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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 3,536 People

    Summer is so hot here.

    Especially with a jacket on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 21

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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 just self harmed after over a year of not

    doing it. I felt like I needed the release so I wouldn't do anything worse than that.
    Ambernonymous Ambernonymous 18-21, F May 14

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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'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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    Yes I spent all day thinking about cutting.

    No I'm not ok. Yes I want your help. I need your help. Things I want to say to all of my friends, but I'm too scared to.
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    u know what. i feel like i derserve it.

    i feel like im failing everyone i feel like i shouldn't do it but i just ....... i don't know the right words for it but i feel like i derserve the abusiveness that my guardian throws at me or the lies my parents tell me or the backstabbing or the other little things that hurt...
    drowningandfalling drowningandfalling 13-15, F 1 Response May 4

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    I am here, existing but desolate.

    What am I doing, distracting myself from the colorless life that I have finally accepted as mine. Colorless is perhaps a bit melodramatic, red it is there as my ally. When there is too much of the unexplored that only leads to disorder, I can always count on seeing the red that...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 26-30, F Apr 30

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    I cut an I know it's bad

    for me but it is hard not to do it. It got so bad that I was hospitalized the week of my birthday for 12 days. I just want someone that I can care about and love without them leaving me bc im messed up.
    Wannafallhard Wannafallhard 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    iluvdlb iluvdlb 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    You know my Name not my story.

    You see my smile but it's not real. You see me happy but I'm hurting. I self harm. Know one understands the struggle I go through to get up everyday... I hate the fact that people make fun of others for self harming or act like it's not a big de. Well it is. I also suffer from...
    Madimac Madimac 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    I haven't cut for 2 weeks

    and I relapsed it's so upsetting but at the same time I want more
    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Am I stronger for not cutting

    or cutting? Which pain makes me stronger and better?
    depressedandanxious depressedandanxious 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 recently turned 30,

    and I have self harming since 12 yrs of age, on and off. I've gone months to years without insistent. However, self harming s always there like a companion that is always be there to make you feel better, if you can't take any more. I will be honest, I have no intention of...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 26-30, F May 15

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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 sometimes find myself surprised

    that I didn't self-harm earlier on in my life because there’s so many reason why I would have; a) because giving myself physical pain could help suppress a much more powerful and destructive pain, emotion; b) pain can make it feel as though nothing else matters and all my...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 23

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    How am I supposed to get these damn screws off?

    ! I'm going CRAZY! I have to cut! :(
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    I cut a few day ago and I don't know how I'm

    gunna cover them. My uncle invited my family down to the lake and my dad is making me go which means more of my family is going to be there and idk how to cover them I mean I've got a few bracelets but that won't cover them. HELP ME!!!!
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    Cut again today after school.

    Why can't people just look past the way someone looks and dresses before they judge? It's kinda stupid.
    EmotionalEmoBoy EmotionalEmoBoy 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    I've Been self harming

    since I was 8 and I was clean for one month until yesterday morning...I feel worthless
    EmRiddell EmRiddell 13-15, F 1 Response May 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, 2014

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    Today my dad got a glimpse of the cuts on my

    arm. I work hard to cover them up but sometimes my sleeve rolls up and one or two of them become visible. Even though we were at my cousins college graduation he took it upon himself to grab my left arm and yank it towards himself to get a better view, all the wile the entire...
    antihero98 antihero98 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I don't do it to try

    and die, I don't do it to punish myself. I just do it to feel something other than emptiness. it never scars and doesn't always bleed but it makes me feel better and more alive
    tamsin100 tamsin100 13-15, F 2 days ago

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

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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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    Its a addiction that

    even i don't understand and its blood makes me excited am i crazy? That it does not horrid me?
    deaththinker911 deaththinker911 16-17, M 3 Responses May 14

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    I cut myself with a knife

    and say it was the cat. I vry myself to
    shmexylexy shmexylexy 13-15, F 6 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 we cut for attention,

    why do we try so hard to hide it? You don't understand it unless you've been through the things we have. <3
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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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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    It has been roughly 3 minutes

    since I last cut .... Whoop whoop go me !!
    PurpleRose95 PurpleRose95 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    my friends saw and want to send me to

    counceling. I'm scared :'(
    2Kawaii4u 2Kawaii4u 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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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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    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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    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...
    YoureMyDemonMyDemise YoureMyDemonMyDemise 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 7, 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 go very long without cutting anymore.

    I get the urge to cut in the middle of class, and so I cut under the desk.
    WhereThereIsHope WhereThereIsHope 18-21, F 3 Responses May 12

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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