Keep calm and stop cutting. 1 week ago
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Cutting is a form of self-injury. While self-injury is serious and potentially life threatening, there is help available and recovery is possible.
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How I did it: I was a cutter and one day, my mom said " Do you need to go to a therapist?" I said no, but in my head I thought
Try the butterfly method. It’s where you draw a butterfly on the place you want to cut. If you cut where the butterfly is, you will kill it. If that happens, wash it off. Don’t wash it off unless it gets cut. Let It fade away naturally ( letting it go in the wild. 1 week ago
How I did it: You have to find another outlet. If you ever want to find something that will keep you busy for atleast an hour before you do. Usually within that time your emtions arent as strong and most of the urge is gone and easy to fight. Do what you love to do (I draw) whatever calms you down or makes you feel safe even listening to music, it's another way to realease pain and fight the urge. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
How I did it: Well I'm sure everyone here has had a time or expirance to lead them to cutting. It could have been bulling, or a expirance you don't want to talk to. So you see that razor or blade, and u want to take the emotion of physical pain away. STOP! Don't do it, think of al the things will be done whene you make that first cut, how will u have to hide it, tell lies to friends and family, how addicting it is, how ashamed you will feel. I know from expirance I felt like this, I've tried to comment sucide, trust me it's not fun. The scars from cutting can last forever. See in the type of person tht dosent open up, but one day I met someone I could tell (2 actually but imma tell his story xD) at first I was scared, then as time went on I started to open up to him, and found out that's he more then a friend his someone I care about deeply. I told him and promised I would stop cutting. I haven't picked up a blade in 3 days, and I'm going to counting being like that. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
I was a cutter for many years and my story is posted on my cause. I hope that you will all share your stories and I encourage it!!!
http://www.causes.com/IAMACUTTER 6 months ago
so today i broke down and cut again after 2 months (it wasnt that bad just a couple of scratches i stopped myself before i could do like i usually do and cut alot.) and i think i lost one of my best friends cause of it…i know this is going to sound weird but right after i did it the blood formed into the shape of a heart and it made me think. i just lost one of the most important person in my life cause i did something stupid. what is wrong with me i need to stop. and i dont mean just for a couple of months i mean forever! 9 months ago
So, i’ve been cutting myself for a while now. I don’t cut very deep, but I do cut quite big when it comes to length. I tend to cut myself while in self-depression, anger, hatred, dream-depression and when my ex pisses me off. I usually carry a blade with me while at school, but i’ve only used it once in the school grounds, and it accidentally cut about .5 centimetres deep. I recently had a moment, yesterday, when I was tempted to cut myself. It was at our sport lesson while doing baseball. I was at the base that my ex was protecting, and he wouldn’t shut up, so he pissed me off that much that I threatened to break his nose, then kill him. Because he knows i’m actually capable of doing so, he backed off so I then no longer felt the need to cut myself afterwards. I’ve seen the school councelor a couple times, but I stopped going because she didn’t reach areas that would solve my mental instability.
While at home, I tend to cover up the cuts on my wrists by wearing a jacket, and wearing jeans to cover up the ones on my legs. Whereas at school, the cuts on my legs are exposed because I have to wear a skirt, as for my wrists, well… Everyone can see those. A guy in one of my modules has been calling me emo because he saw cat sctratches on my arm. That usually doesn’t bother me, but i’m mentally instable now, so I tend to lose it quite easily now, and, well, I end up cutting myself. Most of the time he does that.
I have a couple friends who try to help me stop it, but they’ve given up now. Because I keep continuing to not listen to their advice. Which is kinda crap, I have to say.
I rule I tell myself while cutting:
‘Phisical pain to make the mental pain go away.’ 10 months ago
So yeah, I stopped cutting myself in Late December. It’s mid July now so I figured it would be a good time to update on my status. I haven’t cut since I last wrote in January. I’ve done a lot change my life situation and make it better. Because that’s what started this whole mess, was my dissatisfaction with life.
I took a good hard look at myself and made some major changes: becoming vegetarian, going to the gym more, running every day, getting out more, and going back to college. I’m studying for several IT certifications, and I’m collaborating with my boss on a couple of projects involving web design and marketing. He had one of his friends stop by the office and train me for weeks on marketing: Writing ads, organizing content (web design), and using MS powerpoint. I was the only one who received this training, and it really meant something to me that my boss choose me for it.
So all in all things have gotten much better. But I’m still afraid. I don’t want to fall into the trap I did six months ago, but I’m worried it’s part of my nature, that I’m just one bad day away from cutting again. I still have the marks on my arm and get questions on them regularly. I haven’t been able to tell anyone, don’t want this stupid mistake to cancel out everything else that I’ve accomplished. I don’t want to be viewed as crazy. 10 months ago
today someone asked me if it was body art…
I think they might have liked it. :\
It wasnt even a picture or word… just crisscross mass scarring…
Sigh. 10 months ago
I go a whole 10 days without any incidents(well not of the sharp object sort) And then i go and blow it all AGAIN with one night of unbearable depression….
So i seem to be taking out my limbs one at a time with massive scabbing, scarring and pain.
I still dont know what my triggers are, but being so tired that i swear that someone else is driving the body while i sit shotgun seems to be involved. Shouldnt trust the suicidal person with my body i guess…. but im too tired to care. Until the next day when i try and peel the makeshift bandage off and am too afraid to look or clean it up. :\
How does anyone else deal with times like this?!
Even talking doesnt help, i tend to attack myself with (non existant) fingernails etc til i bleed in counselling sessions etc! its really horrible to watch. :(
And i am really good at hiding it. 10 months ago
well ive cut more since the last time i was on here. but my boyfriend found out and he says hes actually going to try and help me. hes the first one that ive told that acutally said that they would help. all the other people didnt even care. i think it might make it better knowing that there is someone for me to call when im bout to and he will try and get me through it 11 months ago
Had one of those “slip up” nights where you have a panic attack.
It hasnt diminished my desire… 11 months ago
unfortunately, someone told my family, so naturally my life has been a bit weird. At the moment, i seem to fluctuate between wanting too, and feeling ashamed about what i did. If i can just find something else to replace it… 11 months ago
I have never resorted to cutting, I am here to help others. If you need someone to talk to, I’m here to listen so if you want you can message me or comment here… Please don’t cut yourself, it’s harmful to you, your future, and the people that love you. Hopefully those who cut will find the courage to stop. I have faith that you’re all strong enough to quit cutting. It’s just stupid and terrible. 13 months ago