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Self-harm habits. - June 8th 2013, 06:32 PM

This thread has been labeled as triggering, particularly on the subject of self harm, by the original poster or by a Moderator. The contents of this thread might therefore not be suitable for certain sensitive users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

I recently told a couple of 'authority figures' about my self-harm, and when they were asking me questions (and responding to my answers) it got me wondering what the kind of 'average' was, in terms of answers.

So, if you self-harm, if you could answer these questions, I'd appreciate it c: Of course, they're all optional, so if you want to skip one, go ahead.
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  • Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
  • Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
  • How often do you self-harm?
  • How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
  • What time of day do you usually self-harm?
  • Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
  • Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?



EDIT:Please don't state what you use to self harm. This is against the rules of Teenhelp. (-Felorena)


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 8th 2013, 08:16 PM

What do you use to self-harm?
[EDIT]
Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
bathroom at home, but away from the mirror. If it's picking, then it's where ever I am at the moment. Sometimes I'd go to a bathroom in front of the mirror or if a mirror is anywhere else.
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
picking is arms. legs and face sometimes chest, shoulders and neck. Cutting is upper legs.
How often do you self-harm?
picking everyday. Cutting varies. So far I'm cutting free since may 31, 2013
How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
for picking, it's anything I can pick, that varies a lot. (In the summer for example I'd get 30 mosquito bites and pick every single one, every day until there's nothing left to pick.) For cutting, it's 1-5 cuts depending. Usually 2 vertical cuts on each upper leg.
What time of day do you usually self-harm?
picking is any time of day. Cutting would be late at night usually.
Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I have shaving razors in the bathroom, but the one I use is right by my bed in a basket. My fingers for picking are always attached to my body.
Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I have bled heavy from SH but never went to the hospital. Maybe after picking the wound got infected but took care of it myself.

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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 9th 2013, 12:03 AM

What do you use to self-harm?
Gonna skip this one because I'm unsure if saying what tools you use is allowed.

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
In my home it's normally my bedroom or my bathroom. But I've done it outside of the home too.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
It varies, normally not on the arms but I've done it on the stomach, thighs, hips, and sometimes my breasts.

How often do you self-harm?
Varies. I notice an increase during that time of the month though.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Varies, sometimes I'll focus on one and sometimes I'll do multiple smaller ones.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Normally nighttime or evening time but sometimes earlier.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In my sweater pocket on the weekdays, in a box full of tumbled rocks if I'm not going out for a while.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No, I haven't, although I should look into getting some Bacitracin.


   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 9th 2013, 12:17 AM

-What do you use to self-harm?
[Edit]

-Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
In my room

-Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
My left wrist. I would go up my arm but i can hide my wrists with bracelets...

-How often do you self-harm?
I'll have large gaps between relapses and then I'll cut every few days or sometimes every day for a few weeks before going months until doing it again.

-How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Usually under 7 cuts at a time.

-What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Mostly at night when my parents are asleep so they won't catch me.

-Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In my stationary box.

-Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Never hospitalised but I've got help off the internet to treat a few infected wounds and they've turned out okay.

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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 9th 2013, 08:15 PM

Like Dez said, I don't think we're supposed to say what tools we use, so I'll leave that one out.


-Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
My room/the bathroom

-Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Wrists, thighs

-How often do you self-harm?
Depends. I usually have a few weeks between relapses, but I might go a few weeks doing it almost daily after a relapse.

-How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Around 5-6 a time

-What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Generally any time after 7pm

-Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
Pencilcase (I've done at school before, so I keep it with me), inside the front cover of books

-Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope.
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 10th 2013, 10:41 AM

I'm actually trying really hard to stop. But anyways

What do you use to self-harm?

[Edited]

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?

The bathroom.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?

Legs. Occasionally arms or stomach

How often do you self-harm?

I used to at least once a day. But I'm in recovery

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?

Depending on depth - if I felt like shallow cuts then I would do between 8-10, but if they were deep then only 2-4.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?

Late at night or really early in the morning (like 1-2am ish)

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?

Cellotaped to the back of my drawers.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?

I've needed stitches twice. And the number of infected wounds I've had has been uncountable.

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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 10th 2013, 07:12 PM

Sorry, i didn't know about not being allowed to post what you use! If a mod sees this can you edit it out/if people see this don't answer that one (thank you to everyone who has answered).


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 10th 2013, 09:52 PM

What do you use to self-harm?
I don't know if we're allowed to say, plus I don't want to give anyone any ideas.

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Usually on my bed, but if I know I'm going to do a lot, I go in the bathroom so I can clean up more easily.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Mostly my legs, but sometimes my stomach and hips.

