43 Quotes About Overcoming Self Harm

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Some people may suffer from a desire to commit self harm. These quotes about overcoming self harm will encourage you to take measures to seek professional help and overcome the dark thoughts that drive you to want to commit self harm.

“A pattern of raised crisscrossed scars, some old and white, others more recent in various shades of pink and red. Exposing the stress of the structure underneath its paint.”

“And wishes, truly wishes, that she could say the same herself. Because hurting herself would be so much easier.”

“At least I do not try and kill myself, I just want to feel some sort of pain.”

“Cutting is the only way I can try to pull out of the darkness that is my life for quite some time.”

“Every plot has a twist and hers is that no matter how pretty she is, she is still in pain.”

“Everything in this life is a choice, it is your choice if you will live or die by tomorrow.”

“For other people, self-harm is normal, like it happens in everyday life, not an occasion.”

“Hush little baby, Dont you cry, Dont cut your arms, Dont say goodbye. Put down that razor, Put down that light, It maybe hard but, You’ll win this fight.”

“I can feel the hurt. There’s something good about it. Mostly it makes me stop remembering.”

“I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would.”

“I hope you get to live a gentle life, one that does not make you want to hurt yourself.”

“I hope you never feel so low in your life to the point that you feel like ending everything.”

“I think I cut because I am still hoping that someday someone will save me.”

“In case you didn’t know, dead people don’t bleed. If you can bleed-see it, feel it-then you know you’re alive. It’s irrefutable, undeniable proof. Sometimes I just need a little reminder.”

“It was not a gentle life, so I did not want to be gentle when my hand held the razor.”

“It’s all about self-discipline. Like, self-obsession is connected completely with self-loathing, and it’s the same with, if you’ve got a weight problem.”

“My scars show all my suffering and pain but they also show that I had the will to survive.”

“Never ever come back to being like this again, try your best to be happy and stay that way.”

“Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all.”

“Pain and suffering always come in pair and I do not know if I will ever live through them.”

“Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.”

“Self-harm – the world will come at you with knives anyway. You do not need to beat them to it.”

“Self-harm is not the answer, it does not fix the problem, it just gives a temporary solution.”

“She blinks back all her tears and reminds herself that she can just cut herself later.”

“She cut herself because she wanted to feel enough pain to know that she is still alive.”

“She felt so much emotionally, she would say, that a physical outlet – physical pain – was the only way to make her internal pain go away. It was the only way she could control it.”

“Sometimes, hurting yourself physically drives away all the emotional pain in your heart.”

“Sometimes, I look at my scars and I see a girl who tried to cope with all the horrible things.”

“Sometimes, the cuts feel like they are comforting me, telling me it is going to be alright.”

“That’s when I wanted to cut. I cut to quiet the cacophony. I cut to end this abstracted agony, to reel my selves back to one present and physical whole, whose blood was the proof of her tangibility.”

“The blade sings to me. Faintly, so soft against my ears, its voice calms my worries and tells me that one touch will take it all away.”

“The day I first cut myself, it felt so good so I did it again, every single day.”

“The moment my skin breaks and blood starts flowing, satisfies me enough to make me smile.”

“The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you’re out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form.”

“The razor was my paint brush and my wrist was the canvas in this story I am making.”

“The thing about cutters is that they feel that cutting is the only want they can control their body.”

“There is hurt, yes, but the feeling of being satisfied over weighs all the pain that I feel.”

“These scars are permanent, always there to remind me that I need to keep living.”

“Throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable.”

“We all have scars; both inside and out. Use your experience to support those who are going down the same road of destruction you once went down.”

“When I cut, I can feel pain, and for some moment it makes me forget anything else.”

“When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world.”

“You might imagine that a person would resort to self-mutilation only under extremes of duress, but once I’d crossed that line the first time, taken that fateful step off the precipice, then almost any reason was a good enough reason, almost any provocation was provocation enough. Cutting was my all-purpose solution.”

It can take an enormous amount of strength to help you from self harming.