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    • My name is Gabrielle. I began to self-injure at age fifteen and continued to do so for seventeen 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, post on the forum (called Safe Haven), create a gallery, exchange status updates, or otherwise become a part of the community, register!

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    Guest David

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    Great Site.  Just stumbled onto it from the web and I really appreciate your perspective and advice about self-harm.

    Self-harm, like cutting, can really be debilitating and it’s great to hear other stories about the experiences they went through. Sometimes just hearing from someone else that shares, or can empathize, with your pain can mean the world. 

    I hope others find your site as useful as I have.

    Cheers,
    David
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    Guest Valleys

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    I had stopped self harming about 4 yrs ago now I’m back at it. I sleep with my box cutter. Things follow me in my sleep. I get a migraine then it begins I go numb n blk out. 

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    Draco Malfoy

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    I’m sorry to hear you relapsed with self-harm. I relapsed recently too but I’ve decided to try my hand at recovery again.

    It sounds like your night terrors, numbness, etc. are pretty scary and difficult to deal with. :/

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    Hello

    I have been reading your blog. I am in a similar place to you as well. I hope you find time to follow my writings as well. I intended to write more but having phone issues/typing! My apologies!

     

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    Draco Malfoy

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    Just checked out your blog. ) I also want to live a life without self-injury but have been unable to so far. I once went two years without but life happened. I am hoping this new upturn in mental health leads to at least six months without self-harm.

    How are you?

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    Guest julia/jules

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    My name is Julia. Um, I prefer to be called Jules. I am fourteen and I have been self-harming since I was 10 years old. I cut, I burn (sometimes) and I’m anorexic, anemic because I am anorexic, and I’m dyslexic, if that’s important. But yup. I am new:/

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    Draco Malfoy

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    Welcome, Jules. ) Self-harm starting so young is tough. I started at fifteen myself so I was on the older side of things. I used to have an eating disorder, as well. Have since recovered from the ED.

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    Guest Caitlin

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    My name is Caitlin, I started to self harm at the age if ten and have been doing it for 5 years. I find it hard to stop as my family hate me

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    Draco Malfoy

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    Why does your family hate you? That sounds like it’d be extremely painful to deal with. / I hope they stop being so cruel.

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    tammy.goodman.587

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    <p>hey i, here for u i &nbsp;started cutting at 16. and im recovering. im always here for u if u need a friend find me on facebook&nbsp;</p>

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    Guest kitkat1d5sos

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    I cut myself for the first time last night and I hated it. I will never do it again but how do I hide it. 

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    Draco Malfoy

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    I am very glad you hated it.  As for hiding it, it all depends on where it is. People use long sleeves, arm/leg warmers, bracelets, makeup (for scars only otherwise you risk infection), etc. Take care of your wounds so they don’t get infected. Be good to yourself. There’s a topic floating about about hiding recent cuts:

    https://self-injury.net/blogs/alicecherryrose/2010-05-17-how-hide-your-cuts

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    cindygoodwin74

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    I am a 55 year old white woman, divorced woman with one grown son. I started self-injury over 25 years ago after I started having flash backs about sexual abuse as a child by my father and raped at age 18 by my uncle. My family never acknowledged the abuse. I took everything i could cut with but have started self injury my putting foreign objects inside me. I just recently come home from a hospital stay of 4 days. I went in because I self-injured fathers day. and the following Wednesday I was still having flashbacks and panic-attacks. I was feeling out of control and went to the ER. I was on the psych unit by 12noon Thursday. I saw the doctor who specializes in PTSD and she knows me and my past history. She told me she was glad i came into the hospital rather than self-injury. She said not to listen to people who say things like “just get over it already” because they had no way of knowing about me. She said she wasn’t going to change my meds because She thought I just needed a brief stay to be safe. I was discharged the following Monday from which I went to see my psyghiatrist who told me I was using the hospital as an expensive Babysitter, that the hospital did nothing and that I had done it all on my own. She accused me of not wanting to get better. I’ve thought about changing to a private Psychiatrist. The only problem is that I’m a client of a City intensive program. There I see a dr. who doesnot specialize in PTSD or self-injury. and I have a case manager I also get some of my meds through them. I’m supossed to see my city Psychiatrist on the 13th and I’m scared to death that she’s going to jump down my throat again. I’m wanting to self-injure more than ever.

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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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  • self-injury.net is a self-harm community and resource founded in 1999. Provides support, resources, and information on self-harm.
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