Self-Injurers/self-harmers: how did you start injuring yourself?

How did you find out that injuring yourself made you feel better? What gave you the idea to try it? Or did you do it accidentally the first time? I'm inquiring into the *inception* of your self-injuring habits, for the sake of my Yahoo Group:

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    i heard about it at school and then aunt died then my grandparents died so i decided to try it at first i just scratched myself with something sharp i did that for years i think i was 7 the first time then after a while i just did it i cut myself for the first time when i was 12 and it is just as dangerous and addicting as any drug i am 16 now and haven't cut for almost 6 months but i still think about it almost every night talking about it makes me want to do it too well i hope this answers your question

  • Cydney
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I was in a severe depressive episode (I'm bipolar) and I started plucking hairs from my legs/arms. I accidently scratched myself one times with the tweasers and for some reason, scratched myself again just to see what would happen. Soon I was using scissors, and finally a razor blade. I would make 200-300 cuts at one time. I then moved to overdosing to "numb" myself and to just get rid of my feelings altogether.

  • 1 decade ago

    I felt worthless and sad and I wanted to punish myself for being shy....It started with the razor blade, but when I realized that people would eventually see my scars, I switched to scratching and hitting myself...I'm a quiet person and I would always cry when my parents yelled (it scared me) so instead of yelling when I am angry, I hit myself...It doesn't happen to often...I am extremely patient

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well I had heard about it and I decided to try it and it was a very bad decision too.

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