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I Overcame Self Injury

This is a group primarily for those who have overcome self injury, including cutting, burning, scratching, and another other forms of self harm. Those trying to overcome self injury are welcome! 776 People

    But I still have the urge to do it.

    I stopped cutting but replaced it with something else instead. I bite and chafe at the insides of my cheeks and lips. Badly. I've also developed the horrid habit of peeling the skin around my fingers--not to the point where there's blood but where I can see a fresh layer of live...
    skinnypsycho skinnypsycho 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I am now 17 years old.

    My parents have been divorced for four yers now. I have one brother who is a failure in life. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in fifth grade. I wAs a completely messed up child I had gotten suspended over 20 times In middle school and over 50 detentions. My life was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9

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    Proud To Say

    This past September, it has been 3 years since the last time I cut myself. It has been hard as hell, I think about it all the time. Every time I look at my arms, my thighs, all I see are my scars. I wonder if that is all some people see when they look at me. Sometimes I want to...
    nobodysdaughter7 nobodysdaughter7 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    It was difficult, and I've still got my scars

    but I did it. It's not worth it to give yourselves bad memories, and that's what my scars do.. It's just something I've gotta live with. I'm proud of myself and I don't plan on ever going back
    Shevrol3t Shevrol3t 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I am coming to it....

    . I still have my moments when i feel the urge to cut or to scratch my skin off (i used to do it. It was easier to explain.) But i know how to control myself I still have scars. I used to mutilate my hands by putting salt on my wounds......... hm yeah I wanted to say that those...
    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle 16-17 1 Response Apr 8

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    jnenifer jnenifer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    There Is A Light At The End Of This Tunnel

    My mother recently gave me this necklace she saw while she was in Toronto during a four day conference trip. It is this beautiful silver necklace with individual silver beads with one small snail shell in the middle. and she told me the moment she saw it she new it was perfect...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I have freinds who cut

    and I need help with how to handle it I myself don't cut but I've had thoughts but I need help
    zootnthor zootnthor 26-30, M Mar 10

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    j24800 j24800 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    You don't know how alike you are with a

    acquittance or friend until you see a familiar red line on their wrist or leg - or that dull scar that you can see in a certain light. I stared self harming in September of 2013 and I quit February 2014. The reason I cut was because of various arguments with my parents and the...
    mexuuuu mexuuuu 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    It was hard but I stopped I think about going

    back to it everyday but I don't I'm better than that
    jovanwilliams jovanwilliams 13-15, M Jan 26

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    My Best Friend Saved My Life.

    If you ask my family, they will all tell you that I was the happiest child, always smiling, laughing. I didn't have any problems, I wasn't moody or prone to tantrums. And then, suddenly, something changed. It was almost over night. I felt like there was something wrong with me. I...
    westwon45 westwon45 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    I learned to understand

    why I was cutting and I learned to recognise when I was likely to do it. I gave myself backup plans of other things to do and I told people about it. Give yourself a way out. You can do this.
    onevoiceo onevoiceo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    I tear my heart open,

    I sew myself shut I let everyone and anyone in. I can’t say no, can’t stop myself from caring. I want to, god how I want to, but I can’t. You look at me and I’m fine. You talk to me and realize I’m the opposite. I smile but I frown. It hurts to be me; it...
    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I Don't Have Any Facts For You..

    I don't remember the first time I cut, or when it was. I also don't remember when I stopped exactly. I think it's June 10th 2007, but I'm not exactly sure. I also don't know, how long I did it. It must be somewhat around 3 or 4 years. Sometimes I cut every day, sometimes I cut...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    I feel like it will never get better.

    .like the more I try to stop..the more I keep doing it. And the guy that helped me stop was also the reason I started again. I feel like sometimes just ending it will make the pain go away.
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    gugulove26 gugulove26 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    It's been six months,

    and I haven't cut myself or considered doing so!
    xoxosabrinaxoxo xoxosabrinaxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I am now 17 years old.

