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I Want to Stop Cutting

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    I Want to Stop Wanting to Cut.

    I don't know if you could call me a cutter or not. I have only cut myself a few times in my life. But the times that I have been really really depressed, I have made some razor cuts on my feet and ankles. I think the reason I haven't done it more is because it was such a release...
    thecalm1 thecalm1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2008

    Wana Stop Cutting!!!! : (

    im 15 an ive been cutting since i was 14 and haven't stoped. My dad saw and he took my razor away. then i seeked help in one of my friend in church camp and then they took all of them away and my knife it has sucked. I have major anxity and feel like im goin to go insane!! i can...
    suicidalgirl12 suicidalgirl12
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    I Cant

    i have tried every thing to stop iam tired of tring iam done i just cant do it
    dorothy66 dorothy66
    18-21, F
    Feb 14, 2008

    i Have Stopped Cutting, I S...

    i have stopped cutting, i stopped several years ago it was more because of my husband than me, i saw how much it hurt him so i stopped. it was hard and i slipped up quite a lot but gradularly i managed to stop. i did replace that habit with others, first picking any scabs...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Apr 27, 2008

    I Stopped Cutting But Went Back To It

    I stopped cutting for 8 months but today Ii reverted back to it   Ii thought I had stopped cutting for good but it didn't last. I wish ii could stop
    emocupcakes emocupcakes
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2010


    i dont think i can stop myself from picking up that razor.  i need somebody to care, i hope this is my last time...maybe if i get lucky, i'll die.
    crimsonteardrops crimsonteardrops
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2008

    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 Havent For a While

    I havent had a problem with it for a couple months, but when the pressure from my life builds up it gets easier and easier to think about it. lately ive been able to cool off and actually spend time with my friends. but life will still be hard and i may start again...   I...
    Silentlife Silentlife
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008

    Still Bleeding.

    I started cutting last year and I became partly addicted , but then stopped [for what I thought was for good, but it only lasted for five months] Once I just got really really depressed and it just never seemed to go away and I started cutting again but I imeadiatly became...
    Makeitstop Makeitstop
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2007


    i just started cutting I've done it twice so far. It scares me and I'm surround By people who love me but it's not enough. Please help me I'm becoming Addictive... Just help!
    Not5emo Not5emo
    13-15, F
    Jan 29, 2011


    i started when i was 15. i was raped three times. molested twice. i dont think i have low self asteem though. i kinda like me. but i need to stop. i dont know why. and i dont know how to get help. but i think i may be on the right path...
    SomewhatLovely SomewhatLovely
    Dec 17, 2008

    Healing Myself

    The scars are my battle wounds, I wish that people couldn't see things that are so private.  I never used to think about where I was cutting when I did it.  Now I am so clearly aware of what's happening when I do it and I wish I could stop.  I don't understand why...
    annaivy annaivy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2008

    This Is Just A Poem I Wrote When I Was A Little Upset

    Desperate in Despair no one really cares she once was so happy when everyone was around but now so sad and she can't be found Items have become friends no one really cares what these items done to her leaves her in despair Desperate for attention she is crying out these...
    meliz01830 meliz01830
    22-25, F
    Jan 15, 2013

    Some People Wear On the Outside What Everyone Feels On the Inside.

    I started cutting when I was probably 13. I'm 21 now and I've had a problem with cutting on and off ever since. A lot of my scars have since disappeared, but there are still plenty that remain. It's such a strange sensation, to want to hurt yourself to escape whatever mental pain...
    callmeV callmeV
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2008

    I Cant Stop...

    i used to cut before and my friends found out and told me to stop...so i tried but started again and they found out again and made me tell my mam. i went to counselling and it did help but when it ended i started breaking down again and started again and this time worse i know...
    SarahS4225 SarahS4225
    13-15, F
    Apr 1, 2012

    I Tried

    hey, well i cut, i have for about 1 and a half years, yh i know some people have done it for alot longer. I had a mate who found out that i was cutting, he told skl about it, and they told my parents. I convinced them to not take me to see a counceller, i just told them that it...
    confinement confinement
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2008


    i really want to stop cutting. I don't want to cut myself anymore, but even beyond that, I want to beat all the urges, to the point where I don't even have the urges anymore!
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    "I Want to Stop Cutting"

    I want to stop cutting. And I hope that one day I will stop cutting. It is a Dream that I have deep within myself, and a goal that I have I hope it happens.
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    Cant Stop

    I CANT STOP!!!!!!!!!!! i whish their was away i Need help but it just makes me feel good inside im 12 and have been cutting for 3 years
    mariah12 mariah12
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2011

    I Can't.

