Self-Harm FAQ - Questions & Answers

343 Questions
Last Updated: April 21st, 2018

I harm myself on purpose. I never do it because I need to cope, I do it because I like the pain and like to have something on my body. I know I should stop, but I don't want to. Why is that?

Answers: 81 | Last Answer: April 21st, 2018

Why does my girlfriend cut herself?

Answers: 233 | Last Answer: April 21st, 2018

Does cutting for only a few months and stopping make me any less of a self-harmer?

Answers: 116 | Last Answer: April 21st, 2018

why does cutting make me feel better but then bad afterwards?

Answers: 138 | Last Answer: April 21st, 2018

Why do I want bad things to happen to me?

Answers: 57 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2018

I self harm but I don’t bruise and my scars always go after a few days and they never properly scar, does it mean it isn’t proper self harm?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2018

What do I say to people that ask about my scars without making them uncomfortable?

Answers: 133 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2018

Does scratching with a knife, not cutting, just to feel the burn, count as self-harm?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

Are you open about the fact you self-harm, or do you hide it?

Answers: 67 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

Is self harm only physical, or can you harm yourself emotionally as well?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

I scratch my arms all the time with scissors but i can never bring myself to actually cut myself, is that still considered self harm?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

At what point is a counselor required to involuntarily commit someone to a hospital for self-harm? For example, can you tell them that you have self-harmed or that you have urges to self-harm, without the risk of being committed?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

What are some reasons a 4 yr old would self harm?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

What should I do when self harm doesn't work anymore?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

Why do I want to self harm?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

Am I a bad person for self harming?

Answers: 55 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

What are the best alternatives to self-harm?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

I managed to stop self-harming, but then I relapsed, how can I ever stop for good?

Answers: 31 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

How much time does it take to fully break the addiction of self-harm?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: April 17th, 2018

What can I do to replace this awful habit I've created?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Why can't I stop self-harming?

Answers: 44 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

I had a dream of a friend talking about ways she could harm herself to the point where she wouldn't survive. What does this mean? I've tried looking all over the internet but I can't find anything.

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

What do I do when I think I've cut too deep?

Answers: 125 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

My best friend did suicide. He moved away 2 years ago and stopped talking. I keep thinking maybe if I kept talking, he wouldn't of done it. I feel so alone, how should I feel?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Why does it feel good hurting myself?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

When I self harm I don't feel enough pain so i keep doing it. What do i do to stop?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Does self-harm cause more problems than you are already dealing with?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Why do people try to blame you for what you're feeling when it is just your method of coping?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

How can I stop the thoughts from coming in so I could stop hurting myself?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Why does keeping blades make me anxious, but getting rid of them also makes me anxious?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

I'm loosing interest in stuff I loved. I've got low self esteem and I am worth less.. I have suicidal thoughts and I wanna cut is there something wrong with me?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

What is the best way to stop cutting myself?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

Why do people purposefully hurt themselves?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: April 16th, 2018

How to deal with self-harm alone?

Answers: 139 | Last Answer: April 15th, 2018

Why do I feel guilty for cutting when it has been a year since i done it?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 14th, 2018

Why do some wounds turn purple?

Answers: 43 | Last Answer: April 12th, 2018

How do I explain scars when a young child asks about them?

Answers: 112 | Last Answer: April 12th, 2018

Why is self-harm so addictive?

Answers: 144 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

how do i tell my counselor that do not want to do gym because when we dress out you could see the cuts on my arm even if that person already knew in the past i used to cut?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

Am I always going to feel sorry for myself?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

I pick my elbows/head/feet- the skin until it bleed. I also bite inside of my cheek.It relaxes me and is a bit of an obsession. I don't want to hurt myself. Is it still self-harm?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

How can I stop cutting?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

Do the thoughts of self harming ever go away, even if you've officially stopped?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

Why do i want to hurt myself whenever mess up?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

how do I explain self harm scars to my significant other and or children?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

Why is nightime always the time I want to self-harm?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2018

How can I tell my friends or family that I self-harm?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: April 9th, 2018

Is it still considered a self-harming episode if no wounds or marks are left from it?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: April 9th, 2018

Does using acid to burn yourself count as self-harm?

Answers: 218 | Last Answer: April 7th, 2018

This is going to sound bad, but recently, I've been cutting myself because I enjoy the sight and taste of my own blood. I just need to know if this is normal or not?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 4th, 2018

What can I do instead of self harm?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

How can I resist the urge to self harm to make myself feel again?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

How do I stop cutting?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

How can I stop the urge to harm myself?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

Why do I always feel the need to keep a blade with me even when I don't need to cut?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2018

Hi I'm thinking a lot of self harming in a dangerous way. Will this help me on how I am feeling?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 2nd, 2018

Why do other people yell at me for self-harming? Why can't they be more sympathetic?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: April 2nd, 2018

How do I stop the urges?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: April 2nd, 2018

How can I stop feeling guilty for self-harming?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: April 2nd, 2018

How can I get over my self harm?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: March 31st, 2018

Is someone who self harms also suicidal?

Answers: 67 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2018

How do I get the courage to throw away my razors?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: March 26th, 2018

How can you replace self-harm with another activity?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: March 20th, 2018

What would be a better, non-harmful, alternative to self-harm?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: March 20th, 2018

I like my scars, I'm proud of them and love what they look like, I don't show them to anyone because I feel like they're something personal but I'm confused. Why do I love them ?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: March 19th, 2018

Can I die from self harm?

Answers: 59 | Last Answer: March 19th, 2018

It's my first time self-harming and it really felt nice. Is it considered bad already?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: March 19th, 2018

What makes me want to cut?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: March 19th, 2018

What's the best way to get over self-harm relapse and good methods for aftercare?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: March 13th, 2018

Why stop self harming?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: March 12th, 2018

Someone told me I'm at higher risk for skin cancer because I've self-harmed. Is that true?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: March 12th, 2018

How can you stop the urge to cut?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: March 12th, 2018

How do I stop urges to hurt myself?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 7th, 2018

How can I cope with the fact that I self harm?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

Why does self-harming feels comforting when it is obviously damaging myself?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

I want to wear t-shirts, but I don't want to talk about my scars? Some of them LOOK very recent, but aren't. What to do?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

How do accept your scars? How you deal with the always having to be reminded of your failure?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2018

What is the best way to stop feeling triggered?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

How do I deal with friends who self-harm?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

What's the best way to tell my friends that I self harm without them telling anybody?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

I self harm now my friend does too what do I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

Can self harm be considered a coping mechanism?

Answers: 34 | Last Answer: March 5th, 2018

How can we understand whether a person is self harming for attention or if it comes from a feeling of worthlessness?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: March 2nd, 2018

Can you stop self harm without addressing the underlying issues ?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: March 2nd, 2018

My best friend wont stop self harming. What do I do now..?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: March 2nd, 2018

What are some alternatives to self-harm?

Answers: 55 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2018

What can physical abuse at a young age, (eight months) do to you?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2018

How can I find a doctor or therapist who's knowledgeable about self-harm?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2018

How do I stop self harming -if it's a addiction- without telling someone?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2018

Is it bad to self-harm as a way of managing emotions?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

Is it still considered cutting if I just use a safety pin to scratch the surface and no blood?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

How can I approach someone that self harms?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

I have suicidal thoughts as well as homicidal thoughts all the time but don't want to put in a nut house What do I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 26th, 2018

Self harm alternatives and distractions?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

My friend is talking about suicide what should I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Does self harming behaviour run in families ?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

What is the Butterfly Project?

Answers: 209 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

What are ways to tell if someone might be cutting?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Is it normal for me to enjoy Cutting?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

What can I do if my friend won't stop cutting?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Why is self harm wrong as a coping technique?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Will my marks heal?

Answers: 38 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Am I doing this for attention?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Does self harming make me unimportant?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

will I self-harm forever?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Helping a friend stop cutting?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Why does my circle scar in my forehead disappear?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

Every self-harm "session" I can't stop at one or two cuts... it always ends up being 15+ cuts (not deep and not long though). Why is this so?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 22nd, 2018

What should I wear to exercise with self harm scars?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2018

How to talk about self harm scars to other people?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2018

Do you think Self Harm is an addiction?

Answers: 34 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Why does the urge to self-harm continue to come back, even though I've been clean for over a year?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Why is self-harm a feeling of relief?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Is it normal to feel broken?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Should I show my partner my cuts if they already know about them?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Why is self harming so addictive?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Will I be ever to fully resist the urges of self harm?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

What really is so wrong with using self-harm as a coping technique when it works so well?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

Where does the urge for self-harm come from?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2018

How do people view self-harm and the people who do it?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: February 16th, 2018

What exactly counts as self harm?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: February 15th, 2018

Should I see a therapist for minor self harm, like biting, pinching and scratching?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: February 15th, 2018

What will happen if I tell my therapist I self harm?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: February 14th, 2018

Are addictions to unhealthy substances a form of self-harm?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: February 13th, 2018

How can I tell my parents that I self-harm without them freaking out?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: February 13th, 2018

How do I get help for self harm without telling my mom?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

What is the best way to cope in a very stressful situation without reverting to self-harm?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

Why does self harm make you feel better?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

Does anyone else have suicidal thoughts but also not hurt oneself ?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: February 12th, 2018

Why do so many think that only teens can struggle with self harm?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2018

My sister saw me cutting, how can I explain myself to her without having her think I'm crazy?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2018

When can you consider yourself recovered from self-harming?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: February 5th, 2018

Why am I still struggling with self-harm as an adult, isn't it just a problem teenagers have?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: February 5th, 2018

Why do I wake up thinking my day will not go well?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: February 4th, 2018

Why do I love my scars so much?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: February 4th, 2018

Is it normal to feel the urges to self-harm after you've stopped for months?

Answers: 38 | Last Answer: February 4th, 2018

How can I find healthy alternatives to self harm?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2018

I know I "should" stop. Why can't I commit to stopping? Why do I think self-harm is OK?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2018

I was about 2 months clean but I started feeling depressed and I relapsed. I don't want my mum to know but I don't know what to do?!

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2018

Why is self-harm considered bad?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2018

I can’t talk to people about how I feel (suicidal) because no one believes I’d do it .. I feel so alone and I really feel like giving up.. what do I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 29th, 2018

Is it OK to show scars in public? Should I be concerned about people commenting or should I be self-confident?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: January 22nd, 2018

My bestfriends friend cuts and she hasnt been eating she hasn’t said an ything to us but we see it I’m not really close to her and and best f is bad with words so we not sure how to mention it ?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 13th, 2018

I don't know if I can keep fighting my depression. Everyday I consider suicide and this just never seems to stop. Will I ever get through this?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 13th, 2018

Why does cutting relieve so much stress from my life?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

Why does my brother call me an attention seeker?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How do I stop myself from relapsing when I feel the need to?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Why does it feel so relieving to hurt myself?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How should I talk to someone who might be at risk if committing self-harm or suicide?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How do I get help without seeming like I'm desperate for someone to notice my situation?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

Why I can't stop self harming?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

Why can't I convince myself that self harm alternatives may work?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: January 1st, 2018

Why do I still want to cut myself when I have help?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: December 29th, 2017

Why is the topic of self harm and ways to cope with it not brought up more?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 25th, 2017

Have the urge to self harm after almost a decade of recovery?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: December 22nd, 2017

Why is it so difficult to stop self-harming?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2017

Is it normal to self-harm simply because you're bored? (note: I self-harmed in the past because of depression, which is no longer relevant)

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2017

How can friends help me to stop hurting myself?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

why can't I just walk away from sef-harming when I know it's bad for me?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I hide my weaknesses from those around me?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Me and my mom are really close I love her like so fucking much , but she doesn't know I cut and I wanna tell her , but I feel like it would break her :/ how do I tell her ?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why do people stare at my scars yet don't ask how I got them?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I cope with the thoughts of me deserving suffering and pain without hurting myself?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why do you cut yourself when it does nearly nothing to you except hurt yourself?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Is it better to self-harm for immediate relief or hold out for long term improvement the hard slow miserable way?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why do I feel the need to hurt myself?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 11th, 2017

Why do I feel like I need to hurt myself in order to feel better?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

What will people think if they see my scars?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Why should I go to a psychologist if he would have to tell my parents that I am hurting myself and I do not want them to know?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Is there a clinic for people that self harm, and how do I find it?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

I bit myself when I'm angry and that calms me down a lot and it leaves no much bruise. Why should I stop?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

Why do you hurt yourself more when someone else has already hurt you?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 30th, 2017

Can I learn to use other forms of coping to resist the urges of Self Harm?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

Will the scars ever go away?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

How can I stop feeling ashamed of my scars left from my self-harm after recovery?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

How can I live without self-harm?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Why do I miss my scars? It's been over a year since I last cut myself and my scars have faded but now I miss them.

