I Self Mutilate

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    It Just Who I Am

    hi, im a 17 year old girl who has trouble with cutting...it all started my freshman year when my world fliped upside down for the worst. my friends abandoned me, my mom left my dad, and my friend killed herself. what the hell has happened to me? i want to be normal i told myself...
    michelle2011 michelle2011
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2009

    I have borderline personality disorder.

    I have body dysmorphic disorder. I'm bulimic. I'm an alcoholic. I have insomnia. I have sliced my skin to horror movie standards. Thankfully my willpower has finally taken over. Tonight like many nights I want to go to town on myself. Is it worth the few minutes of only feeling...
    skinfeeder skinfeeder
    1 Response Sep 23, 2014

    I was clean for a little while

    but now I'm back up to about once a day
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    I don't feel like having my name on here incase

    someone I know is reading this, but I'm a 15 year old Australian. and I self mutilate. The Sunday before I went back to school I used one of my blades to cut my thighs. no one knew i did this at this point. I'd gotten away with it for quite some time. I ran out of room and went...
    bonedecay bonedecay
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2014

    When My Spirit Grows Faint Within Me

                 I am not always depressed. I have not always cut. I have always blamed myself.                   I have cut for around...
    Psalm142 Psalm142
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2010

    Please Help Researchers Understand Self-harm

    Hello again from the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL)! Would you like to help us understand how to help people who self-harm? We are currently recruiting participants for the second phase of our research on self-harm, and we want your help! Participating in...
    PERL2009 PERL2009
    Feb 4, 2010

    My favorite past time.

    I have cut, burned, scraped, bruised, and stuck thumb tacks all the way in my skin. I have been self mutilating since I was 9 or 10. People don't understand how much it helps. I have scars everywhere, chest, thighs, forearms, upper arms, calves, and some places you'd only see if...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    We Can Get Help

    I self mutilated since I was about 7. I have 10 years worth of scares. Its so hard, I am in therapy and Im woring hard to stop cutting, but I look at my scars, and wonder " whats the point?" these scars are there for life. I know I need to stop. But its just a...
    sindayla sindayla
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    I haven't done it for a few weeks

    but I'm think about cutting tonight.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 3, 2015

    Will I Ever Stop

    I have been like "this" since I was 13. I turn 33 this friday. I get really angry at something, ususally trivial, and its like a snowball rolling down a hill. It gains and gains and the only thing that makes it go away is cutting. Its weird how causing pain...
    baileybo26 baileybo26
    1 Response Nov 16, 2008

    What Is It

    About cutting that makes you feel so alive? I wonder... Suppose for me it's a thrill and a reminder that if I'm bleeding I still am capable of feeling, not just the obvious physical pain (which feels somewhat nice), but the feeling of a rush, knowing your still breathing and it...
    xyourxonlyxstarx xyourxonlyxstarx
    22-25, F
    Sep 19, 2013

    I Am Digonosed With ADD,

    ODD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar.... I Am 13 Years Old. Im medicated... I Go To A therapist and Stuff.. I Am Awaiting To Get Into A Program.... I Am In 8th Grade. Im Failing. I Have Never Liked School. I Always Get In Trouble. Non Stop. My Instagram Is devin_amerman...
    devinamerman devinamerman
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    When I Was Young

    i still have the scars. From when i was young, and afraid. had already started cutting myself at a young age. (no i wasnt a wannabe emo punk) i had real problems and it was my escape route. i had been through alot. But when i was 13 and my mom left things got alot worse. i was in...
    Artemis17 Artemis17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2010

    I'll Stop Someday

    i've been burning my thigh for about year now i quit for awhile but it came back. it usally only happens after i drink but it does happen sober.  i like how i can feel the sting several days after but my thigh is horribly scarred from it.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 24, 2009
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