    My parents have been divorced for four yers now. I have one brother who is a failure in life. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in fifth grade. I wAs a completely messed up child I had gotten suspended over 20 times In middle school and over 50 detentions. My life was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9

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    ... Ever since someone very close died to me,

    I used to cut myself to deal with the pain. I usually bottle up my emotions but it all became too much and I broke. I ended up in the hospital twice for blood loss and since then, I have never cut myself. She wouldn't want to see me in all of that anguish so I stopped for her...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F Mar 16

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    Two months since I've cut

    and I've never felt better. I cover up the scars but their fading and I can't wait til they're mostly gone. I am so grateful that I've been able to overcome and I will never cut again. There are so many other ways to cope, please feel free to message me if you need help.
    pepperred17 pepperred17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I started cutting my freshman year of high

    school, in a crowded student center, unnoticed. At the time, my boyfriend had let me down. It was such a SMALL thing, but it got to me. I turned to God, but then I would slip up again. This small thing spiraled into an addiction. Months later, he broke up with me. Yes, I was...
    thecellist thecellist 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I was a cutter for several years

    and I haven't done it In 5-6 years. I hid it for a long time and it was one of the hardest things to overcome. It was my escape from reality and it helped me cope. But no matter how many times I cut I eventually had to snap back into reality and my problems were still there. By...
    kbg1992 kbg1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    If I Can Do It, Anyone Can...

    ***Caution, May Trigger*** I began to cut when I was in 8th grade.  The first time was with a piece of broken glass from a picture frame.  I had been suffering from depression for a few years and just needed a release. It wasn't long before cutting became just another...
    AmILovely AmILovely 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    My story can be quite a long one,

    but to sum it up semi-quickly I had started cutting myself on my 16th birthday. I truly can't remember what had caused me to start, I just know that I had struggled with depression, anxiety, self loathing issues...etc. for years before I ever cut. But for some reason that day...
    LostInALife LostInALife 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's been about a month

    since the last time I self harmed and I never would have thought I would be the person so proud of only one month but then again I never knew I would ever self harm. Well life is getting way better because guess what!? I got rid of the bad people in my life, I have a new mind...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    The Inury Has Stopped, The Urge Continues...

    Just for warning, my story get's kind of detailed and morbid, my apologies... I have been cutting myself for almost two years. At first they were shallow and small, but they got worse in time. My cutting was more planned than spontaneous at first, I had supplies nearby to...
    kateegirl kateegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17, 2012

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    At some of my worst moments struggling with

    clinical depression I admit the act of self-injury entered the picture. It was confusing and frightening and yet I believe it saved my life. I read about it in an effort to understand. I had no control over it; the compulsion was so strong. I realized immediately it was a means...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    The first time I ever cut myself I was 12

    and my second boyfriend broke up with me and broke my heart. I was so upset I wanted something to take me away from the emotional pain. I started using cutting as a escape for whenever I was upset. And if I said I didn't do it for attention, I'd be lying. I wanted him to see how...
    christinajoycee christinajoycee 18-21, F Jun 3

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    At The Age Of 10...

    I started cutting at the age of 10. No it wasnt for show, nor was it to get attention from anyone. I hid everything from everyone. My parents divorced when I was about 4 yrs old. I blamed it on my mom first, told her I hated her and that I rather go live with my dad. Then as I...
    AncientDream AncientDream 22-25, F Jan 2, 2013

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    So tonight is the night

    if no one helps me! Im killing my self im tired of all the BS im tired of everything i just want to sleep and never wake up again i wanna die i wanna give up im gonna loose this battle with blood dripping from my arms and legs the pills in my had the top around my neck and the...
    shannacobb2000 shannacobb2000 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    The Lost

    Six months ago I lost my close friend. He knew everything about me from how I thought, what I've done, and the family issues. I called him up on April 3rd, I wanted him to come over so I could get away from all the yelling going on. He got hit by an oncoming truck while crossing...
    K3ru54 K3ru54 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Why the hell does this urge keep coming back?

    Why can't it just leave! All I want to do is run that blade across my skin, feel it, see myself bleed. It sounds so sick and twisted, the thought alone is twisted...but I want to. I want it so bad, but I know I will let many people down if I give in to this temptation. I am...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Over Came Self Injury

    I was in the 5th grade and I was being bullied and I kept speaking up and speaking up and no one would listen so than I started cutting cause of bulling and finally I meet someone like me in high school and we kept each other from cutting we drew a butterfly on our arms and named...
    Vampiregirl123 Vampiregirl123 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I used to cut myself to

    where I have scars all over my arm and leg and was hospitalized for it . It's been 4 months and I haven't cut , even though it's hard and even though I want to , I won't let myself . ☺️
    summerbabe13 summerbabe13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Overcame

    I use to cut myself. I can remember my first cut and the feeling that came with it. I cut for about a year and I wanted to stop so badly! I decided to rest myself and see how long I could go without cutting. I rid of my blades so I wouldn't be tempted and I went day by day and it...
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Today is my four month mark of not cutting.

