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I Used to Cut

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    distractedcharms distractedcharms 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    for the longest time,

    i tried and wanted to be bulimic and/or anorexic. I don't know why i wanted it, but I did. It doesn't make me messed up, but it does make me horribly confused on my priorities. I don't wish to be anymore, but I do wish to be more motivated to get out there and exercise. I used...
    eddyskittles eddyskittles 18-21, F May 24, 2014

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    I've only ever cut myself a few times

    but when I did it wasn't with a knife. It was with a sharp but dull object so I made sure it would hurt me much more. I want to do it all the time but I haven't in a really long time
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F Sep 25, 2014

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    It's officially been 2 clean months

    for me💕 For anyone struggling with cutting you are always welcome to talk to me💕 keep fighting loves😘
    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I Hate To Admit...

    Almost 2 years ago i used to cut.. i still wear some of the scars, almost like a faded memory of my past. I wasn't trying to get attention at all... i used to hide it by wearing a jacket all the time... but nobody knew the story behind it. I hate people that judge they only know...
    MaxWilleatyourbrains MaxWilleatyourbrains 16-17, F 4 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Yes....as a teenager/twenty-something I used to

    cut. It was a long time ago and the urge has loooong passed.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    Before I cut I would get this pain in the

    middle of my chest. In the time I was cutting I had no pain in my chest. I'm almost 2months clean now but I'm having that pain in my chest again...
    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    DearIniquity DearIniquity 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    It's been about three months

    since I last cut.. And the dark circle in the middle is when I accidentally burnt myself.
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    For almost 20 years. Recently stopped.

    It's a constant struggle but I'm staying strong :)
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm 6 months free....

    But my friend is doing it now and he won't say why. I'm tempted to take his razors, but no one is allowing me to do it because they think I'm going to start again.
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I Can Finally Say Used To!! :d

    I can finally say USED TO!!! I used to cut. Period. I USED TO! I am so proud to say that it isn't even funny! :D So yes I used to cut. I cut for 2 years. And I finally got up the feeling to stop completely 2 months ago. I'm finally done! I do a special kind of therapy that my...
    xXPsychochic56 xXPsychochic56 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I'M Finally Ok With People Seeing My Self Injury Scars

    I work at a health clinic as a clinic assistant. While I was getting ready to draw a patient's blood, she said, "I have the same scars that you have on your arm." I stupidly hold out my arm, the only one that has visible scars on it, and look at it like I've never looked at it...
    jenbuff jenbuff 22-25, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Hold On To What You Have- Its Long But It Has A Point

    First there was the boy I'd had a crush on for nearly a year. That lasted four weeks before I broke up with him because we were both too young to know how to be in a relationship (young 14). Then there was the second guy, who'd fancied me for almost a year and a half, who I...
    LonelyFirefly LonelyFirefly 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    I have severe clinical depression

    and I have trouble dealing with other people's disappointment in me, when I'm already disappointed in myself and hate everything that I am. I mostly used to cut when I disappointed or made my mom mad, she screams at me and I feel like I should punish myself for whatever it was...
    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    hii, my name is eirin,

    i have cut my self around 200times, and i have quit now
    eirin01 eirin01 22-25, M Apr 11

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    It's been 2 1/2 months

    but every time I think about it, my scars will hurt. Does this happen to others? Why does it happen?
    Waterstorm Waterstorm 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    I've been clean for almost a week now.

    ...but today in school a guy that sits right next to me accidentally cut himself during class...and honestly after seeing that blood I want to cut again...I spent the rest of the classes today just playing with this razor blade...staring at it and touching my skin with it...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I suffer from major depressive disorder

    and for a long time I used to cut, until one day I met a girl who had been through the same thing and something made me realise that this wasn't the best way out, I stopped and I did my best to help her, neither of us did it regularly for a few years but there were times when I...
    con131140 con131140 13-15, M Sep 12, 2014

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    These Are My Scars

    I used to cut. Am I proud of it? No. But do I hate myself for it? Absolutely not. I have 3 pretty noticeable horizontal scars running parallel to each other on my left arm. They're there, and they will be there every day from now on, but they don't hold me back from anything...
    ojhstudent ojhstudent 18-21 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    I used to cut just over a year ago

    but then I injured myself really badly. I now walk with a permanent limp because I cut too deep and tore a muscle and they couldn't fix it. If you've ever watched "House" then you probably can understand how I walk.
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    This past year has been the most difficult year

    of my life. And it all came from problems that weren't even mine. I fell in love with a girl whom had major problems. She has depression and was sexually abused by her own father. I got dragged into all her issues and became depressed for some time. I had mixed feelings about...
    mytroubledboo mytroubledboo 18-21, M May 25, 2014

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    So the topic says it all.

