i began cutting at the age of ten. it led to many hospitol stays, even residential treatment. i have ugly scars in various places on my body...my last suicide attempt i cut and i hit an artery. then i started dating my best friend, hes wonderful, hes in the army and i miss him. i promised him i wouldnt cut anymore i also promised my eight year old sister. i scared them both so much. its hard when he has been away since april, but luckily we get plenty of long phone calls...i havent really cut since october 4 2008.