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  • My name is Gabrielle. I began to self-injure at age fifteen and continued to do so for fifteen years. I recently relapsed but am attempting a year without self-harm. This website was made to let self-injurers know that they are not alone and to help their friends and family learn more about self-injury and how it affects their loved one.

    This is a community but there is an extensive FAQ about self-injury and a detailed series of pages about recovery from self-injury. There is also an pretty large list of resources for self-injurers. There is a detailed list of where self-injury appears in the media, be it movies, celebrities, music. It is both to show how self-injury affects media and has moved into the creative social conscious and as a trigger warning for those avoiding depictions of self-injury.

    Feel free to browse and, if you’d like to blog or exchange status updates or otherwise become a part of the community, register!

     

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i’m 14 years old and have been hurting my self for nearly 4 years now.

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please tell someone that can get you some help.if you have no one at home tell someone at school.you can stop this you just need some assistance

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I have religiously followed your site for about four years now. I love what you do here and the opportunity you give some of us to be comfortable showing a part of ourselves we feel such a strong need to keep hidden. I have meant to get some of my artwork on here for years, and just finally uploaded several drawings. I love the new setup. Makes it so easy! Thanks for the hard work and persistance you put into this!

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Thank you! I’m glad you like the new setup and the site in general. ) I was hoping that having it set up in this new way would make it easier for people to share their artwork/poetry/etc. I hope people choose to keep sharing more.

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It helps knowing that other people are out there who have an idea of what i feel like…really. It kind of helps me fight agianst wanting to die/cut. If only there were people who understood that really cared, i know there are, but not were i am…it doesn’t seem like it. Thankyou…for the website, and just helping in general. Maybe it will help people feel something without self injuring. who knows.

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Hi Gabrielle..
First of all.. I want to say you’re very brave for putting this up..
I’m 16 years of age.. and I live in the Netherlands..
I haven’t SI‘ed for 2 months.. untill yesterday..
I have told other people I SI‘ed..
But my best friend couldn’t handle it.. and she doesn’t see me as her best now..
And now I’m scared of losing everybody.. so I’m not telling anyone how I feel.. or what I do..
Thanks for the site.. it really helped me in the time I wanted to SI.. but didn’t..
It made me feel I’m not alone.. Thanks for it..
You are really helpful.. if only people would accept SI
Thanks again =] You have no idea how many times your site helped me..

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I really understand what you are going through.
I went through lots in the past few years.
I’m cutting, and i’m 13. I have been doing it since the winter. The school found out and told my dad. He went crazy. I’m not emo or anything, I seem normal. The hollister and such.
But i’m sick of being depressed. So i take it out on my wrist, hips or ankles.

You’re right, if people would just realize.

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My name is Sarah, I am having a major problem. I am getting kicked out of rehab because I can’t stop cutting. I have tried Yoga, grounding techniques, and multiple other different tricks to stop but I can’t. I don’t think it will affect my sobriety, but I know it could. Pills and needles were a lot easier. I don’t want to die! I need help!

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I was just let out of rehab…and some of the stuff works but some is just poopy…i know childish…but i haven’t been able to find a substitute. Maybe you can, but what works for me is to think about what is making me want to cut then use that and try and find out something that can counteract that and do it, like listen to music or something. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t and you just cut again.

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hey Gabrielle
i was just wondering when the Q&A will be
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ive been cutting myself for a year now. and its all i think about i want to stop but my mom will totally freak if i tell her i realy think i need porfessional . PLEASE HELP ME SOMEBODY

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Hi Gabrielle,
I have just become a user / member of this website. I am seventeen years old and have been SI‘ing for five years now.
This is really the first time I have reached out to a website of this nature. It feels so good to know that I’m not alone, but also to be reminded that it’s not something to be embarrassed about, or to feel weak for.

Thank you so very much for this opportunity.

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I’m glad you’re finally reaching out. I hope this site can be of some use, even as only a reminder that you’re not alone in this.

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I thought I’d replied to this. It’s working fine now. :)

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I hope you can find some help. Is there any other form of help you can turn to? A trusted adult who won’t necessarily tell your mom. I know it’s scary but depending on your mom, after the initial freakout if you tell her you might be able to find some help.

