Copyright, Jena

I am eighteen years old and a recovered cutter. I started cutting at the age of twelve right after I told about being sexually abused by my grandfather. I was in and out of mental hospitals for a total of three years. I stopped cutting about ten months ago right after I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. I also had purging anorexia during the time that I self injured. Deciding not to cut was one of the hardest things that I have ever done. It took me a long time to stop. I went a while each time before I would relapse. I still think about hurting myself but I have got to the point where I can control my thoughts and urges to cut. I just want to let others know that you can stop when you want to but you have to be willing to. No one can force you to stop no matter how hard they try. You have to be ready and you will be when the time is right.


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