How often do you self-harm?
It varies a lot. Right now, I'm trying to stop, so it's been almost two weeks. When it was at it's worst, it was almost every day, but now, it's about 5-10 days between each time.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
That really depends. If I do really shallow ones, I do quite a few at once (25-50ish). With medium depth ones it's more like 10-30, and with deep ones, I'll only do a few. (I'm sorry if this is too triggering, feel free to remove it if it is.)

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
It's usually evening/night.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I have a drawer with my self-harm tools and bandaids, gauze, neosporin, etc.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I've never gone to the hospital for my self harm, but I've definitely had cuts that I should have gotten stitches for. I've had infected cuts, but nothing that I couldn't deal with on my own.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 11th 2013, 12:46 PM


  • Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
usually sat on my sofa, or in the bath

  • Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
legs, arms, stomach, chest, have done my face, also I overdose as self harm, so internal organs

  • How often do you self-harm?
It depends on my mood, sometimes I self harm every day, sometimes I can go for months without it (I'm now 6 weeks free)

  • How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Usually I'll do around 10 up to 50 cuts in a session, 3 or 4 burns, overdoses depend on how much I have around, stabbing, usually once or twice, hitting I will do usually around 20 times

  • What time of day do you usually self-harm?
usually in the evening, when it gets quiet and there's nothing to distract me. Alternatively, I will sometimes cut in the morning before work, to calm me down.

  • Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a fake book on my bookcase

  • Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
yes, quite a few times I've had to have stitches, x-rays and treatment for overdoses and have also had to be seen by specialist burns nurses.

   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 11th 2013, 03:04 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
  • Bathroom, my bedroom

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
  • Arms, hips, lower stomach, thighs

How often do you self-harm?
  • Depends. Right now, I'm trying to stop, but haven't really been able to. But, right now, to me, it's seems to be every few hours or so.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
  • Depends. If shallow, between 5-15. If medium depth, between 2-4. If deep, maybe one.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
  • Usually at night time.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
  • I usually keep everything wrapped up in a paper towel and I put them in a little carrying case that I used to have for my Nintendo DS and that is now hanging up on the bedpost of my bed.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
  • Nope. There were a few times where I almost had to go to the hospital for stitches, but I was able to tend to them on my own.




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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 15th 2013, 12:41 AM

Where do you self-harm?
Normally at home in my room or the bathroom. Sometimes in public places. I'm currently an in-patient and I've self harmed in hospital too.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Arms, stomach,thighs, knees, legs, ankles, hips.

How often do you self-harm?
Was every day. Not been as often since I was admitted onto a ward six week ago.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I always cut at least several times at once. I never self harm and just do the one cut.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?

When I feel I need to do it. When I have the urges.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?

In my draws etc.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Hundreds of times. I've needed cuts steri stripping, gluing and stitching and I've had infections and been on tablets for them. Been in-patient four times too (for self harm and suicidal thoughts - I have a personality disorder)


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 16th 2013, 11:29 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
I used to self-harm in the shower.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?

Used to be on my thighs

How often do you self-harm?
I stopped several years ago.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
It depended on the stressor and what I was feeling.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
It depended on when I was alone. Usually whenever I took my showers.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
[Edited]

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No, I usually bandaged myself up pretty good and used antibiotic cream. [Edited]

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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 18th 2013, 12:40 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Usually in my bedroom, sometimes in the shower.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Near my hip bones (around where my underwear sits). It's the only place I can do it without anyone seeing.

How often do you self-harm?
Not everyday, but a few times a week.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Depends. When I relapsed the other day, I made quite a few seeming my old ones had faded. Since then, has just been a couple.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Usually at night.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In my draw of my bed-side table

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 22nd 2013, 07:25 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
In my bedroom, the bathroom, the shower
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
My stomach, thighs, hips and sometimes my upper arms.
How often do you self-harm?
Used to be everyday a while ago but for about a year or so I've only harmed every so often; usually a month or two (one four month time) between times of harming. I'm really attempting to quit but it is really hard for me and I doubt myself a lot.
It depends. Usually one to three. I sometimes make multiple cuts but they are due to not wanting to go deep. I keep all of my cuts shallow as much as possible because they heal quicker and they do not scar as much as the deeper ones. When I was harming rather badly in high school, I'd make one cut usually but it would be deep.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Usually at night but I have during the day and in the morning as well.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a drawer, sometimes I carry things with me.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I thought of asking to go to the hospital a couple of times when my harming was a lot worse in middle and high school but I never did. I just kept a really close watch on my cuts and kept them clean to prevent infection. I should have probably gone to the hospital but I didn't want anyone noticing so I kept this to myself.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 23rd 2013, 04:19 PM

