sleepingsiren said 9 years, 2 months ago:

Last night, I wasn’t feeling like normal and I suddenly I tried to remember the last time I self-harmed. After so long, I noticed how badly the urge was to do it again and I did.

The last time I ever cut myself was last year, I think. Well last night I just scratched myself raw and then kept doing it until I felt I couldn’t stand it. Now my arms are sore and red like a rash from the skin tearing from my long nails, I did later use a dull knife, but luckily it didn’t do much.

Now I can’t get over these urges to continue it again. I want to so badly cut for the pleasure of leaving a scar, but I don’t at the same time. What can I do to get my mind of it?

Deleted User said 9 years, 1 month ago:

I find exercise helps me, any time I feel like cutting I run until I don’t feel like it anymore. If it’s not feasible to go running like late at night I find taking a shower helps too.
It’s been 10 years since i cut last I think but I still have bouts of wanting to do it every now and again,so you’re not alone.

Jess said 9 years, 1 month ago:

Find something else to keep your mind preoccupied in those times. Recognise that you want to do it but then find something else more proactive. Writing down what you are feeling and why usually helps, or it did for me. Also a few people have used drawing on themselves instead of hurting themselves and that seemed to work for them…