Your Way of Self-Harm

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by clairedelune, Mar 27, 2011.


How do you do self-harm?

  1. Cutting

    170 vote(s)
  2. Pricking

    32 vote(s)
  3. Head-Banging

    41 vote(s)
  4. Hair-Pulling

    51 vote(s)
  5. Burning

    63 vote(s)
  6. Substance Abuse

    69 vote(s)
  7. Face Slapping

    37 vote(s)
  8. Skin Pinching

    55 vote(s)
  9. Lip Biting

    63 vote(s)
  10. Others

    102 vote(s)
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  1. clairedelune

    clairedelune Well-Known Member

    This is a pretty bad poll since it's like triggering but I'm just curious how you guys cope with the stresses of life especially if you resort to self-harm.

    I myself had tried cutting, pricking, head-banging and hair-pulling. It's not good I know but I'm trying to change.
  2. Stripe

    Stripe Well-Known Member

    I tend to harm only when Im angry at myself so I usually punch myself. Its convienient since explaning bruises is easier than explaning a cut.
  3. Kathy

    Kathy Well-Known Member

    I've self harmed in so many ways. Cutting is my main one, but i've burnt, scalded, hit myself, bit myself, scratched myself, pulled out my hair. Quite a lot of things :/
    I pretty much constantly bite the inside of my lip as well.
  4. barto

    barto Well-Known Member

    Cutting/burning mostly
  5. Miu

    Miu Well-Known Member

    I've been cutting for eight years, nothing else works for me.
  6. ConfusedSilence

    ConfusedSilence Well-Known Member

    Cutting, hair pulling, skin pinching and scratching myself with my nails until the skin is red and raw.
  7. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    emotional self harm.

    it's a complicated thing.......but the ultimate form of self harm. it never goes away. :unsure:
  8. SashaJade

    SashaJade Well-Known Member

    Hair pulling
    Substance abuse
    Skin pinching
    Lip biting

  9. MLKane

    MLKane Well-Known Member

    I picked Cutting, Pricking, Head-Banging, Substance Abuse, Skin Pinching, Lip Biting and Others. Others is where I punch the wall or myself. I have broken my knuckles several times punching things which are a bit too hard for me.
  10. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    how embarrasing.

    i ticked them all
  11. Taylor74

    Taylor74 New Member

    I'm a cutter and use knives and scissors and razors.
    But I've not cut myself for over 6 months. On new meds for my bipolar and
    they seem to be working
  12. Booklover123

    Booklover123 Member

    I used to cut and bite my lips, but haven't for over a week now. Not sure how long that will last...
    I started biting my lips when I was really little as a nervous habit, so it easily crossed the line between a habit and a form of self-harm.
  13. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    Cutting, hair pulling, skin pinching, and punching my thigh. I usually only hair pull or skin pinch when I'm surrounded by people and have no means of escape.
  14. houseofcards

    houseofcards Well-Known Member

    cutting, substance abuse, and for other I chose piercing. I literally just got my tongue done and it didn't feel bad at all, but knowing that it will hurt for the next few days is like :cow: awesome in a way.
  15. poisonedresistance

    poisonedresistance Well-Known Member

    i ticked them all too,,, i used to cut really bad but now ive found more discrete ways of self harming.. he hardly goes near me anyway and he wouldn't know the difference.
  16. Young suicider

    Young suicider Well-Known Member

    I tend to do mental,emotional self harm

    But I cut once and one day I bit the inside of my lip during school
  17. Push

    Push Well-Known Member

    Cutting mostly, although I have done most of the others at one point.
  18. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    I've cut and also hit myself with and against objects, overdosed, asphyxiated, and dug my nails into my skin. I've cut the most by far though.
  19. pppqp

    pppqp Well-Known Member

    Only OD.
  20. Darkbunny456

    Darkbunny456 Member

    I have cut once but used a needle going over same area again and again and also hit my wrist on the wall.
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