i just wanted to share with everyone that i've been cut free for the past 7 weeks and 2 days...i went cold turkey, but i might start seeing a counsellor soon... i went from every day to not at all in the space of 5 days and i'm doing really well on complete will power.....go me! i used to cut every single day, but i was always careful about the depth and size of the cuts.. i had a severe problem, so much so that one time i remember i was at work, i used to be a butcher.. and my uniform required me to wear a white jacket. i had a really stressful day, people being complete twats to me and i was wasn't able to cope anymore..i slipped away to the toilet, and i went to work on my arm..i didn't realise at the time how badly i had done it though, and by the time i had gotten downstairs, it was clearly visable through the jacket...it was difficult to explain it to my immediate manager..lets just put it that way now, don't get me wrong, i'm not being arrogant about it...quite the opposite actually.. i mean.... if i can do it, (me!) then why can't you? i realise now that i don't need to cut. i needed a release.. and i found it in drawing and playing the guitar.. a hobby or something like that is a great way to take your mind off everything that's going on in your life!! i hope that this has inspired at least someone to think about stopping.. if you ever need to talk please don't hesitate to pm me! cheers guys..prob couldn't have done it without you all!