    Yet the thing is. I'm so close to cutting my self right now.
    idktatianna idktatianna 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I never thought I'd be able to overcome what

    was a near lifetime addiction for me. And though I'm still often tempted to cut, I realize that I don't need that fix anymore. I've got other things: friends, hobbies, fanfiction lol.
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F Jun 10

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    I've been there, and know how difficult a habit,

    an addiction, a NEED this can be... If you EVER need someone to talk to don't hesitate to write me!
    imaginativescreenname imaginativescreenname 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I use to cut and I feel

    so ashamed of it but now I'm not, my scars are going away and you can barely tell that I ever hurt myself but anyway I just want to let everyone know if they cut and are ashamed of that don't be, look at your scars as your battle scars their a part of you and since they are...
    griffin81602 griffin81602 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Why Did It Happen to Me

    I Was always the good girl in school, you know the bookworm that knew all the answers? well i thought i had something to look foward to, i was a 6th grader then, i thought it was going to be smooth sailing all through the rest of school, i was making A's and B's, then seventh...
    GothicAngel17 GothicAngel17 18-21 1 Response Dec 24, 2008

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    I Finally Did It

    so when I was in the 7th grade I started to judge myself and how I looked. it started with looking in the mirror and thinking of how fat I was, how ugly I was, and how dumb I was. it was February 12,2007. my parents were yelling at me because my grades were suffering so I decided...
    disney22 disney22 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Well the thing is...I still haven't overcome

    self harm. It's something that's so extremely hard to quit because it takes all the pain away. I used to cut way more often (seriously) but since I met my bf (in the profile pic) he's helped me so so much and even though I haven't overcome self harm I am so thankful he came into...
    Claudi1802 Claudi1802 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I haven't cut in over a year.

    the scars are almost faded. it was one of the hardest things I've ever done but so worth it
    footfungusfairy footfungusfairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I figured this is a good place to start my

    sharing. Lol It was a big part of my life. I'm not proud of it and it wasn't for attention. I didn't tell anyone until long after I had quit. Unfortunately it became a habit, it was my routine wake up, get through the day, cut, shower, sleep, and repeat. I did it because the...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I stopped cutting on Monday.

    ...Its really hard to stop thinking about it when people make fun of it.
    Renesmee9611 Renesmee9611 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Well I relapsed. Shocker.

    I haven't seen my therapist in 2 weeks going on 3 so that may contribute to it. I cut deeper than I've ever cut before. The bleeding took awhile to stop & I loved it. I'm convinced that I'll probably never get over it. It's probably just going to be with me forever. And I don't...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Need Help....

    I need help. I've been trying to stop from cutting and I've gone two weeks so far but it's getting harder to control the urges.... I have no support here by family or friends, and I have so much to lose now I'd I were to cut again....
    K3ru54 K3ru54 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    It's Not Worth It

    When I was 16 years old, I majorly struggled with self esteem issues and horrible anxiety. Half of the time my mom made me feel worthless, and I truly began to believe it. I don't remember exactly what made me so upset that particular day, or what made me turn to cutting, but I...
    PenelopeYates PenelopeYates 18-21 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    At job interviews I have to wear long sleeves,

    I don't like wearing eye catching bracelet or short shorts. When I was teen I made a lot of mistakes and one of them was self injury. Today I am ashamed of it. I cover it with make up but it doesn't last long. People do stare at them and I know they are wondering. I feel very...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Be Fake;;;its the New Trend.

    i started in 7th grade, as a something to keep my mind off the people i was destroying. such a selfish girl i was from there it progressed into something worse something more. i had eating disorders and absolutely no self preservation area in my brain. i did NOT care anymore. i...
    fallaway fallaway 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    What Have I Done?

    Locking myself in my room.. I lay on my bedMy head is pounding.. and it's hard to breatheThoughts are racing through my headI begin to fight with myselfWondering... should I or shouldn't I?My mind is telling me "do it.:I can't.. I'll let down so many peopleI give in.. I pick up...
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I've only cut for two days awhile ago.

    I've stopped for months. But I've been thinking about it a lot lately & I don't want to relaspe.
    averylynnx averylynnx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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