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.