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

How can I distract myself from wanting to self-harm?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Why do I always feel better after I self-harm?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

What can i do instead of hurting myself?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Why do I always get so triggered when I am angry?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Alternatives for self harm when it is used as a decisive action in an overwhelmingly uncertain situation?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: November 19th, 2017

Why do I keep thinking about cutting when I haven't cut in years?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2017

How to I get my friend to stop self harming without telling on her?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

Why do people self-harm?

Answers: 54 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

How can I tell someone about self harm without getting in trouble or being judged?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

Why do I constantly feel as though I am not good enough?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

Why stop if it helps?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

I haven't cut in almost 2 years and today I decided to cut and i feel guilty and like im a weak person for self harming is this normal?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: November 12th, 2017

Do I have to break the skin for it to be classed as self-harm?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

What is it about cutting and the blood that I'm so addicted to? Am I insane?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

I've tried to stop self harm 6 times now, but I keep coming back to it. Is it worth trying anymore?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2017

How can I stop thinking about the issue that is causing me to self-harm?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: October 23rd, 2017

How can I stop feeling numb and rely on hurting myself?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2017

If I self-harm in a visible place, does that mean I'm secretly doing it for the attention?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: September 29th, 2017

Why is trichotillomania (hair pulling) not as addressed in the self harm community?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2017

Why does this feel so right but I know it's so wrong?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 25th, 2017

why do I feel like I need to self-harm to feel okay?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: September 18th, 2017

Is it normal for me to suddenly stop self-harming?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: September 18th, 2017

How do I cope with people pointing and staring at my Self Harm scars?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2017

Why do I believe that hurting myself isn't really that big of a deal?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2017

If I don't self-harm, then how can I cope?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2017

Why do my scars still itch?

Answers: 263 | Last Answer: September 4th, 2017

Does having scars on show make it uncomfortable for people who do not self harm?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: August 28th, 2017

Why do I have to pretend that everything is okay?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

Why can't I stop punishing myself for making mistakes?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

My daughter told me she self-harms but I don't understand, what does it feel like to do something like this to cope?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

How can I help my best friend who self harms?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

I'm scared if I tell someone I self harm, they'll think I want to commit suicide and send me to the hospital. Could this happen?

Answers: 33 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

How do I beat this addiction?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

Is it normal to progress from one form of self harm to another ?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2017

Why do I feel like I am not real?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 31st, 2017

Why do I miss my scars from previous self harm?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 30th, 2017

Why do I feel so alone even though lots of people feel the same way?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

How do i deal with urges to relapse?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

How can we get support people who self-harm and don't want to quit?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

How can I start accepting my scars?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

Where can I find first-aid information?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

When distractions don't work, what else can I try to prevent self-harm?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

Why can't I stop self-harming, even when I know it is bad?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

How can I hide my scars from the ones I love? they are becoming suspicious.

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2017

What is the best way to deal with a situation when you find yourself triggered?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 20th, 2017

Is it normal for me to feel relieved when self harming?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2017

What constitutes self-harm?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

What is the best way to distract youself from wanting to self-harm?

Answers: 44 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

Does scratching count as self harm if I don't bleed?

Answers: 276 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

how i get out of my mind the wrong person?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2017

What in your body makes it so hard to quit?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 23rd, 2017

What can I do to take care of my wounds properly?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

Why does addiction feel so good and is it caused by peer pressure?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

How can I talk about/show people my many scars without them freaking out?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

Why do I feel the need to physically harm myself when I feel depressed?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

When I'm angry, why do I always feel the need to hurt myself?

Answers: 306 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

Why do I think that self-harm is the answer?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

Why can't I tell someone I cut myself?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

How do I get out of the routine of self-harm, it is something that makes that dark numb feeling go away and frankly I feel addicted to it.

