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I Sometimes Hurt Myself

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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...
    mistresslex mistresslex 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 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 8 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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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 4 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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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    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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    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 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I thought I over come hurting myself I didn't ... :(
    MAC619 MAC619 16-17, F Jan 21

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    These cuts doesn't hurt as much as people hurt me emotionally.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Since I was a teenager I've had the urge to cut myself and I was already seeing a counselor at the time for sexual abuse and anxiety so I told her my new urges and she didn't take...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I was sprinting then I hit a wire i caught myself with my hands but my wrists are bruised. I can't really hold anything and my palms are bleeding. XD I am stupid.
    Jiveyguy Jiveyguy 18-21 6 days ago

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    I must confess I get a little disappointed when no one else finds it funny but hey, made myself laugh! lol But wait! It just occurred to me, if no one else finds what I've written...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I live in my mind. It's where I say and think whatever I want to, and no one says **** about it.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. This isn't my usual self. I just wish I didn't exist right now :(
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I keep fantasizing about throwing a punch at someone so they will beat me up until I feel alive. I feel so guilty lately and It's such a lie that plays in my head, but I feel so...
    sweetsavanna sweetsavanna 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    **** everything and everyone. I'm so sick of it all. I just wanna be in Tennessee, forever
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    There's me again, ******* up everything again. I can't ever do anything right and this time I don't know if I can reverse it.
    xghly xghly 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I've learned that, on this site, sharing things related so self harm or mental disorders is seen as weird, gross or laughable u-u People need to learn that this stuff is all...
    Moomooing Moomooing 18-21, F Jan 11

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    I really wanna cut tonight, but it's so hard to fight the urge. I'm trying to be strong, buts it's not easy.
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm banging my broken wrist into the wall and it's bleeding and I'm once again about to commit suicide, there's no end is there
    thelonelyconfused thelonelyconfused 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I know it's not right. I know it will lead to a complete disaster and yet I'm doing it. It's like punching through 100 glass walls just to get a bite of a delicious ice cream. Once...
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Love Ramblings I saved you for me My sight is restored My ragged breath is captured Whether in this moment Or forevermore I don't remember Who saved who...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I feel sad all the time, I find it hard to smile, I cant remember the last time I was happy, I hate waking up every morning, I hate looking in the mirror I hate my face I hate my...
    AlyUniqueGirl AlyUniqueGirl 16-17, F Jan 9

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    The only problem with this, is when I end up hurting myself by pushing someone away who I really care about. I don't want to get hurt, but I also don't want to keep pushing people...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Cutting is not doing @#$%!!! for me anymore....so it is time to try something stupid.......I hurt my girlfriends feelings, now I gotta hurt myself worse than I hurt her.
    zombieman1 zombieman1 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm 14 but I can say I have fallen in love and broke my own heart because I had to break up the one I fell in love with he's was too old for me and everyone was saying I had to for...
    WeridGirlRawr WeridGirlRawr 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I guess since I forgive others it makes me a target for mean spirited people. I have no choice though, If I harbor the badness then I hurt myself. It just eats at me when I feel...
    Stuart3 Stuart3 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm home by myself.... I've been really triggered to hurt myself lately .-. Now seeing my arms with out a long sleeve shirt on... God I want to take a kitchen knife to my wrist
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I was born with a gift. Sounds like a blessing, right? But in some ways it is a curse. I've called myself a monster for so many times. I feel like Elsa from Frozen, and its no...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I was humping my pillow. I felt that I wanted to do something naughty. So I took my pillow case and chop sticks and pushed the pillow case up my A$s. I was able to get most of it...
    pillowsexxx pillowsexxx 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I recently met you and really have got so close to you shared everything I been through and u also did with me. I suppose I am pushing you away in fear that you will hurt me also...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Guilt. Self doubt. Two character flaws that have tainted every part if my life. I wasted many years living in the past, dwelling on experiences that simply did not matter, feeling...
    nipplelover43 nipplelover43 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Hey guys. I wrote this as a letter ill never send. let me know what you think? I stopped writing for a while, mostly because, well, I wanted to block out how I had been feeling...
    abbylynn98 abbylynn98 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The mind wanders. This morning I saw a question about what song would you choose to listen to for the rest of your life. Today is one song, last week it was another, the week...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago