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Do I have any right to SI?
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My friends and family always say I don't have any reason to be cutting myself. A doctor once said to me, “What’s your medication for?" "Depression," I said. "You’re so young. What is there to be depressed about?" Nothing that traumatic ever happened to me. I mean I didn't have a dad and my mom’s bf was bi polar but I was never abused. I just hate myself so much. But is that even reason enough to cut? I feel so bad for doing it, like I take away the seriousness from cutting because I do it. I mean I am in pain but not terribly or anything.

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Is Self-Harm the same as Self-Injury?
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The act of causing harm to oneself is refered to in many ways, including SI, Self Harm, Self-Injury, Self Mutilation, and many others. The greatest confusion comes between the terms self harm and self injury - are they the same thing? Read More... - 3907 Views

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Some people cut to get rid of emotions, but is it possible to cut to bring about emotion? And if so, why would you do that?
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I'm just wondering, because sometimes when I cut it's to get rid of deppression, but oftentimes it's because I feel so numb inside...kind of empty.
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Why do parents react negatively to SI?
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I understand that it scares them, but why don't they TRY to understand? Why do they yell when they see new cuts, shooting a dirty look and growling "I thought you stopped that?" It almost makes me want to SI more, if that makes sense.

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Why do very young children self-harm without recognising they are doing it? And how does this affect someone self-harming?
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I used to self-harm and not even realize I was doing it! I even have a friend who told me the exact same thing, and now we both self-harm. Why is this? Why would a child, who truly has no reason, want to hurt themselves? Do they even want to hurt themselves, or are they simply doing it because they don't understand? I was fully aware of what I was doing at the age of 13/14 but at the age of 5? Honestly...why?
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Why is it that all of my CLOSE friends have, are, or have thought about cutting?
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Ok my 5 closest friends; Michelle, Kate, Tia, Robert and Doug all know that I cut....but also they all used to cut except for Kate who has thought about it. But why is it? Why is it that ALL of my close friends have? I was close friends with Michelle, Kate, Robert, Doug and Tia, before I found out that they cut (or used to) and also before I started....AND I started cutting before I found out that they used to cut.....could there be some sort of connection in our hearts? Sort of like soul mates? But we don't understand until later in life. Read More... - 2469 Views

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Why isn't Self Harm considered a Disorder?
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People who cut or burn themselves are obviously not completely mentally stable, yet many self-injurers don't suffer from any type of psychological disorder. Why isn't self-injury itself considered a disorder? Read More... - 4277 Views

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Post a Question Here!
...hi.
I am 11 years old and I
self-harm, I told my sister
but then she ended up trying
to commit suicide not to long
after. She also deals with
depression and has been for a
very long time. I have MANY
cuts and some have faded but I
can still..feel them?

OASans
I used to self harm like
cutting myself or burning, but
it's been a long time since I
did this last time. However, a
friend of mine seemed to
discover my scars and begin to
be afraid of me yesterday. I
really treasure him and I am
now very stressed out.

OASans
I used to self harm like
cutting myself or burning, but
it's been a long time since I
did this last time. However, a
friend of mine seemed to
discover my scars and begin to
be afraid of me yesterday. I
really treasure him and I am
not very stressed out.

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