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Still_worth_LovingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 18, 2012 at 8:33 am

At least you can remember what days you cut...I always forget. :p But oh well, it's okay. Everyone: I'm curious--in what moods are you most likely to cut while you feel? Does that make sense? I want to see if anyone's moods are similar to mine. Also I think if you make a list, then you can recognize when you might be a threat to yourself and prevent it. Just an idea.

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Still_worth_LovingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

How was everyone's Christmas?

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beautifully-broken replied...
Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

anyone on...?

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BladeBaker replied...
Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I myself cut. Not because I blame myself or anything Btu because the pain I feel inside is too strong. I let it out through blood.

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Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hey guys! Sorry I wasn't on when you were. What would you like to be called?

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beautifully-broken replied...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I'm new to this thread... and to teenink in general... I've just been going through some really rough times... anyways, don't want to take up too much of your time here,
 
 

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Jan. 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

You aren't a bother! I'm glad to be in your company. C: I like making friends, but I'm not very good at it in person. :/ We're here for you when you need us, or at least the thread will be. (I don't know where the others are...no one has posted since before Christmas). I'll be a consistent responder since its my thread, so I can try and give advice and talk and help you feel better when I can. You can call me either Smiley or Rayyn.

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beautifully-broken replied...
Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

thanks....
well I guess I should let you know that I'm currently batteling an eating disorder as well as self-harm and depression(although i've never been diagnosed) My parents are being 100% NOT supportive or helpful or anything... my mom told me that I wasn't aloud to talk about the e.d. or cutting... (it's kinda like a don't ask don't tell thing) So I am completely alone in this... my school is small so we don't have counselors or anything and my parents don't want me going to see anyone..... everything is getting worse... physically  I'm not doing good because of the e.d. I pass out randomly

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Jan. 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Wow, that super sucks that your parents are, like, the opposite of supportive. I know what it's like to deal with an ED, too, but not everyone on this thread does. Do you keep a journal? That might help you with the don't ask don't tell thing, but I don't know if it will do much. First off, I think that you do need to talk to someone. Bottling stuff up will NOT help. If anything, it will make it worse. Do your parents understand that eating disorders can be fatal? They aren't the type of thing to be taken lightly at all. Do you think you could be brave enough to tell them some things about your ED that would convince them to get you help? Because I want to help you, but I know that there's only so much I can do.

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FieryAngel replied...
Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:44 am

HEYY GUYS IM BACK

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Jan. 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Welcome back! :D Where were you?

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FieryAngel replied...
Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:20 am

i was in Cali with my parents ovr Christmas break & i had no time (or internet) to go sneak of to say heyy and tell yall how i have been...... yeah yesterday i swore on the hatchet tht i wouldnt cut scratch or burnn myself till midnight and i didnt but this morning i was out fom under tht swear so somethin bad had happened yesterday & i couldnt do anythin & all the coping methods my crappy therapist taught me werent workin so this morning it all caught up to me & my thin layer of control completely shattered...... and since the bad thing tht had happened i hav been listining to alot of stuff by Bullet for My Valentine & System of A Down & Eminem tryin to forget abt it........ really srry i havent been on just havent had a chance okay. hope i didnt worry yall if i did im srry

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FieryAngel replied...
Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

really seriously sorry...... how have yall been???

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Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

It's okay! You slipped up; that's part of recovery. I haven't been able to get on very often lately, so I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. I'm glad you were able to survive until midnight at least! Maybe next time you can try it during the day? I don't know if you have more problems at night, but it sounds like you would be sleeping through a lot of that.

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Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

It's okay! You slipped up; that's part of recovery. I haven't been able to get on very often lately, so I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner. I'm glad you were able to survive until midnight at least! Maybe next time you can try it during the day? I don't know if you have more problems at night, but it sounds like you would be sleeping through a lot of that.

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FieryAngel replied...
Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

well actually my friend made me swear at 8 am & i was up until 1 in the mornin she wants me to swear on the hatchet tht i will nvr cut burnn or scratch myself evr again but i cant do it cuz i will break my word and i cant do that...... im sorry i am tryin to get bettr i really am

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NaomiPikalek replied...
Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Well personally, as someone who used to cut myself, I’ll tell you I think it’s bad.  For me it started as a way to relive stress and feel something, anything when my life felt numb. However soon it became an addiction. Instead of doing it to relive stress I did it whenever I became bored or felt like doing it. I still suffer from it today, but I am dealing with it much better than I had before. My opinion on cutting varies from situation to situation depending on the severity, how often, what you use and why. But overall I think cutting is extremely self destructive and can lead to more severe behavior in the future! If any of you suffer from cutting, or think about cutting, please trust me when I say you shouldn’t. It can easily excel and get out of hand.  If you suffer from depression, stress, anxiety ext. please talk to me, I will try to help all I can, or just be an ear to talk to if that’s what you need!!!

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barrelracer98 replied...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

i cut. i find it as a way to escape. I feel so alone and i bottle everything up inside. I feel this as a distraction. I never thought it would be me, until i was crying so hard one night that i just wanted to stop so i did it. I always felt like crying and this was a way to distration. i dont want anyone to ever cut because it isnt good. its an addiction and i am ashamed of it
 

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Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:10 am

Keirsten: I believe you.

Naomi: this thread has become more of a support thread than anything. If I could change the introductory information, I would. Either way, you're welcome to come here and offer/receive support of you like. Same goes for you, barrelracer!

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FieryAngel replied...
Jan. 14, 2013 at 9:52 am

Rayyn- thanx jus kno tht i really appreciate the support even though somtimes i think ur support is wasted on a lost cause... it feels lik i dont really wanna quit but i kno i do... i guess i just need to learn to face my own personal demons
 
Naomi/Barrelracer- yall make it sound like doin drugs... yes a person can become addicted but i do not think u should b ashamed of it... maybe thts how u cope, but if u r ashamed of somethin u wont face it... and with this kinda problem u have to face it in order for it to go away... i kno im not an expert on this but neither r the 2 of u... i hav learned u cant control it but if u 2 have found a way for an addicted cutter (lik myself) then plz do share... jus cuz we r cutters, som of us not wantin to quit others who hav successfully quit, & cutters lik me who r tryin, does not mean we r self-destructive or BAD... som ppl eat whn they r upset, we cut... som ppl fight whn they r upset, we cut... mayb u r addicted Barrelracer, but bein ashamed of it will only make it worse

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