Other things than cutting

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by kiki_khaos, Nov 14, 2009.

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  1. kiki_khaos

    kiki_khaos Member

    Who else does this? Or am I the only one?

    On top of the cutting, I give myself bruises and burn myself...

  2. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    Welcome. There are many members here who cut. Keep posting, it'll help get out the feelings that build up inside.

  3. YoYodude

    YoYodude New Member

    i cut and i pull my hair out... although the hair thing aint to bad... It still self harming.:poo:
  4. GA_lost

    GA_lost Well-Known Member

    I stopped cutting many years ago and now only burn. Burning is the second most common form of SI.
  5. Brighid Moon

    Brighid Moon Member & Antiquities Friend

    I learned from my mother to hit myself in frustration. I took that further and began literally pulling my hair. I took that further and began running away and having unsafe sex at the age of 13. I took it further and began cutting at age 14. Took that further and began purging in my late teens/early 20s. Took that further and began doing drugs at about the same time. Took that further and began burning in my late 20s.

    There are many, many ways to self injure. Not all of them are obvious.

    Now I do good by using anger management, meditation, and other forms of controlling myself. I still fall back at times, but never for as long or as deeply.
  6. YoYodude

    YoYodude New Member

    I also smoke if that counts..
  7. kiki_khaos

    kiki_khaos Member

    Yea, I got pretty heavy into the drugs for a while too.

    Not so much on the sex though

    Meh, it's nice to know I'm not alone
  8. Brighid Moon

    Brighid Moon Member & Antiquities Friend

    You're not alone - and its possible to break yourself from the habits. I did. Perhaps not perfectly, all the time, but 98% of the time now. There's hope!
  9. Sidewalk Slam

    Sidewalk Slam Well-Known Member

    me too. stopped cutting, only burn. I do cut sometimes, but it's very rare. I burn more often then not. I probably shouldn't have switched (I don't know why I did, burning is just more effective for me in that stress relief) because my burn scars like to stay put while my cutting marks usually all fade away.
  10. cownes

    cownes Well-Known Member

    <Mod Edit, WildCherry: Triggering> there is loads of ways to do it, tht does not make u wierd, keep posting on here and ull find loads of support, :hugtackles:
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  11. No, it's not wierd, I burn too. idk, i just feel it gives me more control over the intensity of the pain and the damage caused than cutting. only probelm is the scars usually don't fade
  12. Disappear

    Disappear Well-Known Member

    That's not weird. Many people use more than 1 method to SH. I usually just cut, used to bruise myself -which is fun.
  13. Mordeci

    Mordeci Banned Member

    Thats not weird I don't think, when I was a child I use to rip the skin off the bottom of my foot, it made it very hard to walk and was surprisngly exremly painful.
  14. savetoniqht

    savetoniqht Well-Known Member

    burning. purging.
  15. savetoniqht

    savetoniqht Well-Known Member

    I had a friend who did that but I never thought about it that way... I always assumed it was a habit... I hope she wasn't struggling and I just ignored it, I'd feel awful. :/
  16. kiki_khaos

    kiki_khaos Member

    I only notice the cut scars fading away for my wrists (no matter how hard I do it). It's so weird cause even when I do a little cut on my leg, a huge red scar appears.
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