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  • Catapult

    I 1st injured deliberately when I was 6. I evolved through different ways of injuring. In college, I added other ways. I quit for nearly 10 yrs and injure again when I was married and looking to divorce him, to find myself as a woman who actually was attracted to women. Good little baptist turned…

  • Self Love and SI

    I feel like the only person in the world who still self harms and doesn’t hate themselves. I’ve looked at self harm blogs when I was younger and still hated myself, and over the years I have grown to like myself a lot more than I thought I ever could. I may not love myself…

  • SAFE Blog

    Hi all, As one of the blog moderators, I am aware this blog isn’t being used very often.  I’m often sad when I see people reach out for help, and my hope is that people will respond and offer support.  That’s what this blog is here for.  I’ve been proud to see people use it…

  • My Birthday Curse Strikes Again

    It’s times like this when I wish this site were more active.  I participate in other sites that are much more active, but they are not trigger free, and some even allow/encourage pictures. Definitely not what I need right now. My birthday has been cursed for a while now.  My Oma (grandmother in German) died…

  • I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    It has been 15 years since I left the SAFE Program and 15 years since I have SI’d.  And yesterday as I was driving along ruminating over these past 15 years and what the difference is it hit me.  The key to stopping self-injury is to stop allowing others to injure you or imply that you deserve…

  • I feel like a failure. I can’t seem to find a job. I feel worthless and unwanted. My education feels like a waste of time and money. I am getting desperate. The more desperate I become the worse the downward spiral gets. I think because of how I a have been feeling, I have started…

  • my story

    This is my first blog post to this site and I`m a little nervous to any reactions I may or may not get, but uh here we go. I started self harming at the age of seventeen, I had several injuries, I started using S.I as a way to feel anything other than sadness and…

  • Lost

    I feel like I’m at the very edge of what I can emotionally tolerate right now. I am scared of what I can’t control and sometimes even more scared of what I can control but don’t know/don’t want to go about doing what I need to. I’m trying not to engage in SI. Ultimately I…

  • Loss

    O.k., so I found out from a friend of mine who sees my therapist that my therapist is retiring.  I’m sure she will tell me herself at our next session in a couple weeks.  I have been seeing her for probably close to six years now.  She is a large part of the reason I…

  • Hello

    This is my first post. Ive found few coping methods but there are couple that have worked: helping others; coloring; reading; drawing and music