    I know that it isn't helping me any but I just can't. No matter how hard I try, I always turn back to it as my way out of everything. I have in my head that it will do me more good then talking about my feelings because no one really understands me. I want to do it more when...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 31, 2010

    Been Struggling With Quitting...

    Some friends on my swim team convinced me to quit after I told them about my cutting problem, and I've been clean for about three months now. But every day I still struggle with that feeling of wanting to cut, and I feel so weak and pathetic because I still want it...
    bluebird3620 bluebird3620
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2010

    I'm Trying to Stop..

    I started cutting on January 14th. It hasn't been a long time, but the cuts are still there. I have cut myself 10+ times. Usually twice a day, but today I can't even count the amount of times. I've tried twice already to stop myself from doing this, but it has become an addiction...
    flyxleaf20 flyxleaf20
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2008

    I had a bad cutting habit

    and lately I've been trying to stop. I am a manic depressant and sometimes go off the hinges. Anyone else trying to stop?
    juliamarie444 juliamarie444
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    I Can't Stop..

    I'm only thirteen. I started cutting about the last month and a half of school. My friend saw, and told my councilor. That helped, and I stopped for awhile. But then my 'friend' decided to tell everybody about how I was all 'emo'. All of a sudden I was unapproachable, the...
    alonehopeless alonehopeless
    Aug 3, 2011

    Last cut: December 9th.

    I haven't had any urges today. Any tips for stopping?
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2014

    So many scars

    Well in my life i have moved about 10 times, my most recent move was to alaska. in alaska i had a friend who just continued hurting me, mostly emotionally, on occasion it was physically. she would pretend to be my friend and i would open up to her, she would go behind my back and...
    borisherc borisherc
    13-15, F
    Jun 2, 2012

    My Story

    i have cut myself for almost 5 years now. I just returned from indiana where i stayed with my aunt and uncle and they helped me quit. I started my freshman year in highschool and just couldnt quit. I love the release i get from cutting and the way the blade feels on my skin. I...
    lfields33 lfields33
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2010

    I Want to Stop Cutting....

    I want to stop cutting, I want to stop having the urge to cut, I just want to be able to stop. I feel like cutting is always going to be with, and never going to leave me, I just would Love to be able to stop cutting 100% It sucks that I started, and I regret the day I started...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2009

    One Day Be Completely Done...Yes...

    I want to stop cutting. And I hope that one day I will stop cutting. I don't cut near as much or as bad as I use to, but it is still something that I am struggling to deal with to this day. Its an addiction, and like any addiction, its something that I am going to have to deal...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 26, 2013

    I Need to Stop

    cutting i have tried i dont how i will but im going ti stop i set it as my goal and i will get there some day some how  
    dorothy66 dorothy66
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2008

    Punished Enough

    Iwant to stop cutting its gone on far to long.I HAVE been hurting myself since i was 11yrs old.First was burning myself with a cigarette,drinking every day just to get byand then came cutting in grade eight. At first it was on my upper arm and then in time it went to my legs. I...
    confusion3 confusion3
    May 25, 2008


    i really want to stop cutting. i've been doing it for almost 3 years now and i think its time to stop. i hate it, i hate the ugly scars and the funny looks people give me when they see them. i want ti be able to handle stressful and depressing situations without hurting myself...
    xxlaurbabee xxlaurbabee
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2010

    I Wanna Stop Cutting

    i started suttin a i dont no how long ago but i wanna stop. it's drawing attention to me but at the same time it feels like an addiction n i wana do it soo bad someone  please help me stop these voices in my head tht are taunting me to end it all....
    MoreCuts MoreCuts
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2007

    My Story. I Wanna Stop Cutting, But I Can't. Help!!!

     I'm almost 14 and I've been cutting for about a year. I want to stop, I need to stop. It's addicting and I feel like I can't stop. My mom doesn't understand, my sister used to cut too and she's tried to help me stop, but just because she's strong enough to stop doesn't mean...
    Em0livia Em0livia
    1 Response Sep 14, 2008
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