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I Sometimes Hurt Myself

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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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    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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    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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    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Feb 1

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I hurt myself when I'm angry, mostly hitting myself really hard on the legs or face. Sometimes cutting. I usually cut when I emotionally hurt people. I feel like I deserved. I know...
    constellationoftears constellationoftears 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does anyone have any games or questions or anything distracting?
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F May 19

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    words can never describe how much i hate myself. i don't blame anyone for not caring about me and no wonder why I always end up alone . how they shut me out and label me...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    It is such a horrible feeling of keeping a secret from your family and friends and bottling up, not sure how to slip it into a normal conversation and not ruin everyone's mood by...
    deathnotefreak deathnotefreak 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I've always hurt myself trying to make everyone else happy. I know this time I will be happy. I'm making my dreams come true. Will it be selfish of me to move away when my...
    Amaelin Amaelin 26-30 May 4

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    I always told myself I'd never let myself fall into darkness. I'd never hurt myself. Yet here I am.
    LiviLuv24 LiviLuv24 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    A few weeks ago i 'got worse' and they said i was too unstable to have anything that i could possibly use to hurt myself. Seriously, everything. It was driving me insane :/ So i...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    sometimes i myself dont understand the crazy things that my mind makes me do..lolll
    mrsOrochester mrsOrochester 31-35, F 1 Response May 25

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    Sometimes I confuse myself about interactions with other people. I can't tell if I am afraid of being social, or if I just don't want to be social. It's hard for me to trust people...
    Aylehn022 Aylehn022 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am the ugliest thing God ever created. My Mexican neighbors to be specific, all think that I am the ugliest thing God ever created. What they don't know is that it hurts me...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have a logical reason to be upset, other than teen hormones that is. School is ending soon, failing in math, and can't seem to do better no matter how hard I try. I realize I'm...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I forgot who I am, and spent so long building up these walls. Little did I know, the isolation hurt more than the fight. So, I'm breaking them down. I'm learning who I am with each...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I always fall in love with the ones that don't love me back. The cycle repeats itself! I come off too strong too early, but that's just the way I am when it comes to love. Today I...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    It appears that I have done it again, only this time hurting another and not just myself. Ive started to see a pattern developing (maybe I always did it?), that when 'He' hurts me...
    MissTerious4 MissTerious4 36-40, F 9 Responses May 7

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    It doesnt always mean i want to change..sometimes i just want someone to understand,not try to change me....am i not good enough or something? If i was,.. then no one would want me...
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 3 Responses May 22

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    Hi I'm Leah and life is not something I ever really wanted but that's the thing you can't always get what you want people are going to judge me and they don't even know me but I...
    leahferguson7 leahferguson7 16-17 May 24

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    School is almost over.. I decided to go to the town so that I wouldn't think. When I was on the train, my heart started pounding so fast and so intensly. I tried to cover it's...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes my mind doesn't wonder, it leaves completely.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    (warning this is a very long story and i was just wanting to vent) my thoughts are going 100mph while I lay here in Ned awake since 2am it is now 7 am. I'm thinking about how much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    Short version: I met my friend 5 months ago, we connected on this amazing level, and within the two months I ended up meeting him in person in his state. We realised there was more...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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    When I've been talking to someone for too long, I become too empathic, which leads me to care too much about a person's well-being as if they're a sibling or something. I think...
    XantheoftheStar XantheoftheStar 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    To know me in person, I'm someone who is very sociable, funny and overall a kind soul. What I have in an abundance in humor and the gift of gab, I lack in the inability to hide my...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13