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I Struggle With Self-injury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    Can't Get Away.

    i have been struggling with self injury for six years now, and i am so sick of it. it is recently that i realized how much i'm losing control. some days i can't think about ANYTHING except what i could do next to experience a new, different kind of pain. first it began with just...
    lovemeforeverx0 lovemeforeverx0
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2010


    Self-injury doesn't 'work' for healthy people: that is, rather than providing a sense of relief, it merely hurts." But, if most self-injurers are using self-mutilation as a stress-management technique, what are some healthy alternatives they can use when a major stressor comes to...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Oct 8, 2010

    This Thing That I Hate

    I started cutting myself about 7 1/2 years ago.  At that time, i was really struggling with depression/ panic attacks/ suicidal thoughts.  I don't think I really knew what I was doing.  All I knew was that it made me feel better somehow.  I was cutting my arms...
    libby1027 libby1027
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2007

    I had a very traumatic experience happen to me

    before. It was a horrible time for me, and I felt nothing but emotional pain and anguish. I started to cut myself because I believed that I deserved it, and for the time being, the pain would go away, and I felt nothing but relief. I have been doing it for about a year now...
    Runnerforever21 Runnerforever21
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury

    Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30 days? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a short online study. The purpose of this research is to examine health factors related to...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher
    26-30, F
    May 21, 2012

    I Used to

    Hey, im whriting to tell you about how i feel or used to feel about the Self injury... last year, i was dating with a guy, aftet a while, he left me... that destroy me, so i started cutting my self... to the end of the year, the cuts were deeper and longer!, i was too scared...
    mdr1489 mdr1489
    16-17, F
    Jun 19, 2007

    A Miscommunitcation

    I started to cut when I was in my freshman year of High school, It started because I felt so alone and so unloved. I felt that maybe one day I'll hit a vein. It was worse when I had reached a low when the only person that I felt cared about, seem to absolutely hate me. I used to...
    IgnisMidnight IgnisMidnight
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2011

    Slipped Up...

    I have struggled with self-injury for about 8 years. It started becoming easier to deal with when I finally identified the reasons why I was doing it, and tried to work on those a little. I am (or was) proud to say that I hadn't cut for well over a year... until Friday night. I...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby
    31-35, F
    Oct 5, 2008

    Please Help Researchers Understand Self-harm

    Hello again from the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL)! Would you like to help us understand how to help people who self-harm? We are currently recruiting participants for the second phase of our research on self-harm, and we want your help! Participating in...
    PERL2009 PERL2009
    Feb 4, 2010

    11 Years Now....

    Its been a little more than 11 years since I 1st cut myself. Its been 11 years since I picked up a blade late at night, and slide it across my wrist, to try and take away all of the pain. I so badly wish I could go back in time, 11 years ago, and undo it. I wish I could go back...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2010
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