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I Sometimes Hurt Myself

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    If Only...

    I only hurt myself when I'm angry. When I feel a little victimized. I still don't really know why because I don't really have a reason. I know why I started doing it, but not why I continue. You see when I was 13-14 I became depressed. And I thought, since I was getting sad and...
    hurts2much hurts2much 18-21, F Nov 6, 2010

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    Do You Really Understand The Emotional Hurt ?

    Do people really know what we go through? They are so quick to judge you just because they find out what goes on. But do they really know what is happening ? No, they don't . They will never understand the emotional lain and the feeling that no one cares . People don't understand...
    Dreamwishes Dreamwishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    The Only Reason I'm Hurting Is Because Of The Cut

    My dad walked out a fortnight ago, the 11th of December 2009 to be exact. He came into my room before he left to remind me that he still loved me. It wasn’t until he’d left my room that I woke up enough to realise that he was leaving. For the next week I lived in a bit of a...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2011

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    I Don't Cut Or Burn Or Anything Like That... I Could Never.

    All I do is scratch my body all over before I go to bed every night. I only leave the white/light red scratches. They're always gone by morning. I don't want to bleed all over my sheets.
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    I have trichotillomania

    and recently it has gotten worse due a traumatic event in my life
    lolitaxSweetie lolitaxSweetie 18-21, F Jul 14, 2015

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    The Hate I Have For Myself...

         I don't know when it started... feels like awhile ago. But I've started to hate myself. I've started to realize how gross and messed up I really am, and how much a terrible person I am. I'm awful. I'm disgusting, gullible, stupid, lazy, and selfish.     I punish...
    screamingstranger screamingstranger 13-15, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Strong Enough

    When I get severely stressed out I scratch myself. Not little scratch marks, but long painful lines along my thighs. My nails Are nearly three quarters of and inch long (just the tips). I started doing this almost two years ago, when I was at a point where I could feel nothing...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 Sep 27, 2012

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    It Made Me Feel Better.

    my bf is quite blunt and he will say I'm kind of fat. I hate my weight and it hurts my feelings a lot. Im very emotional. And I hate that so when I get really upset I used to bang my head into the wall because all I could focus on after that was the knot on my head. But I...
    imjustlikeyou imjustlikeyou 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Sometimes I just get

    so upset and feel like nobody loves me or cares for me and I will cut myself. Once I've done it I relax...
    katherinapmts katherinapmts 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I do not cut myself It makes too much mess I

    don't drink very often It just makes me act dumb I cannot commit suicide Those I love would never forgive I cannot get another to kill me Believe me I have tried I cannot burn myself I have enough scars already And so I bang my head It rarely makes a mess It helps me to forget...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2015

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    Guess More Extremy

    I used to love to do things just for the risk of death
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 20, 2013

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    Promises Make Perfect?

    When I was in fifth grade I started cutting. My friend found out, grabbed a piece of glass and slashed his arm four times, deep. He said he wouldn't stop if I didn't. It hurt me so much watching that blood dripping down his arm and down into the soil then watching an ambulance...
    TurnThePaige TurnThePaige 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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    I cut myself today for the first time in 2

    years. I promised myself I wouldn't do it again but I lost control of my emotions and broke my own promise..
    hannahmpurcell hannahmpurcell 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Feb 1, 2015

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    Hey...don't ignore this,

    just give me a chance to explain Don't grab your "tools" whenever you feel bad.Remind yourself what will happen if you give up.How are you going to deal with it and how are you going to feel?Then refocus your goals,is giving up that easy?The relief that comes from self-harming...
    ghostdolly ghostdolly 13-15, F Jan 24

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    I Think Everyone Hurts Themselves...

    maybe not physically but emotionally or spiritually or whatever else. I used to hurt myself physically but not anymore. But I do hurt myself with I guess other people's help? I don't like it, but I guess its just a habit, or if I feel the need to cry and I can't cry. Not sure...
    butterfly46107 butterfly46107 31-35, F Nov 12, 2013

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    I Hit Myself

    I don't do the typical cutting thing anymore, it doesn't get my anger at myself out. I punch myself really hard all over my body but mainly on my arms and legs. I stopped doing this for a bout 6 months while I was severely anorexic because the aching hunger was enough for me to...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    I Have Been a Scratcher

