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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! 991 People

    absenceofsound absenceofsound 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I try to always surround myself with healthy

    outlets. Andy Biersack has helped me too
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2014

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    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 :)))
    Niche17 Niche17 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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 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 1 Response Apr 24

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    i overcame self injury.

    or atleast i thought i did until tonight
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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...
    pbhox pbhox 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 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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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 16-17, F a week ago

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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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    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 May 24

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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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    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 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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    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 hurt sooo bad inside.

    Always have and know I always will. I want so badly for any kind of relief. I know so many people cut but I wonder, how can it possible help? It just makes more problems and more pain... If it truly helps then sign me up! I just don't see how it could. ?...
    LongingForLove777 LongingForLove777 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    um...idk abt this one.

    ..after wht just hit the fan, maybe I havn't
    jewwlie jewwlie 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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

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    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 16-17, M Aug 8

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    risingpheonix risingpheonix 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 4

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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 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

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 20, 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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 16-17, M 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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

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    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 16-17, F Aug 2

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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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    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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    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 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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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