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I Used to Self Harm

Pretty self-explanatory - a group for those who no longer self harm and wish to share their experiences 4,657 People

    I Didn'T Know How To Deal With It..

    When I was 16, on May 2011, I was abducted by 3 guys and they sold me around, used me and abused me, and just left me like I was nothing. I didn't know what to do, I made people think I was okay, I always smiled and laughed at their jokes, my family didn't even know til my dad...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 5 Responses May 22, 2013

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    I know if I killed myself right

    now no one would care. I'm so alone.
    kylieadams kylieadams 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    So self harm was something I struggled with

    for quite a while. It got pretty bad at one point and recently I have decided I can't do that anymore. I no longer want to do it and I have to stop it! So today at work some people were being miserable and I didn't know what to do, I grabbed some paper and started drawing. Which...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm six months clean

    and although cutting is always at the back of my mind, I'm confident I won't relapse.
    thegirlonfiyaa thegirlonfiyaa 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I haven't self harmed 9 months now,

    it's been a struggle and a fight. But I'm making it
    Syyyyyyy14 Syyyyyyy14 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    lizc99 lizc99 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate how any time I feel open enough to talk

    about the scars from the cuts on my arms I feel the need to add a disclaimer that I'm not doing it for attention. So many people have tried to pose as being "emo" for attention or ACT like they are going to cut themselves when they're actually mentally Okay. They don't realize...
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have a Condition call Trichitelmeanu I may

    have spelled IT wrong but AT LESS I try. IT IS were I pulls MY hair out ON Top OF MY head. I have had this issue for 30 years this year
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I have Bipolar disorder

    and I used to cut and burn myself to cope with my depression and erratic mood swings. I used to carry a cigarette lighter around everywhere and carried and empty cigarette carton. Everyone just assumed I smoked, even my parents when they found it. No one knew that I hid my...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    Yeah i always idea to kind of fold my phone

    charger and then i would kind of whip my wrist. I always got left with little bruised scars. But once i went to the point where they started to bleed. But now i am clean for 7 months! Yay me!
    BooksAreMyComfort BooksAreMyComfort 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i'm happy to say that its been a month

    since i've cut myself. i'm proud of my self for stopping, and i'm happy that i have some incredible friends who care about me :)
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    Earlier today I went to a store

    and I was wearing a tee shirt. I just started wearing tee shirts about two weeks ago but I always used to wear long sleeve shirts or sweaters because of my cuts on my arms. Today was the first time in years that I wore shorts. I always used to wear long pants because of my cuts...
    cristina44 cristina44 22-25, F 2 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I haven't self-harmed in a month

    but the urges are strong this time.. I don't know what to do . I might actually give in /.
    anagapesis anagapesis 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Here's to the boys. The ones

    who self harm, the ones who have eating disorders, the ones who suffer from depression, anxiety. Your perfect prince or princess will come along soon. Boys suffer too, why does everyone forget that?
    JamieLongfield JamieLongfield 13-15, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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    unidentiffied unidentiffied 16-17, F 1 Response May 2, 2014

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    I'm not proud of it. I started self harming

    when I was 14 years old. I didn't hurt myself, and it wasn't very often. It started getting really bad while I was 15, my parents had a divorce, I lost my best friend to cancer & I was going through a rough time at school. The only way I knew how to deal with it was to turn back...
    CemoneGeorgiouAndrea CemoneGeorgiouAndrea 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    If you're reading this

    and you self harm .. Just know you're put here for a reason . I've been thru some bad stuff (haven't we all?) and I used to struggle with self harm . Looking back on it now I regret it so much !!! Please don't put yourself thru that because you're beautiful . And everything is...
    noell123 noell123 16-17, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    I haven't self harmed

    for year and half now. I stopped after I cut a 30 cm long, 1 cm wide and deep wound across my right thigh, with scissors. I bled so much and I can still feel the smell. My parents didn't know till then. I was 15. I started self harming at the age of 12. I had anorexia at the...
    lenna99 lenna99 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Im at 159 days clean

    and so proud of me 💪🏼 its hard to stop and to be at 100 days clean was the most hardest thing i've ever had to do in my life. Thanks to all of my friends and especially to my boyfriend who gave me so much help when all i asked was a bit of love... xox <3
    lailalessard lailalessard 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My Story

    I sort of wanted to put this story on here somewhere, as a reminder of the person I was and the horrible things I did ._. My story never began with a bad family because I had the most amazing family, but they never knew the sadness I felt. It started when I was 12 years old and...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    madelinedowell madelinedowell 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I haven't felt this down in so,

    so long. I've been called such terrible things and felt so awful today. I literally am trapped here. I don't know what to do. I honestly just have the urge to self harm so STRONG. But I can't do it, I can't. I've gone so far without doing it. I just feels so needed right now...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    So yeah, this is a part of my life I rarely

    talk about. But hey, this is EP, so what the hell. I started cutting myself way back when I was about 11 or so. Way back before it was a "trend". I did other things to harm myself too, but cutting was my thing. Something about seeing it made me feel "alive", like I had...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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    I used to self harm, sometimes I still have

    urges. It's not something to joke about, it's a serious thing. If anyone self harms just know, that I love you, and you are a strong person.
    evansmarieanna evansmarieanna 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    The last time I self harmed was around 9 months

    ago. Today, my best friend (aka my dad) got into a huge fight, and he didn't understand at all. So, the person who I usually talk to about this is him, but we're in a fight. I haven't felt this huge of an urge sense 9 months ago. I really want to self harm. I want to get the new...
    kylieadams kylieadams 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    RedMarcher RedMarcher 18-21, M 7 Responses Feb 18

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    I will be a year clean next month!

