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 i would get upset it was the only way i could calm down. After i would do it i had a great sense of calm. I did it off and on for about 5 years. It has been a year now since the last time i cut myself. I think about it all the time, but i know it is something i can never do again.