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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 2,931 People

    surfingwby surfingwby 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I had a dream: I woke up on the couch at my

    Nana's house. The first thing on my mind was a razor blade. I got up and rummaged through my stuff, until my fingers found the little piece of metal who had become my only friend. This time would be just like the first. But when I pulled up my sleeves, showing my wrists in all...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    How I See Self Harm

    The pain we feel inside, it is worse than any form of physical pain, it eats at you from the inside. Ever feel like nothing is right? That there is no way out? This feeling it, has not words to describe it. It kills you inside, it feels like a never ending torture. So what is the...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Telling someone who self-harms to "just stop

    doing it" is like telling a drug addict to sit in a room full of drugs and touch nothing
    blondechick0130 blondechick0130 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    2 years ago, I had a teacher

    who used to cut. The students made joke on him about this.. I really loved this teacher, he's an amazing man and that was pretty hard to see the scars on his arm pretty much every day..
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I Am Sad.

    I'm listening to slow, beautiful instrumental music in a darkly-lit room. I slowly roll back my sleeve, exposing my pale forearm. With one hand I hold my sharpest pair of scissors, and with the other I gently finger the blades, then open them wide. Bringing the fine point of the...
    noonewouldriotforless noonewouldriotforless 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    depressedmusiclover depressedmusiclover 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Started In Grade 6, Now I'M A Sophomore In High School

    I started self harming in 6th grade - my first year of middle school. I count myself lucky because I've never really been bullied... My self harm stemmed from self-hate, anxiety, depression, parental issues etc. It started with harsh snaps on my wrist and thighs with thick hair...
    TheCrookedYoung TheCrookedYoung 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Oh wow. I haven't done this in

    so long. It hurts sooo good xD My gosh I haven't feel this high in a long time. It's morbid and I know it's a little bit wrong but I do not regret it. After all, self-harm is a better that suicide, right?
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People dont understand

    why we cut and it makes me sick how people think, Oh your strong enough and ur weak minded. Its not true! We've been through A lot and we dont give a damn what u think!
    RogueStrikerSXA RogueStrikerSXA 13-15, M 5 Responses May 29

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    People that don't understand the feeling of

    self harm think it's 'disgusting' but they don't know how you really feel. Wanna know what it feels like? It's relief, relief from how you feel, takes your mind off things, it makes me feel human again. It's so wrong but it feels so right. It's a mental addiction. If anyone...
    cam2476 cam2476 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    "If you're strong enough to draw

    that blade across your skin, if you're strong enough to take those pills when you think you're alone, if you're strong enough to tie that rope and hang it from the ceiling fan, if you're strong enough to jump off that bridge, my friend, you are strong enough, to live."
    indecisivebye indecisivebye 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    Today, I am 1 week clean,

    hopefully I can keep it up!
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I have cut myself since late February of this

    year. I was under the influence of an assortment of pain killers, upstairs all alone in my room. I had attempted it before, just to see if I had the guts to do it. I did. I started on my thighs. Slow, deep lines with the blade of my handheld pencil sharpener. I have two of those...
    onceafunnything onceafunnything 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I've been clean for a while,

    about a month, just because I have constant doc appointments and counselors too and I don't want them to see.
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Relapse

    I was a week clean but I relapsed. I noticed with school and all, cutting my wrist will draw attention so I messed up my thighs. I feel like this is the only escape.
    alondraa alondraa 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 3

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    Stopped self harming

    for this girl I liked...turned out she didn't like me back :( ever have that one crush that you just felt something with? Ya..it was like that
    suicideDepression suicideDepression 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I think ppl should know

    that the words they say hurts the are as sharp as any blade :(
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    My Self Harm Story

    First of all, I am a 34 year old Male and I Self Harm. I don't really know what led to this, but I have many factors. I have had Bipolar since I was young, and also had to deal with a lot, so any of those things could have been a factor I guess. My mother got severe brain...
    ManiacalTom ManiacalTom 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    Darkerthanlightash Darkerthanlightash 16-17, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    People don't understand I don't do it to kill

    myself I do it to save myself
    sg123457 sg123457 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I scratched my hand with my nail

    until it burned away a couple of layers of skin and when it healed I picked the scabs. I had a plaster on it but had to take it off because it made it more noticeable. The wound itself doesn't look infected but there is thick red all around it and 3 lines of red spreading...
    eyeslikeacarcrash eyeslikeacarcrash 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    idiotheque idiotheque 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I Have My Reasons

    Life is never easy, death is even harder. Through all my time I have only knowing pain. People always go on about how hard their life is. Many go on about how they would cut themselves if they lost their boy friend or girl friend. More say that those that self harm are attention...
    CrimsonSnow CrimsonSnow 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    I have been since I was 9 years old.

    I always want to tell others, but yet I'm so afraid that I'll be made fun of, or yelled at, or rejected so I just cover it up and make dumb excuses to why I'm wearing long sleeves. I just feel so pathetic at times. I do it less than I used to(Which was like everyday) but still...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I stopped cutting. I want to

    but I cannot. I want to talk to someone. Someone who can tell me what's going on with me. I can't reach out for help. If I did, it would backfire. I'm confused.
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Selfharm Story

    My names Brianna, my selfharming started when I was 13, then I never really understood what it was all about, but the more I read about it and seen pictures I then started to get an idea. It began when I was going with this boy, after a month into our relationship I told him that...
    briannaduffy briannaduffy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    If you don't understand my silence You will

    never understand my words.
    kikisalamo22 kikisalamo22 13-15, F Dec 11, 2013

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    i haven't for a few weeks

    but only because i don't want my parents to find out, but now we are going Portugal and i have to where the bikini's and just looking at all of the scars, im scared about what will happen, it will never fade in time...
    missysavy2666 missysavy2666 13-15 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't in a long time.