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i’m 16 years old although i’m not knew to self injury, i am new to reaching out for help.
i started self injuring at the age of 8 so i have a good 8 years of it under my belt.
i am an only girl of 4 kids. i have never been put in a hospital.
when i was 12 i started smoking cigarettes and pot. by the time i was 14 i was using crystal meth.
i don’t want people to feel bad for me or anything like that i just want someone to hear me, to understand.

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I am 28 years old and my birthday is in 3 days. I never thought I would still be cutting at almost 30. I have spent ¾ of my life as a cutter.
Thank you Gabrielle for making this site possible. I breathe a sigh of relief when I come to this page because I know there are hundreds like me struggling with the same silent desperation. Here I don’t have to smile pretty and pretend everything is fine.
 -M

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Hi,
My names Krista and I haven’t SI‘ed for a few years until recently. I have been feeling really depressed and I would like help stoping again.

kthimm1

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I feel sad for all of you all being mostly female are us guys that bad , hearing this makes me want to burn myself the more, things in life depress me, even being told to stop burning, makes me want to burn, I HAVE TO STOP I have 5 daughters with 9 Grandkids, I’m 47 years old and started burning myself at 31 to deal with my divorce and her taking my 5 girls and moving out east she wasnt supposed to because I was dissabled mentally and neither of us could afford flying all of them around I’ve only seen my 3rd and 5th daughter for 2 days in 13 years ,I had to see pictures of my 3rd daughter being givan away by her stepdad. I dont know how to stop the hurting when life hands you this kind of stuff, until life quits hurting, how is one to to stop hurting, but I bet that most of you hurt worse than I, so what excuse do I have, I tell you I had the sweetest family we were all loving, telling each other they were the best and having goodnight prayers, I havent tried to find another since my divorce, cause all I can think about are my kids, and I didnt want anything to step in my way when i finally got to see my girls .

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hi .
i need help i have been cutting since i was seventeen i am 21 years old and cant find a way to stop 
it started very mild but now its has gotten to the point where its life threatning; two years ago i had found the one person i thought could make it all stop i got married and it was ok for a few months now its has gotten to the point where i am alone in the emotional sense, and its consuming me alive  i never thought that life could be worst now i cry all the time, and to suthe the pain i cut deep and for very long periods of time . i am glad i found this page because i have not being able to expresse this to anyone this is the first time i talk about it and would like help!!!

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Hi E.marie,
I’ve got a friend that is a cutter for 4-5-6 years now and she’s married, so am I. We work together and have become close enoughto talk and I try to help her too. So far the “Rubber band”on the wrist helps as a reminder, 2,3,4 are there all the time, even in the shower, not a cure but helps durring lonely times. SEE your Psyc. please, He’ll help you, and don’t be embarrased, it’s all private.

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Me again,
I forgot to mention She’s 36 and we’re very close. She went to her “Doctor” today, after her old meds quit working, I’m hoping her new ones help, so maybe it’ll stop the “Wany to” for a while. She finally realized how it was hurting her, her family, and relationships. She really wants to quit. All of you , Just hang in there and “ASK FOR HELP”. Even if it’s a Social worker at a hospital. Wish I could help you all, really.

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You should feel bad for YOU!  I understand the need to want to stop and the compulsion to keep doing it.  Sounds like you have some crappy situations to deal with and I will say what my dr said to me since I said the same thing about my life not being so bad and all kinds of people have it worse.  He said, it isn’t about comparing tom and angie and sara and steve, it’s about your reality.  Also, your life really isn’t so good right now and it’s ok to feel bad about it.  Have you seen a dr about any of this stuff?  I am sorry for your sorrow and I want you to know that I am 37, a female, but I get that it feels like things should be different at this point in life.  What a pain in the ass!!!

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thank you for showing me that I am not alone thanks

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I just turned 18, I have been SI my self for 6 years. Yeah started at 12, by accident believe it or not. I was mad and hit my window. After that things spiraled out of control. Now i SI at least once a day. I can’t stop, I can’t tell my parents because I just got there trust back from the first stupid thing I did. Any suggestions or am I doomed to run out of time soon, cause that’s how it feels…

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Welcome to self-injury.net. We are a support community for self-harmers and also provide information on self-harm, creative works, media lists, lists of resources (helplines, textlines, mental health apps, therapists, etc.), etc. We focus on self-injury but a number of other mental health issues are included.

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