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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 2,817 People

    I'm about two months clean

    but I am also extremely close to breaking!
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    i dont cut ... bt i sorta stab myself

    repeatedly wd a blunt/sharp object which leaves blue patches all over. i, at times, slash my arms wd a scissor or pins nd then stab all over it. when i dont have any of these i hurt myself by slapping or punching the walls . all of this leaves bruises nd marks which r nt visible...
    masquerader masquerader 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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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 15 Responses Jul 27

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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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    "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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    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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    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 6 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I hurt myself today for the first time in a

    month. I scratched myself till I bled and punched my thigh about 30 times and I'm bruised pretty decently. I am feeling terrible and lonely
    idiotheque idiotheque 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Even though I see that self harm gets me

    nowhere, I sometimes have moments where I can't feel myself anymore and reverting to pain is the only thing that seems right and calming
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    after I told my boyfriend about my self harm

    and depression , he broke up with me . he said that I only did it for attention and I was a drama ***** . to this day he doesn't know that it was because of him that I attempted to take my own life . Be Kind To People You Never Know What Hell They're Going To . Chose What You...
    brokewings brokewings 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember the first time i self harm

    that time i was realy stress out and don"t know what to do that"s why i selfharm at first i would selfharm at a visible place because i thought no one would notice and it worl but after sometimes i manage to have a lot of friends and one day when i was upset i continue to...
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I remember the time I cut my thigh

    so deep that my skin opened up and I could see inside I felt really serene and calm but that turned into panic cos I thought I was gonna need stitches. I didn't lol.
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Getting clean.. I'm finally over my addiction

    to self harming.. This is the best I've felt in a long long time..
    SqueakyRaveFox SqueakyRaveFox 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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

    myself I do it to save myself
    sg123457 sg123457 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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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

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I"ve been free from self harm

    for 2 months never though i would make it ;)
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F Aug 11

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I hadn't did it in such a long time

    but I'm starting to burn and cut myself again. I'm just so depressed all the time and I don't know what to do anymore
    Jaymerz97 Jaymerz97 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 3

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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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    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    when my mom found out i was cutting in the

    eighth grade she told me i ruined her day. she promised my guidance counselor i would get therapy and start doing the things i wanted to do but it took over a year before i started seeing a therapist and when i was in the tenth grade i attempted suicide.
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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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    Ive self harmed for a lot oc years

    but recently its intensified I look like ive been attacked by a wild animal mainly using Stanley knife its not for distraction but to self destruction im skizophrenic have a demon that tells me to do it. been through lot of **** gang rape as 10yo child 30yrs of depression...
    inhell2014 inhell2014 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    it doesnt look very bad

    but its the first time ive cut in over a year and it felt so good
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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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    Last time I physically hurt myself was 3 days

    ago. That may not sound like that much time to some of you but for me right now its a miracle. I'm just counting the small blessings in the day-to-day.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Found my old blade and couldn't resist it.

    I ended up blacking out in my room while my mom was at the pub. I don't know if it needs stitches or not but can anyone tell me how to make it stop bleeding please???
    greysluver greysluver 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    brokewings brokewings 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know where it all went wrong

    but my life is a mess my life has never been easy and i have always had struggles to overcome but it has never been this bad i am suffering from Depression and an Anxiety Disorder i also suffer from Self Harm and it has just got so bad i do it all the time and i have to talk...
    jennylontay148 jennylontay148 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I burn. I use my curling iron.

    I have 7 or 8 burns. I started self harming a couple days ago. I've contemplated cutting myself but I never would. I've been depressed and had bad anxiety (Still am and do) since I was 12 . I'm currently starting 10th grade and am 15.
    ohlordimamess ohlordimamess 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I self harmed again,

    and it feels like i can't stop, whenever i need that release and to gain control i do it.
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    all i can think about right

    now is how much i want to slice up my wrists and get blackout drunk or take a shitton of mucinex dms to possibly od... god im so ******* miserable
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've self harmed since I was 12 (I'm almost 15

    now) I started when I was 12 when my online friend told me she self harms so I guess being 12 I did a stupid thing, I self harmed to understand her paige ( i know it was a stupid thing to do :/) it was an awful first experience! So when I was 13 I moved to the UK and a new...
    Yuki101 Yuki101 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days 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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    My mother knows I self harm

    and she's really mad at me for doing it. She makes fun of me like this whole thing is a joke! She thinks I'm crazy when I'm not! I'm just deeply wounded is all ;(
    bruisexviolet bruisexviolet 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2013

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    Hi I guess I should start this with an

    introduction My real name is G- and well i am what some people call a cuter, suicidal, attention seeker,and Etc. at first it was because of the bullying that would happen in my life, but late on like now it's because i'm am addicted to the pain, i punish my self for everything...
    blackSky1 blackSky1 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have self harmed since I was 11

    and I am now 14. I do it because I deserve it. I hate myself.
    StitchedWrists StitchedWrists 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Ok I know a lot of you will tell me not to

    or may answer something different but I was just wondering what other things I could use to..well you know-cut. Like I know a few things but like is there anything else I could use besides sharpeners, razors, etc.??
    gotohell227 gotohell227 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I cut today I'm not proud I hadn't cut

    for almost a year but i just couldn't take life anymore
    Thatscenekid Thatscenekid 13-15, M Aug 10

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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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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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...