I'm a self harmer. I cut myself a lot and have burnt myself as well, and a few other methods. I also donate blood at the red cross centre. I started off when I turned 18 (I left home when i was 16 and at the time the laws here said I couldn't donate without parental permission until 18 or I would have started earlier) with whole blood donations. I started to notice that after donating blood I always felt less depressed for the next day or so, similar to when I cut. For a while, I put it down to light headedness and stuff due to the loss of blood. But about a year ago, they asked if I wanted to be more helpful and donate plasma and/or platelets instead. After some investigation, I found out that instead of being limited to donating once every twelve weeks, I could donate a large amount of platelets every four weeks, and every two weeks inbetween I could donate plasma. At the time I wondered if the good feeling would go away but I decided to give it a go. I still get the same feeling which made me think it's probably more to do with the injury aspect of it. Does anyone else here self injure in this way? I figure it's a slightly better way because at least other people get something out of it.