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2017

Is it normal for the cuts to look this inflamed even after this time?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 25th, 2017

How do I keep myself from making new scars as my old scares are healing?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: April 25th, 2017

What is it like to show your scars in public or around friends and family?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2017

After recovery from self-harm, how can I deal with the scars left on my body?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: April 11th, 2017

How did I get addicted so quickly to cutting?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2017

How do I convince my family that I do not self harm?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2017

How to cope with stress and depression without self harming?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 3rd, 2017

How to get rid of self harm scars?

Answers: 343 | Last Answer: March 29th, 2017

What other psychological factors influence self-harm?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: March 27th, 2017

What have others used to replace self harm as a coping mechanism?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: March 20th, 2017

How can I stop a habit of self-harm?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: March 20th, 2017

I think I need stitches, but I'm afraid of going to the hospital or calling my doctor. What will happen when I do?

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Why do I let self-harm control my life?

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What is the best way to ask people for help when you are hurting without telling them the specifics of personal information on why you are struggling?

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Why do I feel like I just cut for attention?

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Why am I harming myself to make myself feel better when it only last a little bit?

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How do I stop?

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How do I help someone I care about from self-harming?

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I tend to self-harm when my emotions fly out of check. What should I do??

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Is it normal for me to like my scars?

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Why do I always resort to this form of coping first instead of a more healthy approach?

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How can I speak to my parents about depression and self harm without anxiety getting in the way?

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How many times will I have to tell myself "I'm never going to do this again" for me to realize that self harm is not the right way to deal with pain?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2017

Why can't I find another way to deal with my problems?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2016

Why doesn't it hurt when we self harm?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

Why does everyone run away from me and my scars?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

I've been clean from self harm for 4 years, but i still struggle every day. Are there ways to keep my mind off it?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2016

I'm hurting myself psychically, but I don't feel any pain. What's going on?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2016

How can I stop Self Harm if its the only thing that's keeping me from my anxiety?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2016

Why do I get urges after bein clean for a really long time?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2016

Is there something wrong with me if I start self-harming? Not everyone relies on that for coping, so why do I?

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Why is there so much stigma attached to self harm?

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Why is cutting so cathartic?

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I self-harm unconsciously, how can I break this habit?

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How can I stop having an urge to self harm ?

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What can I do when I feel an urge?

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How can I take better care of my injuries?

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It is normal to feel really good or laughing after cutting?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

How can I stop feeling better after self-harming?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

How can I hide my scars?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

Why do I always feel that I have no purpose in life?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

It's normal feeling high after cutting?

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What to do when you don't even want to recover?

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How can I stop myself from wanting to cut?

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I've stopped self-harming, but I have existing wounds. What should I do without telling anyone?

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What are some ideas for dealing with triggers that lead to self harm,such as stress which cannot seem to be avoided, in one's daily life?

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How can I stop myself from relapsing?

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Why can't I stop thinking about how pretty blood is?

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What to do when coping skills stop you from harming, but mean you're still feeling really distressed?

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why I am always thinking about wanting to expelled all the guilt I have?

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As an ex-self harmer, how can be supportive to someone that self harms without allowing it to trigger me?

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How do I handle triggers?

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Why am I doing this to myself?

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I used to wonder whether or not I was just being weak. I kept trying to make each time worse, just to see how far I could push myself, to build up to that moment when I wouldn't be afraid to finally let go. But I realized that I didn't need it, and I haven't for almost a year now. How many were jus

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 30th, 2015

I get stuck between needing therapy and being recovered. Have you found anything that helps you move beyond just knowing skills & not doing much harm anymore and into actual full-time recovery?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 28th, 2015

how do i tell someone i broke a promise about nit cutting anymore? i said i’d stop?

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I feel like my cutting is escalating super fast. I've only been cutting for three days and already have 40 cuts. Is this normal?

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What do to when people find out you self-harm?

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I think my parents know that I self-harm, my dad threatened to "send me away" and my mom tells me not to "do anything stupid". What should I do?

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I do self harm on my wrists. I was wondering will they heal?

