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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 last time I cut. I am now over 600 days cut free, and while the urge is still there - and can be quite frequent - I know that I can beat it. And if I can, you can too.
kiltedmonkey kiltedmonkey 16-18, F 9 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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Well done. As far as i'm concerned the urge will always pop up now and again, and i know it takes a lot not to give into. I started when i was 14 and carried on until i was 17 cutting using a razor blade on a regular basis. I "stopped" but still gave into the urges from time to time but not regularly. I'm 24 now and it's almost 3 years since i last cut myself and i still find it so hard not to sometimes. You just have to keep remembering how hard it was to stop.

I managed to overcome my cutting, and my urges are there, too. But you can always over come it and say to yourself, "I don't need to self harm. I did nothing wrong."

Congrats! You're an inspiration.<br />
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I wish I could be as strong as you. Maybe one day :)

well done, my sister used to self hard REALLY BADLY,..she has huge thick slashes all up her arms and its so emotional for her to have to live with them, her dream was to be an air hotstess, only she couldnt pursue that dream because of her arms being on show, and because of bullies...he dreams were snatched away from her:(<br />
congradulations, im really proud of you!

That's amazing. It makes me feel like i can do it

That is astonishing! Congradulations! [: I wish I could do that.

Your an inspiration to Self Harmers. (like me) <br />
Well Done . :)

That is great very inspirational.

Congratulations!