“Like everyone says, self-injury urges are part of recovery. I haven’t cut in 10 months. I still get urges from time to time but the time between them gets longer. It gets better if that makes sense. Keep fighting everyone, you’re doing well!” ☺
From someone who self-injured for years I can say that you can overcome this. I haven’t cut in about 1.5 years now and I can honestly say it feels great. I struggled at times, but I think that’s a part of the process. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you just have to work to get there…but trust me, it is so worth it. I’m glad I stopped…so glad!
I’ve been in recovery for almost 7 months now,and I’m proud of myself. No one around me really understands how hard it is not to want to hurt myself, but I fight every single day. The road to recovery has been anything but easy but I’m still walking and I hope to eventually make it all the way there.
I used to think I would always SI…that I couldnt stop it. I was wrong. So wrong. It starts with telling someone u can trust…and then it takes a lot of work, but from someone who went thru this, I can say its worth it…u can get over this…u can recover…u can be free! Hang in there…u can do it!
I’m getting better. Having not cut for 3 months is a big deal for me. I do miss my razor sometimes but then I look at how misruble it made. How it made things worse. I’m not happy yet but I have to say I am not that depressed as I used to be. If you are a person reading this who SI’s, know it gets better. It takes time. It isn’t going to be easy, but stay strong. If I could do it you can too. Best of luck to everyone who wants and is getting better. I really wish all the best for you!!
There is such a terrible stigma around self-injury, because so many people do not understand it – but I do, and there are a lot of us who do. You are not alone. I began engaging in self-injury when I was 15 years-old. I wanted to stop the emotional pain, and the physical pain was not only a distraction, but it provided me with immediate relief. However, the relief was only temporary and did not allow me to deal with my problems in an effective manner. I continued to harm myself for 9 more years as a way of coping, and finally got the help I needed years later. I am happy to say that I have not harmed myself in over 5 years, and can’t even imagine ever thinking of doing so again. There is always hope, for every single one of us, and we can overcome this together!
I started with self-injury when I was very young and it helped me somehow. At least I thought so…. I lost many friends over the years because they could not deal with it, I was not able to have a stable relationship and it even kept me from working in the field that I wanted to work in – I always dreamed of being a police officer. They told me I was weak, not strong enough, even though I didn’t hurt myself in several years at that time. I heard it from everybody and it opened my eyes. My grandma taught me, to always be positive and keep pushing through. I knew, I was strong. So why did I do this to myself? Why did I keep destroying everything? The moment the police doctor told me, I was not good enough, was the moment I knew I had to change something. Of course it is still inside me and sometimes I feel the urge, but I have changed and I don’t wanna let anything take over my life again. I am married now and my husband is the main reason, that keeps me strong. I want a life with him, I want a life worth living. He is the only person who never judged me for who I am, for what is sleeping inside me.