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I have a friend who often Skypes me when she's feeling a really strong urge to self-harm, and I'm not entirely sure how to help her, especially when she already has a razor. What tips can I offer?

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I'm going on holiday in 5 months will myself harm scars fade my mum doesn't know I'm terrified please help me ?

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I've selfharmed for quite some time now and I want to tell my mom that I do it before she finds it out herself. But she threatened to put me in a mental-hospital if I ever selfharm - what should I do?

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I like when bad things happen to me and I want bad things to happen to me what's wrong with me?

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When will my 2 mm deep scars fade? (Self harm)

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Is it normal to think about suicide every few days? I’m not going to do it because of religious views and I also think it would be a burden to my parents, I know they can get over it, but still especI

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I feel as if I want to hurt myself or runaway. What can I do you try and change?

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Why don't i want to stop self harming, i know its bad but i just don't want to stop and it scares me?

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after you've cut and gotten help is it normal for you to keep having thoughts about what you did and will they ever go away?

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Why do I feel a compulsion to hurt myself?

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What if school officials are making me suicidal?

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Can my parents hospitalize me for cutting at 18 years old?

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so i started cutting my lower wrist and the first time i experienced this high and felt very happy but this second time i dont feel anything i need that endorphin but it aint comin?

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Self harm after a breakup?

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One of my closest friends harms herself. She believes that she isn't very pretty and that the self harm shuts up the little voices telling her that. Is there a better coping mechanism that self harm?

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any ideas to cover my scars in the summer?

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I can not stop hurting myself , the problem is that i hurt myself mentally , i give headaches to myself to make my mind clouded ; not facing any problem my brain is stuck at i cant stop it any more ?

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how do I know if I should go to a doctor after self-harm?

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Why is it whenever I get sad or upset I tend to hit myself until the feeling goes away?

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I just self harmed for the first time and it felt like such a relief. I really hate the fact that I've come to this point in my life. Why is this?

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How do I hide my cut?:(

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Hey. I just have one question. Why I still cutting up myself even I've already solved my root emotional problem. I can cut myself while smiling, giggling or talking to my loved one?

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I can’t control myself cutting?

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My friend is cutting, what should I do?

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Can my therapist commit me if I tell them about my homicidal urges/graphic details, and the urge to self harm?

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?I have been cutting periodically for two weeks but only like five cuts a day. Today I did too many to count. They never bleed, but it feels good. I never feel much so now I do. But it’s so many.

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How can I make people proud of me?

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I don't really feel bad about self harming. To me it's just something I do to help me cope when all else fails. and i dont really try to hide it because it no one around me feels like it's a big deal?

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When i get mad i hit myself and it makes me feel better sometimes. I dont know why, and do i have anger issues?

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What do you do when self harming doesn't work no more?

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So... my life began to fall apart... so i cut the living hell out of both arms and my torso, because, at the time, it seemed the thing to do... but now i am back in reality... how do i face my family?

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How to help a friend with suicidal thoughts?

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Whenever I am really upset I punch myself in the head sometimes just once sometimes over and over until there’s bumps and it’s throbbing. I don’t know why I do it and wish I could stop any advice?

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what do i do if my girlfriend asked me to stop self harming if i can´t stop myself when times are rough?

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If someone feels the need to cut themselves with scissors, not even to bleed, but to leave marks, is that bad?

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Could hair cutting be a form of self harm? I cut my arms and legs, but if I don't I feel like I will explode. I cut my hair to help that feeling go.

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I self harm to see a bit of blood is that normal?

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Why do I hate life and think of suicide a lot?

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I'm not depressed, but cutting feels so good, and I just can't stop?.

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What are some excuses for self harm scars on thigh?

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Basically I have these voices in my head that say if this happens then self harm. It’s like I’m gambling with my life, I hate it and don’t want my family to worry, any advice?

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My self harm scars hurt when I’m angry, upset, stressed or would have self harmed, why?

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is my self-harm healing normally? how do I know if I should see a doctor?

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Can pychiatrist have you commited if you tell them you cut yourself?

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How can I tell my parents about self harm without them freaking out? I went a little outside my margins and the cuts can’t be hidden

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How can we better support others facing self-harm in their daily lives?

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Help can I deal with the scars on my face?

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