How old were you when you started self harming?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Sparrow91, Sep 20, 2013.

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  1. Sparrow91

    Sparrow91 Well-Known Member

    I started cutting when I was 13. I'm just curious, I suppose, about everyone else.
  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    About 23 I think, but I had thought about doing it a long time before that. Of course, I'm sure that I had harmed myself in other ways, all throughout my life.
  3. Special-Agent-Gibbs

    Special-Agent-Gibbs Safety and Support SF Pro SF Supporter

    I started when I was 12-years-old.
  4. goneforever

    goneforever Active Member

    started at 16 for me off and on
  5. truthhurts

    truthhurts Well-Known Member

    from the age of 15
  6. Stripe

    Stripe Well-Known Member

    Started at about 13/14. In school (a German language class I think) I dismantled a pencil sharpener and was surprised at how easy it was to actually draw blood.
  7. justmeonlyme

    justmeonlyme Long Time SFer Staff Alumni

    about 13 or 14
  8. Butterfly

    Butterfly Resident SF Sims Enthusiast Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    First time I ever did it, I was 11. Self harm addiction didn't start until I was 13.
  9. emily83

    emily83 Well-Known Member

    started at 11, but it was not really much... just seeing what it felt like. properly started at 14
  10. borderline.

    borderline. Member

    10 years old.
  11. Lorax

    Lorax Well-Known Member

    17 that i recall
  12. scaryforest

    scaryforest Banned Member

    15. picked razors apart.
    was like counting to ten when angry.
    except the counting to ten didn't work.
    so cutting it was.
  13. Xscapeply

    Xscapeply Well-Known Member

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