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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...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2008

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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...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2011

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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...
    Cigarettegirl91 Cigarettegirl91 22-25, F Mar 4

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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...
    TurnThePaige TurnThePaige 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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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...
    imjustlikeyou imjustlikeyou 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 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...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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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...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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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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    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...
    deathonsummersday deathonsummersday 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 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...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 Sep 27, 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...
    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...
    Dreamwishes Dreamwishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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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...
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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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...
    butterfly46107 butterfly46107 26-30, F Nov 12, 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...
    WolfintheWillows WolfintheWillows 18-21, M Sep 26, 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...
    screamingstranger screamingstranger 13-15, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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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...
    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 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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...
    mistresslex mistresslex 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    I'm constantly hurting emotionally... I used to self harm.. it helped deal with all the problems for a while.. for a while, I was in control of my problems.. no one could hurt me...
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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I hurt my hand. I jerked it back then it made pop sound and felt weird now it's like a pinching pain from the nuckle of my pinky to my wrist and I can't straighten it. No...
    spidygirl96 spidygirl96 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I lost my best friend and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm not doing this for attention, or pity. I don't expect any of it. I just need to let it out. I cut myself today. My first time carving a word in my skin. A few years back, when...
    BabyGirlNina4Daddy BabyGirlNina4Daddy 70+, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    A provocative sickness flows Through my veins Trying to coax my demons out Until I relapse and succumb Back into my old ways
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I feel like relapsing again. And it sucks. I'm not sure what to do.
    Silentscreamsx3 Silentscreamsx3 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    im a horrible person and i don't know why i only deserve to die and i need someone to save me
    Austin5123 Austin5123 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It really bothers me when people ask for help, or for someone to talk with. And when you do! They say thanks ... and I feel ... well I feel like whatever I say is not what you...
    TiMac TiMac 46-50, F Mar 18

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    Life is cruel sometimes but you have to push through- you'll be all right :) People have bullied me and hurt me before- and it still greatly impacts my self-esteem today. But you...
    calmingmelody calmingmelody 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    When im drunk and out with friends I totally let go and dont care what I look like but the next day I hate myself! Im so ashamed of the way I behaved I want to hurt myself. I feel...
    misindecisive misindecisive 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23

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    I sometimes hate myself because I'm a lesbian. I was bullied really badly when I was younger because people suspected me. Now it's a lot more accepted at my school, but I still...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 26

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    When I make a mistake, I hate myself, I get angry with myself & I want to hurt myself & punish myself!!! I feel worthless. I suffer from depression & social anxiety. I mentally...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I hate myself, but cutting never even makes me feel better. I only want to do it more and harder once I start. It never satisfies me. I hate myself so much and nothing helps. I...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Why does everything always have to be so hard? But I guess that's life... I went from one addiction to the other. From self-harming to drugs and then back to self-harming myself...
    MonjaVictor MonjaVictor 16-17, F Apr 1

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    Any one has a razor .i really need to cut myself and see my blood . I am sick of always hurting myself from inside if I can't stop myself from inside I will do it on the outside.
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I'm so tired of everything. I've got no one but my daughter. I've been left again with nothing. More lies. More betrayal. More broken promises. I can't take it anymore. I'm tired...
    abbylynn98 abbylynn98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Everyday. Every second. Every millisecond. I'll never stop improving myself. I refuse to fall back into an ocean of dark actions. :) I refuse to hurt myself.
    ForgiveForgetLetitGo ForgiveForgetLetitGo 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I sometimes find myself lost and confused w/ life not understanding what to do because of the "norm" that we as people put for ourselves. I too am guilty of portraying and acting...
    Sdm2987 Sdm2987 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hello, this is my first time typing a experience, so I apologise if my writing isn't the standards you are used to. Yes, I talk to myself. But it is a different kind of talking to...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I disgust myself, I should be happy; I have absolutely no worries in the world yet I become a sobbing ugly mess every single night. I hurt my self and feel better for seconds then...
    sapphirelake sapphirelake 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Just had to tell my 14 ur old son That I don'tove his dad anymore and that's why I am leaving for a couple of days. I hurt more for him than myself because I have been there.
    Hope70 Hope70 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My whole life I was told by the people i love that I am ugly. The sad thing is I really believe I am too. Sometimes it's really hard to look in the mirror without becoming...
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to curl into a ball and just slowly die... and some days, I wish I had..
    Elenour Elenour 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I live so far away from my family and friends. I have no friends currently since I moved here I'm sad cause my S/O doesn't even talk to me as much anymore. I keep feeling bottled...
    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know who I am anymore. Then again, I don't believe I never knew who I was in the first place. Everywhere I've gotten to or accomplished was because I had others to help me...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I believe this is the major reasoning for all that holds me back from many things in my life. I allow myself to only get so close. I have deep rooted fears of being hurt again. Not...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 Mar 23

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    They never beat me in the face so that no one can see but my whole family hates me. They call me names and punish me. Like hitting me on my bum or giving me their leftovers cold as...
    SabrinaInTears SabrinaInTears 13-15, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I belong also under I love a drug addict...I have been married for going on five years. I have a little boy and one on the way. Me and my husband have been together for almost 10...
    achingheart123 achingheart123 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 1 Response Mar 21