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I Self-harm

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

    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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    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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    After more than a year without

    even thinking about it today y was so down I started to feel the urge again. I didn't do it, but the thought is still in my mind
    l1l1h4 l1l1h4 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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 relapsed badly this time,

    i thought i would be ok
    fuckedupbacon fuckedupbacon 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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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 a week 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 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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, 2014

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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

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 3, 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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    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 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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    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'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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    I'm so stupid that I can't

    even self harm right, will these leave scars or be gone in a week and nobody will find out?
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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, 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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    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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    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 miss cutting myself

    but I can't because my parents hid blades from me
    lauj16 lauj16 16-17, F Mar 30

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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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    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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    Shaywen Shaywen 16-17, F Mar 26

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I relapse. Every single time.

    Another day, another scar, another place.
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    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 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 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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    "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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    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F Apr 8

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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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