    Love to everyone still hurting, it does get better ♡
    Thesupremewitch Thesupremewitch 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am one year without relapse today!

    I almost didn't even notice it till just now. This is so exciting for me. I managed to change my whole life around, around from the anxiety & depression. I haven't picked up a blade in so long.. It makes me so proud to look down at my faded thigh marks. I just have a few more...
    jaasmine jaasmine 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    All of my past disorders mainly started from

    self harm. My anorexia, started with me refusing to eat, because it was physically painful, and if felt right. But later it became an addiction. My trichotillomania, trich is a hair pulling disorder, it's extremely rare, and there's no cure for it, it happens just like it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    The scars will never go away

    but my daughter is the reminder of why i stopped. Nothing will keep me from being there for her.
    UkuladyPDX UkuladyPDX 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    600 Days Cut Free.

    At the age of 16, I began to self harm. This was about 6 months after I started feeling suicidal. I continued cutting for a little over a year, and tried to give up many times. My parents kicked up a big stink, and there were a lot of problems. However, October 18th 2005 was the...
    kiltedmonkey kiltedmonkey 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    I used to cut myself all over with razors.

    . I haven't done it in two years :) (yay??)
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've spent around a grand doing up my arms in

    bright beautiful colours, artwork to hide the disaster I used to be. I'm like candy coated misery. There days I want to slice them to bits all the same. I won't. I'm still embarrassed of the one deep scar that is still showing after numerous treatments. I beat the eating...
    lonelybrandi lonelybrandi 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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    Every Scar I Have Makes Me Who Iam :)

    So I am 21 years old and finally I think it's time for me to share my story and hopefully I can help you young ones to seek help.... The word seek help can be very scary because you don't want to tell people as you feel judge and maybe the person will tell people that you don't...
    whatdoesntkillumakesustronger whatdoesntkillumakesustronger 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    my advice to everyone- the best thing you can do

    for yourself is never start. I'm 14 and i struggled with self harm for a year, i'll admit i loved it. the blood running down my legs, the sting of the peroxide when i cleaned them the bubbling the blade between my fingers, all of it. i had been clean for 2 months when i cracked...
    SamTornado SamTornado 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2014

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    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I used to cut myself

    but then I realized there was no need cause it wasn't going to solve any problems and it's just an addiction and we are all worth it somehow. It was a hard process and I did it but now I need some advice. My friend started cutting not too long ago and she showed me a picture of...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F Jul 10

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    today my son saw the horrific scars on my legs

    and put his hand on my leg and said "its ok mummy" I looked up at him and he just smiled his little 3 year old smile and then said "i love you mummy" and those 6 words just made my day, I've not self harmed in 4 years, but yes sometimes I feel really low and look at a blade or a...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F Jan 4

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    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    Your life doesn't mater

    unless u make it mater once I Learned that I stopped
    KasperK KasperK 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember when I would cut my wrist ,

    thighs ,really any where possible. That time In my life was so sad and out of control. It took me 3 years to gain control of me. Gaining self respect and acceptance is and always be something I value. No matter what life throws at me I will never travel down that road again...
    cherryshelby cherryshelby 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    inb4 tldr;all these beautiful young ladies

    hurting themselves for whatever reason. i know .. im 35 and i started cutting when i was .. about 14. ive dealt with it for a very long time. the judgment the guilt and shame.. it has been 5 years since i last cut. one day i thought why am i doing this? why am i punishing myself...
    thegreatruiner thegreatruiner 70+, F 6 days ago

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    Not all self-harmers start

    because they've seen pictures. Not all get addicted. Not all think it's glamorous. Not all cut. I was talking to a friend recently, and he told me that he used to self-harm. But along with that he told me that he hated all the people who brag about it and post pictures online...
    PrettyBunny PrettyBunny 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm honestly tired of people glorifying self

    harm. I'm done and I need a good rant. Depression is NOT fun, it's NOT a choice, and more importantly self harm is NOT beautiful. It's not fun to feel so horrible and hurt, and just beat down on the inside that you feel the need to hurt yourself on the outside. Self harm, is an...
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 28

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    Ok so this topic is kind of upsetting

    but I feel like a need to talk about it. When I was younger I used to self harm. The reason was I was being terribly bullied. I never fit into school. I was the geeky, unpopular guy that was made fun of and laughed at. I could live with that. It was just teasing. But as I got...
    crazyguy101 crazyguy101 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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