    Since about eighth or ninth grade, I have been a scratcher on and off. I was really stressed out about something, and my friend showed me that she scratched herself with a safety pin after sanitizing it with fire. I thought that sounded great since I needed a release, so I...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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    Hurt

    when i am feeling really depressed, i take a sharp object and start scratching at my skin until i cant stand it anymore. it relieves me and calms me down.
    waitingsolong waitingsolong 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    The Scars Of A Broken Child

    i remember when i was a kid. the first time i lost a wrestling match i was ten years old.  my father  drove me home from the meet and when we got to the house he hit me so hard in the face that one of my teeth fell out and my nose began bleeding. he told me that if i...
    deathonsummersday deathonsummersday 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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    Trying To Destroy My Kidneys

    I'm trying to get some form of kidney damage. I've quit drinking water, all I drink is soda and Kool-aid (which has a lot of water in it... I'll probably cut that out). I would love for the phosphoric acid to eat away at anything inside me. I really want to feel the sharp...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Staying Strong

    I used to cut myself when i was stressed or upset. i stopped when my sis and my mom found out and made me promise to get help. i did and now its been almost 2 years since i stopped cutting im glad i stopped. my sister started cutting and now she comes to me for help instead after...
    Heartbroken122 Heartbroken122 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Like when making coffee,

    if I'm not careful, I burn myself. DX And today I hit my elbow on my desk in class today. I'm sick and now I have a bruised elbow. Great way to start the week. Lol.
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Buildup

    I thinkbefore it was my way of just making me pay attention to watever i was doing, justa quick smack across the face like a lady would give a rude man. over time it's gotten worse tho, lately ive had a repeated moments where the stress was overbearing on me and i needed the...
    WolfintheWillows WolfintheWillows 18-21, M Sep 26, 2012

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    Sometimes I feel like I want to kill myself,

    that feeling just randomly hits me at full force and i feel like my life is out of control so i cut myself or burn or sometimes I starve myself just to think and feel about something else, to get my mind off of it.
    xXMyLastEscapeXx xXMyLastEscapeXx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2015

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    Everyday...

    I have been a cutter for about 2 years now. I was caught a few weeks ago and now my wrists are checked on a weekly bases. Of course they are too stupid to check my hips and legs. I love the feel of the corner of the blade cutting into my skin and watching the blood leak out of...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    The pain I feel tonight is so ******* immense. It literally hurts in my chest. I want to scream and cry. Throw something maybe. But instead I'll just silently lay here in the dark...
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    i like to be alone with myself to relax and ease my mind.
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    ugh, sometimes man i swear they're ******* retarded. but sometimes they're bearable, only sometimes.
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    Whoever commented on my last post that my anti-depressant pills do not make people happy was right. I don't feel like myself right now, is like I am watching myself from far far...
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    When I am hurting...I can't bear to think of what would happen if I were to hurt someone else...I don't want to leave...but I'd rather hurt myself than those I love...because if I...
    ParumDaemonium ParumDaemonium 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    I feel so disappointed and sad... not just now, I´ve been feeling that way since some time ago... not about anything in my real life, nothing wrong there, on the contrary, but...
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    Have you ever wanted to be so loved that they never had to tell you the words "I love you" because you could already feel it from them? I dream of that, I dream of being kissed on...
    PandaCat314 PandaCat314 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have really bad attachment and trust issues and sometimes I'm grateful for them because they save me from getting myself hurt or heartbroken but sometimes I hate them because I...
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    Why can't I shout anymore? I write to express my feelings, yet I find myself lulling the noise as I pick up my pen. I wonder if I'm afraid to see myself ugly. I wonder if...
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    I completely shut down. My heart is aching and what makes it worse is I can never seem to express myself when hurting. I laugh a lot and hide behind my smile. I have to, especially...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do I make these ridiculously long threads?
    Imbolcumbra Imbolcumbra 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    my ex's friend just told me to go kill myself. I've been struggling with suicide and self harm for awhile now. the fact that some people can be so awful astounds me.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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