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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 3,669 People

    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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    I can go weeks with out cutting,

    or branding. However, I NEVER quit self harming; I just take a break from it. I'm at a point in my life where I have accomplished what someone my age should have accomplished. I got a advanced college degree, bought a car, condo, pay bills etc. The funny thing is none of these...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I tried to stop self harming

    and I went two weeks but then I did it again last night...
    dcook6 dcook6 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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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 self harmed so badly,

    it won't stop bleeding, I'm scared I hit an artery or vein. But last time I told my parents, they said they didn't care.
    dcook6 dcook6 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Brejanson Brejanson 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I guess I can say I used to,

    I've been clean or whatever the word is for a **** loadda time maybe a few months (probably jyxned myself and will probably do it tonight cuz jynxs suck the Pokemon and the thing)
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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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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    I burned myself with my cigarette.

    It helps me forget about everything else because all I do is focus on the pain. It helps me still know that I'm alive. See those 2 black dots?
    xoxoxxooxoxo xoxoxxooxoxo 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I want to cut again so ******* badly.

    I'm dying to use that razor on my skin and see all that blood. It's been months. I need a breather. But I'm sick of disappointing my fiancé. I don't know what to do anymore.
    NikkiWeasley NikkiWeasley 18-21, F 1 day 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 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    For about two to three years,

    I have self-harmed. Mostly cutting, but I also punched myself, punched objects, starved and made myself throw up {not sure if that the last two are classed as self harm or whatever}. Anyway, I'm not one of those emo kids or a person who self-harms for attention. I would still...
    luciethedepressedllama luciethedepressedllama 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was the cat, I swear.

    I burnt myself on the stove, I swear. I'm fine, I swear.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Jaden. This is my story of self-harm.

    I'm 16 years old. When I was 8, I lost my Mum, Carolyn, of cancer. I missed her so much.. This caused my Dad major depression. He ended up moving out around three years after she died, so I was forced to live alone. When I turned 14, the battle began. I took out a razor...
    JadenSOS JadenSOS 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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 have self harmed for over a year now

    and i am trying to stop but no matter how hard i try i end up failing and the cuts just get deeper and deeper and i dont what to do, my mum checks my arms, i constantly feel like a waste of space and a freak, makes me wonder if i should just listen to people
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 22

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    PLEASE LISTEN TO THE LAST NIGHT BY SKILLET!

    !!!!!! You come to me with scars on your wrist, you tell me this will be the last night feeling like this....
    StahpCopyingMyName StahpCopyingMyName 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I'm stuck in a mental hospital

    and I desperately need to self harm but I can't because I'm on 1:1 and don't have any blades. I'm going insane, I need to cut my arms and legs and stomach and chest and face. I need to cut my entire ******* body. But I can't. And it's pushing me over the edge.
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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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    I did it three times in a day last weekend.

    I don't know what's happening, everything has gone to ****. I'm falling apart
    xBleedMeDryx xBleedMeDryx 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One night about 1 year ago,

    I stabbed myself in the thigh twice to self harm. I was cutting my wrist with a razor, then I realised I wanted to feel more pain so I snuck into the kitchen, grabbed the biggest knife there was and went outside. At that point I was texting my friend telling her I was about to...
    IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I was 2 days clean...

    Not any more 😭😭😭😭😭🔫kill me
    michaeldax10 michaeldax10 18-21, M Jul 12

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    My mom found out about the self harming

    and is now always looking for scars and cuts. So I have found another way. Stuff like staying up till really early morning, not drinking enough water and then holding my hands in boiling water can do the trick. Also walking on burning hot asphalt or sharp stones can help...
    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 7 Responses Jun 18, 2014

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    Someone help me, what's an alternative

    for self harm that doesn't involve me hurting my self... If that makes sense
    cheyemarie cheyemarie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I can feel it pulling me under again.

    two days clean but I don't think I can do it, it's so hard
    tamsin100 tamsin100 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I haven't yet, but I think I am close to

    starting. I hate it when my mum just yells for no reason. Imagine you call her and call her (i don't mean by a phone or any kind of technology) and she doesn't answer and so i keep calling till she yells what?! like shes angry, well that's one thing, well that rarely happens...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    The other day my teahers made me have another

    meeting, there was about 7 teacher and they were talking to me, i had no idea why i was there again and then they told me it was because when i was getting changed for PE someone how know about it saw and they told them i did it again and they said from now on they are going to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7

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    I know what you're going through

    so if anyone needs someone to talk to I'm here for ya.
    masterjai masterjai 22-25, M Jul 13

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    Just bought my first lighter,

    I've been using matches so far
    Bikiexd Bikiexd 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've got a history of self harming

    but my method has changed as I got older. When I was 15ish, my method of release was cutting with the sharp point of a maths compass (unusual I know but it did the job and didn't leave the same permanent marks as a blade would have). Gradually I progressed to hitting myself in...
    Anon0188 Anon0188 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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

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    i burn myself when I get down

    for me it's an escape, but I need less scaring ways and effective any suggestions/help?
    Strivexwolf Strivexwolf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Just cut again for the first time in months.

    Today I went to go look at some student housing apartments but because I don't make 3x the rent I have to get a co-signer. My dad is the only option I have but he refuses to co sign for me. He knows it's not a good idea if I stay home but he's not making it any easier for me to...
    blackroses75 blackroses75 18-21, F Jul 25

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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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    So tomorrow my mum is making me go to the

    doctors to get help about it...which I'm not to keen on but if it makes her feel better then I'll go...I'm just wondering if anyone on here has had to speak to their doctor about self harm and how they did it...like what they said or anything :/
    daisyelz daisyelz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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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...