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  • 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

  • Scared of myself

    Ive never posted anything like this on public, but my name stays anonymous so im going to give it a try. I’m currently in the worst place in my head. I feel so lost and confused. I don’t know where my life is going. I don’t know what to do with myself right now. I…

  • Hi its been a long time

    I feel like no one gets me.

  • Today

    I apologize if this is not the place to talk about this, or if it offends anyone…but the outcome of this election has left me feeling so negative. While I can talk about it with others, my desire to SI and why it has come about,I can’t talk about with anyone. But I need get…

  • More College and More Relapsing

    I literally just self harmed. I’ve been working on a 6+ page essay for hours today, but I haven’t been able to focus. My new therapist thinks I have ADD on top of my anxiety disorder and depression. I’ve been clean for a few days, but I stopped being able to focus, and I couldn’t…