and am pursuing a career in it it's like an inner obsession to be a thrill junkie and hurt myself (not on purpose)! Idk why I just do
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Sep 21

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    I just don't want to bother anyone. I don't want to upset anyone but that's all I seem to be good for. I deserve to hurt emotionally and physically. I want it, because it's what...
    Incogneato555 Incogneato555 16-17, F Sep 25

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Never have I thought of killing myself or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I want to so badly. I haven't in a decent while and I won't do it too much or too deep. My girlfriend doesn't want me to do it but it makes me feel better, I can only hurt myself...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I'm three weeks clean..that's the longest I've ever gone, but your body knows what it needs and I need to hurt myself so badly, maybe I can just 'accidentally' fall off of a cliff...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 7 Responses Sep 27

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    1 I think I am bi I am attracted togirls and boys 2 I cut 3 I am a pro Ana 4 I want to die 5 I hate my self 6 I want to get a tattoo 7 I wove book like wove them 8 I like...
    nimy29 nimy29 13-15, F 2 days ago

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