Obviously I'm not going to answer the one about what I've used. I've gone a month and a half without burning or cutting so.... whoo...
Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Mostly in my room, or bathroom. I've done it at school though, in the girl's bathroom.
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
I guess I should say first that I've been SHing since November 2011, and I started on my hands and arms. Around May of 2012, I had to get really clever, so I cut my waist hips and stomach. In like, October of 2012 though, I did my arms a little again. And my last episode, which was a burn, was on my wrist.
How often do you self-harm?
It used to be several times a day, which turned into several times a week, which has gone to about once a month, but.... I don't know.
How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I've self harmed maybe a good 250 times. At least.
What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Nighttime. As late as possible.
Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a box, a little pink box, that my friend gave me a necklace in. I keep the little box in a drawer in my nightstand next to my bed under all of my notebooks.
Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Yes... March 7th 2012. Worst day of my life, I think. I had cut several, many many times that day, and my counselor made me have an inspection, she dragged me without my jacket through the hallway of my middle school peers and friends(I was in eighth grade), through the high school's hallways where several of my upper-grade friends were watching me walk by sobbing(the high school is connected to the middle school), to their nurses office where my principal, my vice principal, my counselor, and nurses treated me like a science project and bandaged me up and took pictures of my arms, and then from there I spent the rest of the day talking to the counselor and then went to the doctor right after school, they thought I was infected.
And then more recently, May 8th, after getting caught, I had to go to the nurse and get this weird cream for a burn. Then spent the rest of the day in the guidance office and my principal's office....
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 23rd 2013, 04:44 PM

I don't self harm anymore, but when I did:
- Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
I generally either did it in my bedroom or in the bathroom.
- Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
I generally self harmed on my leg, but originally just my stomach. Towards the end I resorted to the creases on my arms, and above my elbow.
- How often do you self-harm?
I used to self harm multiple times daily.
- How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I never used to count, I just used to lose control then feel ashamed of myself and cover up as quickly as possible.
- What time of day do you usually self-harm?
I used to at nighttime, and also in the mornings, and also afternoon.
- Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I kept them in my top drawer or makeup bag. Now? A bin in durham, I deliberately dumped them as far away as I could. 50 miles sounded good enough.
- Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope.



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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 23rd 2013, 07:03 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
In my bathroom, always. With the door locked. Or late, late at night in my room, and when I say late I mean like midnight or 1am.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Both of my upper thighs, left wrist, and stomach.

How often do you self-harm?
I used to do it everyday. But I drew a huge butterfly on my stomach with Sharpie so hopefully that'll help me stop.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
In total, I probably have about 300+ scars, faded or not.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
When I know I can be alone, so in the evenings.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
This earring box in my bathroom, a pack of gum, a pen that I took apart, in a pencil case, in the back of one of my small stuffed animals.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No, I almost did one time, and it was scary. But luckily I didn't go to the hospital or anything. And I haven't gotten any infected ones yet.

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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 24th 2013, 12:08 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
I self harm in my room or the bathroom.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
I cut on my thighs, wrists, palms, shoulders, forearms, and upper arms. I have self harmed in places that a bra/bikini would cover. The majority of the cuts are on my right thigh and right wrist.
For any other kind of self harm, any area is fair game. I pull hair from any area I can.

How often do you self-harm?
It depends. I usually cut at least once every few days. Sometimes once a day. I usually pull or do some other form of self harm every day.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I can make as few as one or as many as twenty+ cuts.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Whenever I can. I prefer to do it when nobody is home. If my family is home, I try my best to wait until nighttime.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I keep them in a travel bag. Sometimes I bring them with me in a purse.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I've never gone to the hospital for it before, though there have been a few times that I probably should have. I have gotten many infected cuts. I don't go to people for help with the cutting.
I had to go to my mom for help with the trich once, though.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 24th 2013, 12:39 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Usually in my bedroom, or in the shower.
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
My stomach and thighs. I used to do my legs a lot but I let that heal; sometimes my breasts.
How often do you self-harm?
It was once or twice a day. Now that I'm in recovery (is this even recovery? I'm scared to get better) It's not too often.
How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I hate to say this, but anywhere from 200 and higher each time I cut.
What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Almost always at nighttime.
Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In my nightstand, and underwear drawer. Sometimes in the bathroom. I tend to hide things "in plain sight" if you know what I mean.
Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I've had infected burns. But no, I've never gone to the hospital because of it.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 24th 2013, 02:47 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?In my room. I have done it out of the house though. I used to do it at school sometimes, if I did, it was in the toilets.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
When I first started (Nov 2011) I cut my wrists. I then progressed and started to cut my arm, below my wrists. Because I did Physical Education as a GCSE, I had to wear short tops, and I was ashamed to show them and scared is people saw them. So I decided to cut my thighs, hips and stomach. As well as that, recently, I cut right at the top of my arm, but at the back, so when I am walking whilst wearing a short top, it is unnoticeable. The only time it can be seen is when I turn my whole arm e.g. when I put my hand up, do my hair, reach, or stretch.

