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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! 927 People

    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Other people: Where'd you get

    that scar from? Me: ummm... a cat...?
    AutumnAki AutumnAki 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I struggled for a few years with self-harm,

    not limited to just cutting. I kept falling and got so tired of trying for long, just trying to stop. I realized after a while that you can't just quit something, and that goes for almost everything. You must slowly decrease the amount of activity each time in order for your...
    elementsonfire elementsonfire 16-17, F Feb 22

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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 16-17, M Jan 26, 2014

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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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    I am not ashamed of my scars only proud I

    stopped cutting and I'm now a month clean and i hope to make it back up to 50 days when I caved In before
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    At first I hid the scars with bracelets

    and etc but then I noticed that no one notices anyway. I have clear scars on my wrists but it's been half a year I walk around in T-shirts and I cover nothing but nobody has noticed.
    Sakura09girl Sakura09girl 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 4

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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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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA

    NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 9, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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    My mate izzie self harms

    and omfg I love her scars they are beautiful 💗
    kieraFromEssex kieraFromEssex 13-15, F Nov 12, 2014

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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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    Oops, i wonder how these scars

    and cuts came from?
    PreparedForHell PreparedForHell 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison SO BADLY. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM BEGGING YOU
    marcuscash marcuscash 22-25, T Sep 21, 2014

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    I started when I was 15 I couldn't deal with my

    parents divorce and losing the only family I had known, at 18 I buried my first child, the devestation nearly killed me...suicide was something I attempted many times. but when I had my now oldest child something changed, him and his younger brother have been my reason for...
    TheGypsyGirl2015 TheGypsyGirl2015 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    Been years and years

    and years since I cut. I don't need it. I realised I had not been raised with proper ways to respond to emotional stress and pain. I found ways to replace them, and now I'm doing much better.
    atatt atatt 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA

    NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17, 2012

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    I have finally overcame cutting

    and depression. I forever will look at this and know what I've been through and how I have found my strength to overcome it all. I'm finally free.
    Arielleeh23 Arielleeh23 16-17, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I'm 13. I promised my best friends

    that I would quit. I'm now 3 weeks clean.
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I try to always surround myself with healthy

    outlets. Andy Biersack has helped me too
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Oct 27, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    I haven't cut in around 6 months.

    I don't know if I can keep going like this. pretending that I'm happy to everyone. I've gotten so good at acting happy that sometimes I even convince myself. and then I get alone and it all goes to hell. I have a great life and family which makes it all even worse. I was just...
    lonelyjoe16 lonelyjoe16 16-17, M Jan 27

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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 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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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    My Addiction.

    When I was 8 years old, I would stick my fingers in pencil sharpeners and sharpen my fingers till the point that they bled. I was 10 years old when I realized that the pain wasn't enough for me. I took knives to my skin and cut. First they were small scratches, but over a few...
    laurenlovesyouu laurenlovesyouu 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    I haven't cut now in more

    than 4 years and until about 2 weeks ago I thought I was completely free of the urge. I never once in those 4 years wanted to do it again. But a couple of weeks ago I found out that a new friend cuts and I literally haven't got the idea out of my head since, and I can't...
    CleanWhiteTiles CleanWhiteTiles 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 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, 2014

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    Honestly it's been almost a year

    since I've cut, I'm really proud of myself but honestly it really sucks because I still get an urge every once in a while to do it. The sensation of it all feels really amazing, and I want to so bad but I can't because its unhealthy for me. I really wish I never started..
    zennarts zennarts 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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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 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    I've been clean of this

    for over a year now but I look back at the scars, I look back at my old blogs and as pathetic as it sounds, after all the pain I caused myself and people around me, now that I don't do it anymore I feel like I don't belong anywhere, before I had this thing where I could talk to...
    LittlePrincess01 LittlePrincess01 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    Picked up these babies at work today.

    I have 100 of these little guys. And they're even “sterilized by gamma radiation.” Fancy. I've been craving to have a razor near by. Maybe not to necessarily bleed, but just to hold. To hold the instrument. I know what it can do. To have the power to do it or not instead of...
    Ha12mo17y Ha12mo17y 26-30, F Apr 18

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    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F Aug 15, 2014

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
    marcuscash marcuscash 22-25, T Sep 27, 2014

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    I used to cut. Once, actually.

    4 single slits over my left wrist. I cut because my parents refused to accept me and my sexuality. Do you know why I stopped? Why I let it heal? Because it didn't help. Cutting added to the pain. Eventually, my parents found out. But what did it help? Nothing. The only thing I...
    lgbtpridepost lgbtpridepost 16-17, T Apr 22

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I self-harmed for about 10 years.

    I have scars all over my body. I haven't done it in almost 9 months. Sometimes I still have strong urges. I'm so self conscious about the scars. If I knew people would ignore them I wouldn't care, but I'm afraid of being questioned and looked at like I'm even more of a massive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 24

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