A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Wanted to get lost. Not cut.

by reykayjey on June 4, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Self harm has always been a big struggle in my life, since seventh grade, on. And just recently I've relapsed, and started the process of quitting all over again. I think cutting comes from a deep emotional struggle, where I have troubles finding a balance of happy things versus stressful, anxiety-causing things. I use it was a tool to get lost, or escape from things that are stressing me. I guess this is a dedication to the people in my life that know, and are helping me to stop. And a way for me to tell others like me to just stay strong!


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