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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! 865 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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 need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel

    about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    abercrombie99 abercrombie99 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 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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    averylynnx averylynnx 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 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'm 13. I promised my best friends

    that I would quit. I'm now 3 weeks clean.
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I used to cut. I only cut

    for the month of February. At the end of February, I opened my eyes and realized. I was hurting my body. I stopped after that. But I never through my blades away. I still have scars after 8 months later. For the past week I've been going through stuff. I've been wanting to cut...
    LizAnaG LizAnaG 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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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 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 cut both of my arms back in June

    and I really do regret it. I hate my scars, they remind me of a time when I was weak and didn't want anyone to help me. I always wear long sleeved shirts because seeing people's reactions hurts more than that razor did. I hate it and can't stand looking at them.
    mermaid23stoner mermaid23stoner 18-21, F Nov 21, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13, 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 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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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 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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I still cut.yesterday I had 7

    and this morning around 10:00 I cut 3 more times in the girls bathroom.my best girl friends(ex cutters) think that ive been clean for 3 weeks an I didnt tell them that I cut today. last time I told them they freaked out and left me all alone.the reason why I cut today is because...
    jackjakkle jackjakkle 13-15, F Nov 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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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    j24800 j24800 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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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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    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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    gugulove26 gugulove26 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 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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    It's been a long time

    since I've cut & my scars are slowwlyyyy fading :/
    averylynnx averylynnx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Jul 17, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F Aug 15, 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...