How often do you self-harm?
I have been without it for a month and a bit now (whatever it says on my ticker in my signature, aha ) I scratched my keg yesterday, about to SH, but I stopped. So its only a little scratch almost, I don't count it. It depends really, on how I am feeling but I am unsure.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
When I do have an episode, its not just a single cut. Its as many as I can until I feel sick, dizzy or pain. This can go on for ages.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Usually at night. But sometimes during the day. Whenever I feel the need or erg to I suppose.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a jewellery box that no one notices. Some of the other items that I use are just random and sharp, so they're just left.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No. But I really should of on many occasions. One time about a month or two ago, I ran out of a class, and straight to the toilets. I done it their. I cut to much, and to deep on my upper legs. When I thought the bleeding had stopped, I pulled up my trousers and went to my councillor/mentor at school in her office as I was supposed to see her during the time I was in the toilet. We was talking like normal and I become really dizzy and I started slurring my words, losing my balance and shaking. My hand were on my lap, and as I moved them my councillor pointed out the blood that had seeped through my trousers and appeared on my arms from where I was leaning. She knew what was going on and that by telling anyone exactly what she had just saw would make things so much worse. So she ran me to the toilet where I done it, and helped clear my legs up. She passed on the information that I cut to my head of community/school but not what she had seen or helped me with. My head of school then contacted my principal and they had a meeting with a series of my other teachers and they all decided that I should go to the doctors. My councillor/mentor when to the doctors with me the next day.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 24th 2013, 02:56 AM

I haven't self-harmed in quite a while, but when I did...

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
It was generally my room.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
It was strictly my upper right thigh.

How often do you self-harm?
I used to self-harm at least once a week.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I normally wrote one word or went over an existing word per week. So in total I probably ended up with something like 40 words written on my thigh.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Always at night after I showered.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I used to keep it in my wardrobe but now it is hidden in a locked box under my bed.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 25th 2013, 07:13 PM

Where do you self harm in your house?
Usually the shower. I've done it in my room before.

Where do you self harm on your body?
Mostly my thighs and ankle now, but I've done it on my feet, ankles, lower legs, thighs, hips, stomach, shoulders, the crease of my arm, wrists, and hands.

How often do you self harm?
Anywhere from 1-4 times a week.

How many times do you self harm?
I'll usually do it in groups of 2's or 3's, or up to 10 times, depending where.

What time of day do you self harm?
Late afternoon/night.

Where do you keep the things you use to self harm?
For some reason I don't feel comfortable answering this.

Have you ever had to go to hospital?
No.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 28th 2013, 07:30 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Home: bedroom. Always.
School: my room or bathroom. I've occasionally kept something on me and went to a bathroom on campus.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
It's normally hips, but VERY rarely I'll do one cut on my arm or something and make it look like I accidentally scratched it. Which happens a lot with me anyways.

How often do you self-harm?
It varies. I can go a few months without it and then I'll cut every day for a week and then every few days.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Probably twenty at most, but more often a half a dozen. It's gone down a lot.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Evening.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
Scissors, so with the rest of my school stuff as to not arouse suspicion.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Not directly for a wound, but I've been hospitalized for self-injury/suicidal behaviors.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 28th 2013, 07:53 AM

I'm trying to stop so this is when i did.
-Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
usually my room, sometimes my bathroom

-Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
When i had first started, i did on my wrists, recently i had on my shoulders, stomach and mostly on my thighs

-How often do you self-harm?
Beginning- everyday or so More recently- Once every month or so.

-How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Beginning- Once or twice Recently- anywhere from 10 to 60 cuts ( pretty small)

-What time of day do you usually self-harm?
I had always done it at night, at least after 9

-Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In the table next to my bed

-Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope





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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 28th 2013, 08:19 AM

*Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
My bedroom, the bathroom, the kitchen if I'm living alone, in public, used to frequently be at school, sometimes in the car, occasionally at work.

*Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Mostly my forearms and wrists but also my upper arms, shins, and calves.

*How often do you self-harm?
Currently most days, usually once or twice a week. The longest I've ever gone without is 2 or 3 months.

