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I Stopped Cutting

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People


     It's been 58 days since I last cut myself. I don't think I would quite say that I've stopped, though; I still want it so badly. I've taken to snapping a rubber band. It's similar, but I won't say it's the same- because it isn't. I want to be done, but I still ...
    13rznsy 13rznsy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2009

    I Quit Cutting

    I cut for a few years started when i was 16. It was after I got put on anti depressants that I started to feel numb everywhere, no feeling for emotion or anything. It seemed like everything was just a dream and to make sure it wasn't and that it was real I would cut and then...
    s3xyrixa s3xyrixa
    22-25, F
    Oct 31, 2010


     Stopping cutting is one of my goals on EP... It's been two days now. When I last did it, I didn't get the usual pleasure from it. Does anyone here know if that means I'm almost over it or something? I was bummed at first, because cutting always made me feel better...
    13rznsy 13rznsy
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    Im Here For You All

    i still think about it sometimes but i know it wont solve anything. it will only perpetuate this horrible cycle of depression and self-loathing and self-harm......ugh... depression has a way of blocking out all the positive thoughts and letting in all the negative, horrible ones...
    foamborn foamborn
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2010


    For about one month now?? Month 1/2? Should I be keeping track of this? I'm really not sure haha. Anyways I broke my razors and I'm very proud of myself :D
    CowgirlMagic CowgirlMagic
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    Four Years.

    After four years of not cutting, I still think about it often. Not every day as I once had, but still often. As with any addiction, the temptation doggedly resurfaces after all this time. I have moved on. My life isn't stable, but I'm more capable of dealing with it now. I've...
    selio selio
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2010

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    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher
    26-30, F
    May 21, 2012
    KhildofKhaos KhildofKhaos
    Mar 8, 2015

    I Miss It.

    i stopped cutting a couple months ago. well... only because they would put me back in the hospital if i dont. i say i take my meds. but as soon as they turn their backs i throw them away. my skool will expel me for even one scratch if they think i did it to myself. m friends...
    baristababy baristababy
    3 Responses May 25, 2008

    Cut Off

    I first cut myself with a pocketknife when I was 11.  I kept cutting through all the therapy and medication on and off for 7 years. I'm now almost 19 and hopefully past it forever.  My worst episodes were on my thighs, which stopped me from wearing shorts or...
    jmulls jmulls
    18-21, F
    Feb 8, 2010

    It Came Out Of Nowhere

    I just...stopped. Nothing. It just stopped doing it for me; I couldn't ( and didn't particularly WANT to) cut that much or that deep, to get rid of the feelings. Wasn't even cutting a full year; only about 9 months. Really got an eating disorder, though; I kinda knew it was there...
    aodake aodake
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2010

    Ten Yrs Ago

    my legs used to have carvings around them but thank goodness they  healed and went away ... i only wish i would have a healthier release from pain ... because i would have rather had  physical pain than emotional pain anyday ...  but ive since found healthier...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2007

    Almost a Year--now What?

    (Warning: may contain triggers, don't let me bring you down with me) On the first anniversary, I cut for the first time. On the third, I stopped and abused narcotics. Here comes the fourth in a couple months, I managed to quit most of the drugs and I've been thinking of...
    LucidDementia LucidDementia
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2008

    Not Really..

    but I don't do it so often anymore.. but i need it about once a month... i used to do it about once a week sometimes even daily.. edit: I think I finally stopped..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 25, 2007

    Why Have I Stopped??

    the last time I cut myself was 11 years ago just after I got married. Still have the scars. Before then I cut myself while at school mainly bc a friend did it and told me she felt 'better 4 it'. I suffered from severe depression at the time-attempted suicide-failed-thats why Im...
    blondiesindy blondiesindy
    36-40, F
    Mar 3, 2008

    It Was a Long Road

    I'll give the condensed version of my story, because the whole story is way too long. I started cutting when I was 13 years old after I was taken advantage of at a summer camp. At first it was just once every week or two to help release the pain, but when that wasn't...
    trip23anp trip23anp
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    Desperate Times...

    The first time i cut myself was about 4 years ago. My mother and I were not speaking to my father (this was before the divorce). So one day, he decided he could come home from wherever he was, and start yelling at me. I was putting away the dishes and he threw a cup into the...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2008

    I Stopped Cutting Myself

    The last time I cut myself was in early October 2011. So it has been 1 month since I last cut myself. After I started to see a gender therapist and started the non-medical part of my transition (male-to-female), I have been much happier, more social, and no longer have the urge...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12
    26-30, T
    Nov 9, 2011
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