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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! 717 People

    SIAD (self Injury Awarness Day)

    I do Believe it is on March 1st. I will be volunteering to self the ribons and possibly answer questions and interview peeps. I am feeling hyped and just want to remind everyone (if they want of course) to participate in any way they can. even if it means a si-er see's me...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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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 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 2 Responses 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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    How do you know when you overcome self injury?

    After a month clean? A year? Or maybe when you stop craving it? But if you cave after, let's say, a year, does that mean you are an ex-self harmer who had a relapse or does it mean that you are a self harmer who did not cut for a while? I have not self harmed in two months...
    sunny1818 sunny1818 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I struggled with self-injury

    for about 4 and a half years. I've been clean for almost 3 years now, and I'm here for anyone who needs to talk.
    meghanmedus meghanmedus 16-17, F Feb 14

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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 7 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I haven't cut since December

    but I'm really really wanting to. But I don't know that I shouldn't, so I want help. I go to Kaiser so I have insurance and stuff but how do I go about getting help? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Oh my god, I'm about to break,

    I just can't. I've already started to hyperventilate! I just need to cut. I have the razor right beside me, I really need help, right now. It's just over 2 months since a last cut, but I really can't, she's pushed me far, not too far but far. I can Bradley breath right now. I've...
    laurabirdyfly laurabirdyfly 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 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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    Stronger

    My earliest memory of self harm is at age 5. I say memory because my parents have known of my self harming since I was three years old, though I have no recollection of it. I have suffered from bipolar disorder my whole life and self harm had always been my escape from my various...
    KellinSkittles KellinSkittles 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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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 1 day ago

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    I hate to admit this,

    but at times I still struggle with this. I have not done this in a long time and I feel a lot of guilt about it. I hide it from everyone, so no one knows. I know I'm admitting to this on a "public" forum I guess because I get pre-occupied about thoughts of doing it again, and...
    ironmaidn13 ironmaidn13 41-45, F Jan 2

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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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    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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    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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    Its Not That Bad

    The first time I cut was in 7th grade. I had cut my ankle with my razor and when people asked about it I lied and said it was an accident. I felt terrible about it. After a year and a half of no cutting i started again. I cut two times a day for 5 days before I stopped. Then a...
    TheDarknessFeelsSoWrong TheDarknessFeelsSoWrong 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 had my battle and I've had my wars.

    But now I have many scars. They pain me everyday I dread seeing them
    Imdyingtobedead Imdyingtobedead 13-15, F Dec 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    When I'm in the shower I have hopes that

    if I scrub hard enough my scars will wash away...
    thatderpykid thatderpykid 16-17, M Feb 3

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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 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F Mar 16

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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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    Self Harm

    Its been a couple of months since i cut myself, about a week ago i thought to myself " do i want to cut myself" the answer was No! Nothing has happened to depress me, but if i was onmy own i would cut myselfstraight away, i miss it, i want to see the blood! whats wrong with me...
    shaz4ever shaz4ever 36-40 5 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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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...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    Stopping

        it's odd. five years of cutting and scratching and a constant effort to connect with others and stop this and now I just relapsed and I realized something. self harm is what makes me feel so isolated. and I am starting to realize how doing this is starting to...
    BelleRaven BelleRaven 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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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 3 days ago

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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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    No where to go. Living trapped inside

    this body that is hard for me to live in has gotten worse for me throughout school.It's gotten worse with all the comments from everyone at school from the little things to the big things. In the mirror I see a girl with a nice chest but has a wrinkle butt and a huge stomach...
    younglover2012 younglover2012 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Background Story: I started cutting myself

    during my freshman year of high school. I did it until I was 16 or so. (I am currently 21). In April of 2012, I cut myself (not that there is ever really any good or justifiable reason for it) about a week after my dog was put down, because I was upset at myself for not taking...
    marliehasalottosay marliehasalottosay 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 17, 2012

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