I am two weeks clean from cutting and plan on keeping it that way. Here are some of the coping mechanisms that I used to help me get to stop cutting. Some may sound stupid and may not help you but here are some of my coping mechanisms I used when I wanted to cut: writing, i write in a journal, I write poetry and sometimes even suicide notes so I could think of how it would effect people if I killed myself, normally this discouraged me from cutting along with suicide. I also draw, I'm not good at it but it still lets me express myself in the best way possible. You don't have to be an artist to express yourself. This seems to be an easy way of coping for me. If you are in immediate danger then please see a professional as I am ill myself but these helped me and I hope they help you. Today is yesterday and tomorrow is a new day.