    ..but things keep testing me and I want to so very bad. I want to end my life also but I can't because of my babies. It's hard it feels like withdrawals.
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is what I did yesterday instead of

    cutting I regret going that so much I'm afraid someone will see and question it so much
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Aug 31

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    Right now I'm laying in bed on the verge of

    crying.Today was not a good day at all i tried to not let it get to me but it did. It hit me hard. Homecoming is soon and i just found out that my ex boyfriend left me for this girl that goes to my school..they will be at homecoming. I don't want to be with him, or have feelings...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    depressedmusiclover depressedmusiclover 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I cut today. my mom was yelling at me

    for wearing sweaters all the time. but if she only knew what was beneath it..
    juliaarosee juliaarosee 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Recovery... Realising your worth it.

    Experiencing true happiness. Caring about yourself. Over coming your own demons. Validating your worth it. Eating with no regret. Relapse, its will happen, and thats okay. Yearning to live.
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    You can't se it very well

    but I cut my thighs up. I could really use a friend right now. One that understands me. One that will always be there for me.
    SammyTheBroken SammyTheBroken 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I wanna try and stop self harming myself.

    But it's so hard doing it. All I need help and finding people who actually care about me.
    CuttingIsMyBestFriend CuttingIsMyBestFriend 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    cuttingawaymyexistence cuttingawaymyexistence 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I find self harming utterly stupid.

    Why don't you take a look at the bed you sleep on, the good you eat, the roof you have over your head. If you have problems why don't you just deal with them. Every scar you make is just another problem to deal with, another memory. If you self harm just stop and GET HELP.
    ChaoticCaroline ChaoticCaroline 13-15, F 14 Responses Jul 27

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    I have always been bad around knives

    and sharp objects like broken glass, and it's gotten beyond a joke. Every day I fantasise about self-harming, thinking about the pain it will cause me and the sting of my blood. I don't want to self harm but I keep thinking about it.
    Rowenya Rowenya 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    The pain will never go away.

    . There's a whole in my heart that no one will ever fill.. There's something missing and I will never get it back.. All I want is to be happy and no matter how hard I try I fail.. I don't have anyone who I can talk to.. No one understands me.. I feel COMPLETELY alone.. The more i...
    BabyYourMine BabyYourMine 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Starting at the peak of my depression,

    when I stabbed myself with a pencil repeatedly and felt as the blood came out in middle school. I did that almost daily for a while and now my left arm (under the hairs) has dotted scars. Several months after I pledged to fix my life and live how a normal person does (obviously...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm trying the Butterfly Project.

    For any of you who don't know what it is: Its when you draw a butterfly on wherever you self harm, and you write a name of anyone who wants you to stop. You can't wash these butterflies off. If you cut while the butterfly is on your arm, it dies. If you don't, it lives.
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I Always Promise Myself It'll Be The Last Time.

    Hi, my name is Elan. And this isn't your typical self harm story, I never really had severe depression, I have always been so happy, so chatty, so giggly. But then, one day, in 2010 I think it was, something in me just snapped. It was my little brother's birthday and I realised...
    ellsbells99 ellsbells99 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    I finally told someone about my depression,

    anxiety and suicidal thoughts but I still can't get enough nerve to tell them I cut but I feel so much better to tell someone I know all of this!
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Yeah. Who would? Looks a bit gay no?

    Well guess what, he cuts himself because you people make him do it. He cuts himself because of your atrocities and bullying. Because of your ignorance and hate. You made him hate himself and now he finds the solution in the blood and in the scars he have. You, society, are the...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 7

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    I've been clean for a month now,

    pleased. Let's keep this going.
    worshipsleep worshipsleep 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Wonder if I should bring my blades

    when I go away for a week. I feel like I really really need to but then I'm scared that my nona might walk in on me while I'm cutting. I know some people might say oh hey this is a good time for you to start to quit, but I know that if I don't bring my blades I'll get home and...
    Darkerthanlightash Darkerthanlightash 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    And, after 7 years of self-harm,

    I came to the conclusion, I had to be a masochist. Every step I took from then on, confirmed that conclusion. I felt like I finally understood this part of me. It was allways confusion before that. Questions. Why? Why are you doing that? You shouldn't do it. But since that day...
    kami2 kami2 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I dont know if it will scar,

    does anyone know?
    cuttingawaymyexistence cuttingawaymyexistence 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm going to talk about something

    which is really important to me. I'm going to talk about self harm. This is serious. Self harm isn't a game. People like me don't do this for attention or something like that, no... We're just in pain. And we just need some help. We just want to live again. So please, If u know...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Butterfies

    I'm 16 years old and i started cutting myself at the top of my right thigh in the summer holidays of 2012, so not that long ago, 3 and a half months? god it feels like longer...i had been down for a while about many things in my life and had honestly thought about cutting myself...
    butterflies123 butterflies123 16-17 3 Responses