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I Self Harm

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    Hidden Razors And Thick Bracelets - Everyday I think about it. When I'm upset, it's the first thing I want to do. I like that the razor can calm me down and take away my anxiety...
    ForAlwaysForever ForAlwaysForever 22-25, F Oct 26, 2013

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    A Gateway To Hell - When I was a little girl, my mom walked out of my life. After she left, I was sexually, physically, and emotionally abused for about two years.. Since I was...
    ALovelyLostLoner ALovelyLostLoner 13-15 May 6, 2012

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    Ignore Me, Everyone Will - I've lost faith in life. But, then again, haven't we all? This portion of this site is dedicated to ****-ups like me... And like you. You and I. We. Us...
    NoFaithLeft NoFaithLeft 18-21, M Oct 30, 2013

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    It Stops The Hurting - Writing this is both painful and, hopefully, cathartic.I'm 48, and have only really been self harming for a year or so. I wonder whether it's my equivalent...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    I Self Harm - Before all this stared at the first if the school year i got called fat, ugly, and a *****. also there was rumors about me, so that kinda leaded to this. It stared a...
    Duncankaykay Duncankaykay 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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    I self harm. I usually use a knife or scissors. I cut my arms, my wrists, my stomach and my chest just above where my heart would be. I don't cut far enough so it scars (although...
    insidiousdeath insidiousdeath 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I Became Who I Promised Never To Be. - I was always a happy kid. I was bullied when I was younger but that didn't effect me too much. My dad died from cancer when I was only 11...
    TheMisunderstoodMistake TheMisunderstoodMistake 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Thinking About Self Harm - When I was a teenager I used think about suicide a lot but never attempted it. As I got older I stopped thinking about it & started thinking about...
    neuronice neuronice 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 17, 2007

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    Save Me From Myself - Look at me and tell me what do you see? Do you see someone in control of themselves? Do you see a scared little girl holding back the tears? Or do you see...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F Oct 30, 2013

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    Stress .. - It pretty much started the first time when I found out my mum had cancer. She had cervical cancer and since my dad passed when I was little I was scared to loose her to...
    Bvbgirlforeverx Bvbgirlforeverx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Im Not Depressed - I dont cut myself when im feeling depressed when im depressed i write poetry or music but its when im angry at myself that i cut. I hadn't done it for a while...
    loobiesa loobiesa 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    My Addiction, My Life. - It all stared before I was even born. My parents were junkies, abusing Methamphetamines and other hard drugs since their meeting in 1987. Lets jump...
    srv91red srv91red 18-21 1 Response Sep 30, 2010

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    I use to self harm all the time when I would feel depressed, it not fun at all I could of lost my life a couple times. I still to this day have thoughts of self harm but I try...
    angelbunniluv angelbunniluv 18-21, F Feb 20

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    The Truth Hurts ~Self Harm - A few things u may have to think about before I explain anything. My life has been a rocky rode always searching for something that can pull me out the...
    Bvbgirlforeverx Bvbgirlforeverx 22-25, F Nov 9, 2013

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    ..why? - some people say they don't why they do it, but i think deep down every one of us really know some reason why we do it. release anger held inside think of other pain...
    hayleymeike hayleymeike 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 7, 2007

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    I'm so mad at myself!! I want to stop this but I am so weak!!! Once I get the urge to I can't stop myself. I'm afraid this will control and dominate my life. I don't know how to...
    holdontilmay holdontilmay 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    "Beautifully Broken" - "Beautifully Broken" By M.I.D They look at her and see a girl nothing more nothing less. They see her crying and screaming and they say she's just...
    UndoubtedlyBroken UndoubtedlyBroken 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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    Another Self Harm Poem - i'm sitting here with nothing to do. what the hell am i going to do? i go to the bathroom and reach for the blade, put it by my wrist and there it...
    DarkenedAngel DarkenedAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    The Scars Wont Fade Away - I may have overdone it a bit this time. I was just dying inside and I was cracking down. I couldn't stop myself. The razor was so sharp and welcoming. It...
    JessiZombies JessiZombies 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    I don't want to stop. I don't do it often anymore - maybe once a month - but I don't want to stop. I don't regret cutting. I hate hiding the cuts from my family. They don't...
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hi all. Well this is my experience. I am a self-harmer. I struggle daily with urges, bad thoughts, guilt, darkness, etc etc. I’m trying to get better but I mess up a lot...
    shroudedinmist shroudedinmist 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I Self Harm - i am new in the self harm.. i do it at the noticeble place and it really weird because no one notice at all even though it has a scar over it or even i have a new a...
    minri92 minri92 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    A Little Poem About Self Harm - Run to your room Slam the door Turn up the music Fall to the floor Scream in yourself Let no-one hear Tell no secrets Show no fear...
    DarkenedAngel DarkenedAngel 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    I am 37 and just started to self harm again.I first started when i was in high school and was being bullied and had very few friends,I reached out to the school counselor who in...
    carrik carrik 36-40, F Feb 2

