I Sometimes Hurt Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 170 People

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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


    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

    I have trichotillomania

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Aug 23, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Sep 27, 2012
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Guess More Extremy

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

    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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