*How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I don't tend to count anymore. Nearly always more than 10, but less if it's really deep.

*What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Most frequently evening/night but usually whenever I want.

*Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a card wallet, on my desk, in my glasses case, behind the battery of my phone.

*Have you ever had to do to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Never had an infection but stitches, steri-strips, glue, and at high-school for a while I practically lived in the nurse's office.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - June 28th 2013, 08:19 AM

*Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
My bedroom, the bathroom, the kitchen if I'm living alone, in public, used to frequently be at school, sometimes in the car, occasionally at work.

*Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
Mostly my forearms and wrists but also my upper arms, shins, and calves.

*How often do you self-harm?
Currently most days, usually once or twice a week. The longest I've ever gone without is 2 or 3 months.

*How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I don't tend to count anymore. Nearly always more than 10, but less if it's really deep.

*What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Most frequently evening/night but usually whenever I want.

*Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a card wallet, on my desk, in my glasses case, behind the battery of my phone.

*Have you ever had to do to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Never had an infection but stitches, steri-strips, glue, and at high-school for a while I practically lived in the nurse's office.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 2nd 2013, 05:52 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
parents house: I haven't done it here in a long time but room or bathroom
school/my apartment: my room/bathroom, bathrooms on campus, too many times in the bathrooms of friends apartments, pretty much anywhere I won't get caught.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
It changes. Sometimes I do a few on my arms, hips/stomach rarely, upper thighs a lot, and legs in general.

How often do you self-harm?
It used to be pretty much every day. Then it changed to only around certain people. Now I go through periods where I do nothing for a long time, which is where I'm at right now. I want to say it's been at least a few weeks. I don't remember.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
It used to be hundreds at once. Now it depends on my reasoning. Sometimes I still do a "one cut for every time ____ happened"

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Evening/night, so after dark

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I used to keep them in an earring box but a couple friends know so I move it around. Under my mouse pad, behind pictures, on top of the door frame, ipod case, top shelf of medicine cabinet, pretty much anywhere I can find.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No.



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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 4th 2013, 01:44 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Usually while sitting on my bed or on the floor next to my bed.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
My legs.

How often do you self-harm?
I haven't self-harmed for 6 months, but relapsed today.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Usually 2-3

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Late at night, or in the middle of the night when I can't sleep.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In a little box next to bed.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No, but almost.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 4th 2013, 06:52 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Usually I self-harm standing up in my room, normally in my closet but I constantly move.

Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
I self-harm on my stomach, thighs and the occasional wrist.

How often do you self-harm?
At one point I did almost every night, haven't done it in a couple weeks though.

How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
I have hundreds of small scars on my thighs, I would cut about 5 per night.

What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Night time.

Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I used to hide them in my pillow cases or stuffed under things, wrapped around in old clothes.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
I have never gone to the hospital, but I have had minor infections I treated on my own.



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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 4th 2013, 07:40 PM

Where do you self harm (in your house)?
In the bathroom, standing in front of the mirror.

Where do you self harm (on your body)?
My stomach.

How often do you self harm?
I don't really know. Sometimes I'll do it 3 times in 2 days, sometimes I'll do it 0 times in a few weeks. It's completely random.

How much do you self harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Anywhere from 15-45 cuts in one "session"

What time of day do you usually self harm?
It doesn't matter. I don't usually do it in the mornings though. Sometimes around lunch (noon), but usually at night.

Where do you keep things you use to self harm?
On my dresser or in the bathroom cabinet.

Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope.
   
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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 6th 2013, 01:34 AM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
I did it mostly in the bathroom because easy to clean up.
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
I did it on my legs, sides, arms, and wrists.
How often do you self-harm?
I no longer do it but I did it about 3-4 times a day.
How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
Varied on the day and the trigger.
What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Any time I possibly could.
Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
I used to hide them in many places usually my wallet or with my bandages.
Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
No.


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Re: Self-harm habits. - July 7th 2013, 08:53 PM

Where do you self-harm (in your house)?
Either my bedroom or my bathroom, although I've done it outside the house.
Where do you self-harm (on your body)?
During the winter, on my lower right leg, in the spring/summer, on my right thigh.
How often do you self-harm?
Once every other day, sometimes everyday.
How much do you self-harm (e.g. number of cuts)?
It differs every time.
What time of day do you usually self-harm?
Normally before bed, but sometimes during the day.
Where do you keep the things you use to self-harm?
In my room, but sometimes in my bag if I have marching band or other activities.
Have you ever had to go to hospital/got an infected wound/needed help afterwards?
Nope, although my parents threatened to take me to the ER.
   
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