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I Self-harm

For those who self-harm and want to share their stories. 3,547 People

    Drawing on myself really is therapeutic.

    I just can't do it around my bad scars because that tends to be triggering for me.
    Itfloo Itfloo 18-21, F May 23

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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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    Just carved F-AG into my hip

    because I'm so worthlessly stupid you wouldn't believe it. I have a bunch of bruises and I just couldn't stand feeling achy and gross anymore so I fixed it. Sort of. Anyway I'm not freaking out so much anymore, so there's that at least.
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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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 May 19

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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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    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 May 23

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    Goodbye 4 days clean.

    ........ :'( waiting for my parents to leave the house so I can cut.
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    i am trying to stop, i have been clean now

    for 2 weeks but the urge to cut is getting stronger and stronger and i cant tell my mum about it yet so i cant get proper help yet but does anyone have any ways for me to try to stop the urges abit
    chloe40660 chloe40660 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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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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    "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 8 Responses Jun 18, 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    I can feel it creeping back,

    when there is nothing to do thats all I think about. I cant control it anymore, and I can't hide it anymore, there is no one to lean on, no one that listens. I just need help, I have stopped for months, but now its different, he's back, I dont know whats going to happen.
    ImNoAngel99 ImNoAngel99 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    I was clean for six months.

    Six freaking months. But I'm weak, and now I'm not. I feel ashamed, yet I have no intention of stopping. I'm giving up.
    BlackenedIrises BlackenedIrises 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 3, 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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    iluvdlb iluvdlb 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 16, 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'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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    Am I stronger for not cutting

    or cutting? Which pain makes me stronger and better?
    depressedandanxious depressedandanxious 16-17, F 1 Response May 21

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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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    Days clean: Purging- 1 Cutting- 1 Fraught off

    the urges all day. So tempted right now. Got a really stress inducing conversation right before I was about to go to sleep. Hopefully I can nod off before my mind starts playing tricks on me.
    Itfloo Itfloo 18-21, F a week ago

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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 May 22

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    So yesterday I was going to cut my thighs with

    a brand new box cutter for the first time in months...after awhile of thinking things over and calming myself down....I finally decided that cutting myself again wasn't going to solve anything.... But then I stood up.... As I stood up from the chair the knife went into my boob...
    Nothingicandoaboutit Nothingicandoaboutit 16-17, F a week 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 want to tell my friends

    who know about my past self harm problem that I'm cutting again so I can have some sort of support, some sort of freedom from this weight that's crushing me, but I'm scared they'll report me, get me sent to therapy again. I'm so torn.
    BlackenedIrises BlackenedIrises 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    It seems like there isn't many guy self harmers

    on here. I feel like the only one dang.
    thatyoungmetalhead thatyoungmetalhead 16-17, M 2 days 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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    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 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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    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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    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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