    I'm thinking of starting again because my life was recently uprooted and now all the people I love are thousands of miles away from me... Because my parents have split up and she thought it would be a great idea to move close to her boyfriend... I miss everyone so much already...
    racingpride8 racingpride8 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    There fading away 😌 glad I gave up

    but I hope at least one scar stays so I can keep it as a memory.
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I use to cut, not much anymore i still do here

    and there, but i found a way to kind of beat it. Distractions! It helps but it only pauses for a bit. Smoking helps but i dont recommend it
    tonygoesrawrr tonygoesrawrr 18-21, M Sep 2, 2014

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    I used to cut because on the inside I felt

    apathetic and I felt numb to everything. I thought that cutting would make it better, and for a time it did. But I have gradually stopped and I am glad to say in the past 2 months I have not cut.
    GrumpyNumnums GrumpyNumnums 18-21, F Nov 2, 2014

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    I use to cut my self to try an get my mum to

    notice me. It never worked I even got to the point were I was cutting my arms in front of her, she never once tried to stop me, I even got to the point where I was so wanted to no who I was I cut my self in front of her to get answers, it did not work she would not tell me, an...
    10hayleigh85 10hayleigh85 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    I've actually had more thoughts about doing it

    again, but the cutting only really began a few months ago. At first it'd be on the creases of my fingers, so nobody would know....but then I figured I wanted to see MORE blood. So, as of today, I have like 4 scars on my wrist. Funny thing is? It wasn't as what the movies depict...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F Jun 10, 2014

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    For those who have self harmed

    and stopped, I just wanna say I'm so proud of you, you guys make me stronger when I'm just about ready to relapse and cut or kill myself, your confidence and urge is the reason why I've stopped for good. Sorry if it seems like I'm trying to get attention. (I'm not I promise) I'm...
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    I know it might be hard to blieve

    that I would ever do that for myself. Everyone sees me as the awalyse happy one or the up beat type. But I hide all my feeling behind a fake smile. I say im fine when its not awalyse true. I say im all good and just act like I brush the feelings off my sholder. When I am...
    Kiki145 Kiki145 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    Self Injury

    I started when i was in high school at the time i didnt really know why i was doing it.  By the time i was in my senior i had stopped.  Then when i was a junior in college i was sexually assulted.  After that i started cutting again and often.   Whenever...
    clancyfan clancyfan 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    A couple years ago, I was bullied.

    And Im not talking about the douchebag jocks who just **** with you a bit. No, these guys did some stuff to me that scarred me... both mentally and physically. I tried cutting first on my left arm, just to see if it really did help. I saw it helping, and moved to my hips so...
    AssylaAidyl AssylaAidyl 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've been almost two years clean

    and still going strong <3
    walkedloyal walkedloyal 13-15, F Feb 1

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    So I feel like I am foolish,

    because when I first cut into my skin it was out rage after what my little brother said, about my Keratosis Pilaris which is a skin condition that causes goose bumps that remain on skin till the age of 30. It was a foolish thing to cut over but after the first time I cut when...
    Porcelian Porcelian 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    Because of Him....

    Well, when I graduated the 8th grade I started to date a guy from my class who I really liked. We dated until our Junior year of high school and he was very controling and when ever he hurt me I found a place where no one could disturb me and I would find anything sharp and just...
    Mouse Mouse 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    I had been cutting myself

    since highschool, the las time I did it was like a year ago, I am now in my fourth year of university. I remember it being so hard to cover up the scars, I used to wear long sleeves all the time in the super hot weather, and my friends being like, "aren't you toasting?" and I...
    Margarott Margarott 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've been clean for 6 months

    and somehow, my bf thought that we should have a celebration of some sorts and I'm just like "What?" I mean come on, it's no big deal and he's being super cheesy.... :p
    johannesc4 johannesc4 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm officially one year clean today

    and couldn't be happier :) I do still get urges to cut but I call a friend to distract me which helps a lot c:
    aurorad19 aurorad19 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    It started when I was 15,

    after I was raped. Carried on throughout high school, throughout college. I actually lost track of the last time I cut, but I know if I keep it up for the next 5 months, I'll have made it to a year. A year without cutting after cutting for 8 years straight. Omg, I hope I can...
    n0nexisting n0nexisting 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    yes i used to cut. when i think back i don't

    even know why. i stopped awhile ago. at first i was so embarrassed of my scars. but now it's like it's something i can't change, it's over with, a part of me.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    It Just Took One Cut.....

    One cut is all that it took, and I was hooked. I was 11 when I first began to cut. I remember it like it was yesterday.... I have went through so much pain in the past that I guess cutting seem to make all my problems go away. I remember I came home from a rough day at school...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    I did it to deal with my clinical depression

    and anxiety. Although it is still tempting sometimes, I'm proud to say I'm going on 3 months clean :)
    VicLucyCole VicLucyCole 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    I used to cut myself

    as a teenager. The blood reminded me I was alive when I felt numb. I stopped cutting 10 yrs ago, but I have the urge again. My husband has been accusing me of cheating for about a year. I never have. I feel numb physically and emotionally. I want to cut myself so I can feel...
    ziggybaby86 ziggybaby86 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    No i have never done this

    and i won't do it :) iam writting this is because guys please try n understand that self harming and hurting yourself won't releif the pressure of tension and things you worry about try and sort things rather than cutting yourself and self harming :) stay strong guys and girls...
    ronnyCool ronnyCool 18-21, M May 21, 2014

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    And if I bleed, I'll bleed.

    Knowing you don't care.
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    Guess who hasnt cut herself in a long time?

    ??? This girl :)))) its been a few months :o Weed is my new therapy. Don't know if thats good or bad. O well XD
    Slowlydying16 Slowlydying16 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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