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! 980 People

    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...
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    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2013

    i overcame self injury.

    or atleast i thought i did until tonight
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    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

    I kinda wanna go back to it

    but my friend knows and she kinda like checks on me and stuff so I can't really but omg I can't ******* do this whole staying clean thing right now. plus I'm supposed to go see the school counselor but I can't if I'm doing it again. idk what to do
    steal11 steal11
    22-25, F
    Sep 30, 2015
    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo
    16-17, F
    Aug 15, 2014
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    Dec 13, 2015
    averylynnx averylynnx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

    When people talk about you ignore it

    and never commit suicide or cut yourself NEVER I didn't ignore once and almost slit my wrists and did cut my self but I stopped.
    native77 native77
    18-21, M
    Mar 8, 2016
    risingpheonix risingpheonix
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    I use to injure myself.

    Even though no one would see it I still wanted them to know I did it. Finally I realized that my self injury would not cause anyone around me to feel compassion towards me. They would not think that I must have some major emotional pain and struggles to deal with. If I hurt...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    At the moment I'm throwing these away

    or giving them to someone I have no idea .. 7 blades a knife . Sorry if this triggers
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    Dec 4, 2015

    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
    18-21, T
    Apr 22, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 22, 2014

    As I grow up I realized

    that cutting myself doesn't make me happy the only thing that makes me happy is my friends and family so who ever cuts themselves don't its not the best thing to do I'm 15 I started when I was 6 so 9 years cutting and I stopped because of my friends and family I would say talk...
    prudence2000 prudence2000
    16-17, M
    Sep 6, 2015

    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

    i've been cutting since I was 12

    or 13 years old. {trigger warning} It's sad, really. I look back on my old pictures & weep because I didn't realize how beautiful I was. I didn't really know what I was doing to my self... and I lost a friend because of it.. one night I was aching so badly to cut. couldn't fight...
    ayyrosa45 ayyrosa45
    18-21, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    atleast i thought I did.

    .. i hate these urges. there is nothing like cutting your wrist. thigh, stomach etc doesn't do it anymore. it's just not as good.
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    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

    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...
    pearlishx pearlishx
    18-21, F
    Feb 22, 2015

    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

    Ppsshh, i was clean for an entire year,

    till a few months ago 🙍i feel so disappointed in myself... Ive only been clean for about a week, but im a different person now, i just know im gonna change :)))
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    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 2, 2014

    Read this if you get urges again(come on give

    me a chance...) Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal with it and how are you going to feel?Is giving up that easy?Remind yourself why you don't need self harm over and over again,even if your mind refuses it.Don't give up.You might lose...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly
    16-17, F
    Jan 24, 2016

    This past July I threw 11 months of being clean

    down the drain. Now, almost 6 months later I can barely go a week. Ugh stupid relapses and addiction
    jess965 jess965
    16-17, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    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

    Oh, I just realised I have to remove this

    experience. I'm not over yet... I've just fallen in traps that I hit. You'd think 3-4 months you'd not even miss it one bit... Yet I returned to the ever luring cold steel, that gives a warm feel.
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121
    18-21, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    I used to cut myself

    but then I realized there was no need cause it wasn't going to solve any problems and it's just an addiction and we are all worth it somehow. It was a hard process and I did it but now I need some advice. My friend started cutting not too long ago and she showed me a picture of...
    Emsickles Emsickles
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    I'm 13. I promised my best friends

    that I would quit. I'm now 3 weeks clean.
    grace206013 grace206013
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2014
    absenceofsound absenceofsound
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2015

    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...
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    3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

    I haven't done anything in a few months

    but I just burned myself. I hate depression. I don't know what to do. I just wanna give up but then I go to sleep and wake up and keep going. Thinking to myself it'll change, it has to get better.
    GoodNightWorld GoodNightWorld
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    Oops, i wonder how these scars

    and cuts came from?
    PreparedForHell PreparedForHell
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    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
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    1 Response May 24, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2015

    I did it, but now, I slowly wanna go back

    and do it....feel the sting of the blade, and the blood go down my skin to keep me warm....maybe, I'll cut all the way and sleep peaceful in the cold
    MericaMan MericaMan
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    um...idk abt this one.

    ..after wht just hit the fan, maybe I havn't
    jewwlie jewwlie
    46-50, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    Jan 26, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    I don't know if I overcame it

    so much as I just got too tired to do it. Sleep was a better aide than my blade
    XxRazorbladeRomancexX XxRazorbladeRomancexX
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I was a cutter (sometimes a burner)

    for 2 years almost 3 years. Then I realized it was stupid that I wasn't treating myself right. I didn't deserve it. I then told myself, no more cutting. It took some time but i hardly think about it now. I've been 7 months cut free. Now my next obstacle; getting rid of them. S
    iseektobeme iseektobeme
    18-21, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    My hardest and most proud accomplishment.

    I cut for 4 years until I summoned the strength to stop cutting. I'm 3 years clean last Tuesday
    tombrokenbones tombrokenbones
    18-21, M
    Mar 7, 2015

    I have to leave this group now,

    11:46 was when the deed was done... It was about 1.5 years since I hade really cut (As in one or two, not 10 or 20...) #Relaps
    jane1hejackass jane1hejackass
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Nov 30, 2013
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