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I Self-injure

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    I Have To Control Myself Or People Will Know

    I started self injuring around 7th grade and I used everything from knifes and razors to hangers and the curling iron. but since ive gotten older and my physical apperence is important to my job i havealmost completly stoppedbut i often crave it. Ive tryed using rubber bands but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    Paper Clip Diaries

    The reason behind it I do not know, but I know that it occured; how it felt. The immense pleasure in feeling the pain I brought onto myself; with a paperclip, of all objects. Angry, frustrated, sadenend, hurt, lonely; I picked it up,  it was the only thing near me. I ran it...
    PessimisticPsycho1996 PessimisticPsycho1996 66-70, F May 2, 2011

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    Masochist?

    someone recently told me that people that self injure are masochists. is this true?  and what is the definition of a masochist?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Maybe Not

    but may time i will risk my life just to do something think i am still looking for death
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 22, 2011

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    It Gets Harder Every Day

    I self injure, i have been for the past two year. i was raped and i think thats when it all started, he raped me at knifepoint in my own bed. i think i am ADDICTED! i know that sounds crazy, but i think i am, i cut when im sad, i cut when im lonely, i cut...
    scrantonxknights23 scrantonxknights23 13-15 2 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    I Self-injure.

    I cut my wrists, I just like to bleed is all. I don't cut deep, I just slice through the skin and that is enough for me. It's stupid but it's not really a major problem as long as I keep just slicing the skin ad don't start hacking my self apart.
    alymre alymre 13-15, F Oct 25, 2009

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    I Cannot Write But I Commit This To My One True Master, To Whom I Attempt To Please.

    The blood drips; I merely sigh With a fiendish laugh, and a gleam in my eye I find myself absorbed in a joy unexlpained And yet with an phsycopathic smile all may well be explained I find pleasure in my pain There seems to be a deficiency with my own brain As I find myself...
    PessimisticPsycho1996 PessimisticPsycho1996 66-70, F May 20, 2011

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    1 Cut, 2 Cut, 3 Cut, Etc.

    I started cutting myself at the very end of my senior year of college. I learned from a friend. I remember the EXACT day I cut myself. I was sick of the world, sick of school, sick of people. So I cut myself, right before our choir concert. No one knew. No one knew for quite a...
    xclevermealsx xclevermealsx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    Not Often, Yet It Happens

    I haven't for a few months now. I think the last time was in January. Before that it was maybe a year earlier. So its never like a daily, weekly or even monthly thing...
    CrazyHappySad CrazyHappySad 26-30, F Jun 12, 2012

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    Video

    I'm doing a YouTube video about self harm awareness. I would really, really appreciate anyone who would be willing to help me. I'm a self harmer myself but I think I could really benefit from making a video about it. I want to help people and I really believe this could be the...
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    1 Cut, 2 Cut, 3 Cut, Etc.

    I started cutting myself at the very end of my senior year of college. I learned from a friend. I remember the EXACT day I cut myself. I was sick of the world, sick of school, sick of people. So I cut myself, right before our choir concert. No one knew. No one knew for quite a...
    xclevermealsx xclevermealsx 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    Moments like this make me miss cutting. I look at my scars and wish I could just pick up the blade and release some of this anxiety and emotional pain.
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    I am scared that I will eventually not stop my self and injure someone, agin.
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    It was depressing to be out of work for several months. I am self employed. I got injured on the job and that put me out of work for a while. Not being able to work was really hard...
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    I am on Fluoxetine or Prozac for depression. I have self injured for 9 years and have just finished a course of CBT sessions. I don't know if what I have (if I even have anything...
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    Four weeks ago I experienced the extreme climax of yet another depression triggered/nervous breakdown. The month preceding that I was in what I thought was a beautiful...
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