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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 3,709 People

    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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    I have harmed myself

    after one year of not doing it... Because of depression and due to being harassed by my neighbor for so long... I feel like such a failure... it was out of impulse behavior. Due to me being bipolar, I can't help what I feel and what I do
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Aug 15

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I haven't cut in a few months

    but something about today really set me off...I only ha r one cut and it's not that bad but I promised my friend I wouldn't and she told me if u cut she would cut ans she cuts really deep and I don't wanna tell her I cut cause shell cut and I ca.t say anything otherwise...but I...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M a week ago

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    tamzin100 tamzin100 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    I've just started again

    but I want to stop. Does anyone have any tips on what to do instead of self harming because my old isn't working as much now.
    JoshKilbride2 JoshKilbride2 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm early 20s and self harm

    when I feel very overwhelmed by emotion or my surrounding. Not often but it is something I've struggled with for years. Since puberty. Just sayin I'm here if anyone needs a strangers support. (:
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    ****, three days in a row.

    I guess I'm back to a bad habit. I've had to wear a bunch of bracelets because it's summer and I can't wear long sleeves. If anyone here can help me figure out how to cover them up please let me know. I have no idea what to do. When I'm doing it, I'm not thinking clearly...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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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've been clean from cutting myself

    for 10 weeks now. The urges are only getting worse but I keep telling myself it's not worth losing all my progress. As I was watching this movie, I was struggling with the urge to go get a blade, so I started scratching the top of my hand. It's not bleeding, but it does have a...
    Todashiko Todashiko 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I self harm . buts its been a long while

    since I have.. yet right now I could cut deeper then I ever have.. I just keep screwing up my life . digging a hole deeper and deeper.. to the point I am now were I just want to end it all.. I try telling my self its all gonna be OK.. it will get better. then I mess up again...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4

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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 miss it. I miss it every day.

    Every day, I make the decision to not cut myself over and over again. And I'm tired of making it. I have razors in my room for the day I need them again, my most reliable friends. For a long time, they were my only comfort. So much so, that nothing else helps. There are no...
    CigaretteEater CigaretteEater 18-21 Jul 4

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    Started when I was 14.

    . Now I'm 18 but still can't stop
    Sayuri96 Sayuri96 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Trying to cope with this knot in my chest

    without cutting myself, so I'm heading to the gym again. What do you do if you don't want to cut but you feel like you're on the edge? Because cutting and smoking are the only things that seem to alleviate the weight now a days. Happy Monday.
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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 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 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 Aug 2

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    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 1 Response Aug 8

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    I self harm and yet I'm not ashamed of my scars

    nor do I hide them any more. I used to cut on my arm till one drunk night I cut so deep I gave my self permanent nerve damage in my left arm. after that night I started cutting my chest. witch all the scars look like I've been in some knife fights. I haven't cut in awhile. yet I...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M a week ago

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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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    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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    I found a new way to self harm

    and it has went unknown plz don't try it could get u really sick but I don't care
    wolf124 wolf124 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 1

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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'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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    Relapsed the other night.

    I used a rope and rubbed it back and forth over my ankle...didn't think I went as deep as I did. Now I can't wear shorts or go to the beach since it's so obvious of what it is :/ I hate myself.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 Aug 1

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    I relapsed yesterday

    after like a month or so. It's been rough lately, and I don't really know what to do about it anymore
    keshanahr keshanahr 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I keep on fainting and getting really drowsy

    and wanting to throw up after I cut. Is there any way to stop fainting after I self harm. Don't say "don't self harm" cuz I'm going to do it regardless of if you say that or not and its not going to help me whatsoever.
    JustaGirlWhoDrinksTooMuchTea JustaGirlWhoDrinksTooMuchTea 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs 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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    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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    Damnit. cut again today

    after a month. thankfully their not deep, but still a whole month.
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Aug 3

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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 Aug 1

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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
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 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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    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 feel like a ******* psycho!

    I'm with my family at breakfast and I don't have my knife on me. this is such a ****** feeling, I don't even know how to process it.
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    i am feeling very restless

    and have so many thiugbts rright now. the main one which i cannot seem to shake is how badly i want to selh harm. its all i think about i dont know how to shake it.....
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F Aug 4

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