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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! 1,005 People

    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

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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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    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

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    Oops, i wonder how these scars

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

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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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    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F Aug 15, 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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    um...idk abt this one.

    ..after wht just hit the fan, maybe I havn't
    jewwlie jewwlie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 2, 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 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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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, 2015

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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 Aug 24, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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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 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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 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, 2015

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Jan 24

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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 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

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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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    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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    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 16-17, M Nov 9, 2015

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 13-15, M Sep 6, 2015

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    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 13-15, F Dec 21, 2015

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    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

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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 Aug 24, 2015

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    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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Apr 4, 2015

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    averylynnx averylynnx 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 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 5 Responses Sep 23, 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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