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    I need help recovering from this.. I guess I need some friends. This sucks really. Btw I know this short.. Didn't know what to say.
    Sandybrownwolf12 Sandybrownwolf12 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    I stopping cutting myself only because I don't want my mom to see what I have done.. and now I started cutting again..
    minri92 minri92 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I haven't cut myself since moving here. I'd been holding off on doing it. But things got worse and I said "ah fvck it all" and I went and put a razor in my skin. Nothing. Fvcking...
    C0llin C0llin 18-21 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    I Self Harm - When I started I never thought it would get this bad. I just thought once or twice but never that I'd be addicted to watching my blood flow on my skin, slowly making...
    Kmb143 Kmb143 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Trigger Warning: My Self Harm Story - Cutting was the sacrifice i made to avoide focusing on what was truly hurting me. It was the only distraction that gave me instant relief...
    depressedteen1 depressedteen1 18-21, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I Need Help - heey . im a 13 yearold femal who aint really had the best of starts to like and it sounds terrible but i self harm and smoke .everyone says self harming gets better...
    invisiblekid invisiblekid 13-15 3 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Wanting To Forget. - If someone took a photograph of the worst time of your life and displayed it to you every day, you would never, forget. On the one hand, you probably would...
    Dayloverr Dayloverr 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2011

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    Everything. ***Triggers *** - **Please know there are some graphic details in this story, and it may trigger or upset some.** It's so weird talking about this with people...
    MentalMemoirs MentalMemoirs 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Crazy Is As Crazy Does - I dont even know where it started. I was raised by split-up crazy parents. My dad is a borderline personality and my mom is bipolar. I never bonded or a...
    ineffable76 ineffable76 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and BPD 2 years ago, I didn't start self-harming until last year. First was when I hit my wrist really hard that I broke it. and now I can't...
    bipolar13 bipolar13 22-25 Mar 8

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    I Want Someone - I want someone… I don’t know who and I don’t know when but I just want someone who will help me. I want someone who will help my get away from the darkness...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F Oct 30, 2013

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    12 Years Later - In 8th grade I swallowed a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, it burned my throat horribly but I survived. Shorty afterwards I began to cut. I remember the instant...
    tkhaler1987 tkhaler1987 26-30, M Nov 20, 2013

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    Up and Down and Repeat - i self harm wen im angry or sad. i often wonder if im depressed or jst ****** up in the head. i like the marks the knife makes, thats not rite is it? i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2007

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    ... and I Enjoy It. - I hurt myself, and I have no intention of stopping either. I used to wish I could stop - but that's when I thought I had a problem. What I do is no worse than...
    slowrewind slowrewind 21-25, F 10 Responses May 6, 2007

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    last night i was a bit deepressed and today today too.. i was going to cut myself again but then i forget that i put the razor in the bathroom and i'm just to lazy to go down to...
    minri92 minri92 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Keep Counting - One, two, skip a few...sixteen. Sixteen cuts, red and glaring, running up and down my thigh. I stare at them, mesmerized. The guilt has not yet set in. Right now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    How To Stop? - Will self harm ever get easier to stop? I cant seem to go one day without any more....i think it some point it stopped being about helping myself get through some...
    allyrobinson allyrobinson 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    My Self Harm Story - I've self harmed for a couple of years now. It started off with rather blunt blades that didn't do an awful lot of damage unless I constantly dug them in, and...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    Because I'm not yet at the point where I can put the words "used to" in between. It started well over a year ago (getting closer to two) and was pretty bad at one point. But I don...
    julie024 julie024 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    That One Minute.... - May Trigger: Just for them couple of minutes, everything rushes away, out of my body, I dont think about anything or anyone, all my worries dissapear, the...
    xXsammiXx xXsammiXx 16-18, F 11 Responses May 6, 2007

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    This Is A Poem I Wrote. It'S Called 'Scars' - Tick-tock tick-tock That's the sound of my clock TV's on but the volume's down Wishing I wasn't here right now Pull up my sleeve, look...
    AmyxLink AmyxLink 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2013

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    The Warning Sings Are Obvious To Other Self Harmers - I am a self harmer. I notice when other self harmers are doing the little things I do to hide the scars. I notice that you...
    Butterflycutter Butterflycutter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Scratches - I am 15 years old. I'm a self harmer. My method is scratching. I feel alienated because I don't think I can be taken seriously by the majority of self harmers because I...
    1keepingfaith 1keepingfaith 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    I self harm everyday. Sometimes I'm not even sad or feeling down when I do, but I am just so addicted to the feeling that it happens as almost an impulse, like I'm doing it without...
    tthistooshallpass tthistooshallpass 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I started self harming aged 14 back in they days no one understood or spoke about it. It became my secret, id cut in places no one could see, the souls of my feet, ankles...
    sirslilangel sirslilangel 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    Numb The Pain - I hold the scissors in one hand, blood already drying on the metal razors. I feel the burning tear on my arm which in itself is a satisfaction. Blood red scratches...
    imaginethis13 imaginethis13 18-21, F Apr 19, 2011

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    I sometimes open my eyes, not knowing what to do My head feel blank My heart feel cold My body feel numb I go to the mirror I see myself But it not myself I ask the mirror who...
    minri92 minri92 18-21, F Dec 4, 2013

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