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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 3,491 People

    when my insomnia hits i can't sleep,

    i try to ignore the voices in my head, beg them to stop but they won't. i know there's no one i can talk to about it. no friend i can ring to try and get away coz i know that no one cares about me like that. i am left with the demons that i try so hard to get away from but in...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    It's been getting a lot worse

    as of late. A little bit here and there isn't enough anymore. I know it makes me so ugly and it always comes as a shock to my one-night-stands but the kinds of people I'm screwing don't tend to care much, even if I've got fresh cuts or burns. My thighs are a bloody mess tonight...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I have self harmed since I was about 15

    and it has steadily got worse. I hate the pain of self harm now although I think I used to use it to calm me down. It's better to feel physical pain than emotional pain. Now I still self harm when I can't cope with my emotions but the thing I like about it is my scars. I want...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 28

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    and I'm only posting about this

    because i'm so fed up of being categorized as an attention seeker, an Emo, fed up of people telling me it's "only a phase" just because i'm 17. Yes, i understand part of my depression- and by depression i mean an actual clinical issue, i'm not a bit sad because my boyfriend...
    abiwakefield abiwakefield 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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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, 2014

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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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    One cut Two cuts Three cuts Four.

    .. The voice in my head whispers "Do one more." One turns to two and two becomes five Soon I've done so many I'm risking my life It's okay though Who would care if I'm gone Sure some would cry, but, they'd move on I slice a bit deeper feeling the pain My head swimming It's a...
    Trish12321 Trish12321 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I self harm and cutting deeper

    than ever I don't think I can go back
    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have some pretty faded scars all over my hips

    and upper thighs that are really white but they're impossible to see unless you stretch my skin there or run your fingers across it 'cause I'm really pale right now. What I'm worried about is when I tan in the summer and wear a bathing suit, will they become extremely visible...
    paintakesthepainaway paintakesthepainaway 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Last night was the first time I've ever cut

    myself. I've hurt myself before but never like this. I'm not really sure why I did it exactly. The whole thing felt like a dream. I felt insane. I've just been feeling like I am a totally boring unlike able and forgettable person, with many recent experiences to back that up. I...
    abby13579 abby13579 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Tonight I found out why people cut there wrists

    even though it's obvious the flesh is softer and much easier to cut through
    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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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!
    0R71 0R71 13-15 5 Responses May 29, 2014

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    It's sad how a cold, lifeless,

    piece of metal can dictate so much of out lives. But I may not believe in myself, but I believe in all of you. Stay strong.
    ForeverJayy ForeverJayy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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    Well, it's been about 2 weeks sense the last

    time I cut.Some would say self-harm is an addiction, and some would say it is a habbit. Either way, both are hard to break. But, they are very posible to end.Self-harm is a form of coping, but not a good one. It gives us a way to forget about our troubles and everything that is...
    screaminginshadows screaminginshadows 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Been a month abstinent

    but today I cracked. I'm too weak for words.
    HansFizzlebeef HansFizzlebeef 18-21, M Mar 30

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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, 2014

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    If you don't understand my silence You will

    never understand my words.
    kikisalamo22 kikisalamo22 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    i know that compared to some people i have it

    easy. my parents are still together, no one's ever done something to me that i didn't want and my family love me. but my dad has cancer, it's secondary and we can't find the primary so every time he goes to the hospital i never know if they're going to say that they've found it...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    meghantownsend1999 meghantownsend1999 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I have self harmed for ages

    but it's just getting worse 😭😭
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Years ago when I was younger used to self harm.

    Got over it was fine my daughter started self harming so could give her some good advise. Worst thing is I have now started again and im scared i cant stop.
    angelcakebaby angelcakebaby 41-45, F Apr 3

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    I relapsed... not too badly but,

    I just can't pretend I'm okay anymore
    TheUntrainedSubmissive TheUntrainedSubmissive 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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 Nov 19, 2012

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    Just spent a while calming down

    after I cut and purged, I feel so ashamed of my self because usually i bandage my cuts or stop the bleeding but I just laid there, is there really any reason for me to live? Does any one really care??
    Darkerthanlightash Darkerthanlightash 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Shaywen Shaywen 16-17, F Mar 26

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    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F Apr 8

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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 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I wake up every morning

    as a fighter, and go to sleep having lost the battle. How do I stop losing, and who should I talk to? (BTW, I'm in middle school)
    Aselfhart Aselfhart 31-35 1 Response Apr 7

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    Today, I am 1 week clean,

    hopefully I can keep it up!
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    That feeling when you cut deep

    and you start feeling a little dizzy and nauseous and when the bleeding stops you can see the thin violet vein(s)
    effyjenkins effyjenkins 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I can't stop pinching my hands.

    Now they've turned blue and it feels like they're burning.
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F Mar 31

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    The solid flow in blood glides down my wrist

    For the reasons why I cannot list I live in silence, for I would yell But my life is one big secret I cannot tell The blood stained sheets, however, tell it all They tell the sleepless nights with no one to call With nowhere to hide And only one to confide The blood stops, but...
    Anyone5 Anyone5 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    i cut myself because i dont wanna end up

    killing my self, that probley doesnt make sense.
    lililou12 lililou12 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Wellp that's it I just can't take it any more

    life is not this worth it but I don't know what to do I have the gun and the ammo comment what you think I should do im so confused. I NEED HELP!!
    Omglolhaha14 Omglolhaha14 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I suppose I can leave this group now.

    I've been clean for just under 2 months and I'm pretty proud of myself. I'm at the best I've been for a while. It hasn't been hard. Funnily enough, the first step towards recovery was kickstarted when I attempted suicide. Hospitals aren't the nicest in the world, however, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I always before used to think self-harming is

    really bad and stupid and I never understood why people used to do it but the yesterday I realised why people do it and you get to a certain point where you have to do it because once you've done it once you feel like it's the only option. I don't cut myself but I do try and...
    JoshKilbride JoshKilbride 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7