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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 3,383 People

    I used to cut myself. I haven't for about 2 years.
    IamtheTinMan IamtheTinMan 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    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...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 5 Responses May 22, 2013

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    I stopped about a year and a half ago. After I nearly committed suicide. I've had a few slip ups since stopping but that's to be expected. I slipped up again last night. I try hard...
    SkyliteRouge SkyliteRouge 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    It's Only A Matter Of Time. - I have the urge to cut again. It's almost been two years since I last cut. I just recently threw away all my razors too. But..things have been...
    Thewastedyouth16 Thewastedyouth16 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    I'm a survivor of self harming... Yet in not fully recovered... I first started a few years ago. I tried stop but soon came addicted to it. I felt like that was the only thing that...
    SleepyTime1620 SleepyTime1620 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    The Battle To Remain A Former Self Harmer... - My name is The Real Woman, and I last self harmed on July 2nd 2009. Tonight I face a battle and I will win....but it is hard. I am...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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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...
    kiltedmonkey kiltedmonkey 16-18, F 9 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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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...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm scared I'm going to relapse but it's the only thing that will make me feel better
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    The Scars Tell Stories. - I remember the rush I use to get from seeing the blood gush out as the blade entered deeply into my cold flesh, the sigh I would let out knowing that just...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    It's been almost 10 months since the last time I cut. I'm pretty proud of myself. It did take a lot of work and I relapsed quite a few times. The scars on my arms are pretty much...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I used to be this big, before I got addicted to laxatives and binge eating/ self harm. I have fully recovered now but then, I was bullied for years and years until I lost weight.
    caminut caminut 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I had a minor slip up about a week ago. It had been a year without cutting, but a week ago... I just couldn't control myself. It's not a failure. It's a setback. Turn a setback...
    liekinvarsi liekinvarsi 22-25 2 Responses Feb 28

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    you have to be pretty, you have to be skinny, you have to be smart, you have to be perfect. Failing a class, not being pretty enough, not skinny enough though you starve yourself...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I Finally Am Done. - I just threw away my glass shards. After three years, I am finally done with self-harm. Never again. Goodbye and good riddance. I am strong. I am stable.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Things Will Get Better With Time. - I used to live in a big house, I had a very supporting and loving family, I had very high grades, the latest tech gadgets, great clothes and...
    marionhan marionhan 22-25, F Oct 13, 2013

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    I stopped self harming. I've cut in multiple places and I regret it. If any of you ever feel like you need to self harm, don't. It isn't worth the scars and self pity that it...
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My Story Thus Far - Fair warning: Maybe I needed to blab about this, but, regardless, this is pretty long, with probably too many specifics, but I'll keep it as is anyway, with a...
    BaconSpork BaconSpork 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I used to cut 'HATE' on my wrist until my ma' found out and told me to stop or she'd send me away.... Although I didn't stop because I did it on my upper arms until she found out...
    mangadrawer12321 mangadrawer12321 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Long Time, No See - I started self-harming when I was 16 I believe. I would cut under my panty line so no one could see it, and I didn't cut deep enough to bleed, just hurt and...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    It's been over 2 years since I've cut. I still miss it some days.
    octopieyes octopieyes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I still want to. When can I just stop being depressed and be happy?
    caradallas caradallas 13-15, F Mar 22

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    It's about control & frustration. It's not a joke.
    Tsukimi Tsukimi 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Self Harm: The Sad Truth - alot of people dont understand it, most choose not to. but believe it or not, 1 in 10 of us do/have/will self harm, and thats the sad truth. The majority...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Anyone else like me? I relapsed earlier this year and regret it. I just hope I'm not alone on this
    palant palant 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I use to cut, burn, binge, bruise, and I can honestly say I still do sometimes. But really, it's not worth it to not be able to wear short sleeves without people asking about it...
    alexahatesyou alexahatesyou 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Being Free Since 2006... - There was a stage in my life where i used to self mutilate. It started in my teens, I had a lot of anger. I was living with my father who was abusive and...
    mixieloca mixieloca 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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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...
    crazyguy101 crazyguy101 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Is it worth it? Is it worth giving up two months so I can stop crying and be okay? I'm wondering this myself..
    ShainaNichole ShainaNichole 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    For many years I've used self destructive behavior to cope with daily life.
    azigzaggylyss azigzaggylyss 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Ive never shared my experience with anyone except my favorite book and pen. looking at me all you could ask to yourself is "Why is she what she is?" "Why does she do what she does...
    whenshesmiles whenshesmiles 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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...
    whatdoesntkillumakesustronger whatdoesntkillumakesustronger 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    Can anyone give me advice on how to get rid of self harm scars are there any creams lotions out there that actually work? I don't self harm anymore but I have a line of ten very...
    darkdollie darkdollie 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 6

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    I'm terrified that no one will ever love me. Who would love a girl with a giant scar on her forearm and scars all over her legs? It scares the hell out of me. Everyone deserves...
    haleyybearr haleyybearr 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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    Used To... - Things are getting to me a lot lately, I'm not coping well and the urges are back. Though controllable, they're definitely not needed. I made myself a promise, I'm...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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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...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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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...
    evansmarieanna evansmarieanna 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Hi, my name's Andreia and i struggle everyday to not do mistakes again.
    andreiarbo andreiarbo 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I used to use a curling iron. I would heat it up to.... 250? Maybe 300. I can't remember, it was a while since I've done it. I started in sixth grade and it ended at eighth...
    gorillawarfare gorillawarfare 13-15, F Mar 2

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    i have cut so deep i have needed stitches, pulled my hair till the point where i have had a huge bald patch, i have bruised till where i almost needed an X -Ray, I have smoked till...
    joceyxxxx joceyxxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nothing Better - There's no feeling better than having overcome self harm. The satisfaction of having fought and won against something so hard gives me courage everyday.
    Kerrian Kerrian 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    When I was about ten, that's when I started my post-depression. I used to take sleeping pills, and I used to harm myself. It was awful, I only knew how to do these things because...
    smallfriesbaby smallfriesbaby 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    ...there was once a human who spent the better part of two overly depressed days knitting himself a proper knotted cat-o-nine tails...that turned out to have more volume when put...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Apr 1

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    I'm not going to go into much of the background, but the experience is something I've kept inside of me and is dying for a release. It began when everyone around me became so fed...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have an addictive personality, everyone in my family does. So getting addicted to cutting was very easy, i started when i was twelve years old, to say i no long cut would be a...
    bapierce9513 bapierce9513 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I am in the middle of dealing with the issue of cutting up my feet or taking a lot of anger out on my stomach, I was fine a while ago, and I know that in being grateful when I'm...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Apr 1

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    Today I realized that life goes on. I haven't done it for a while like 4 months and when my cuts healed and they were scars the mystery of the school was out. I shown everyone my...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Wow so its the beginning of 2014 now and i was looking back on my past stories and i remember them so vividly. I spent a year without getting on EP. I went through a lot through...
    UnknownPoet UnknownPoet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    It Doesn't Just Stop ... - I started cutting around he age of 12 and it became my addiction... I had cut for 2 years straight, everyday. Then i met a good friend of mine he helped...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    My Story - When I was younger in Elementary school I was bullied every day I was called fat and ugly all the time an I would go home and cry myself to sleep. My mom noticed I was...
    BugsBunnyBabe BugsBunnyBabe 13-15 1 Response May 29, 2013

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