Brand new to the site. Looking for friends who can help
Yes. Before, during, and most definitely after the damage is done. It’s an impulse, a reaction without much thought or care. I know its wrong and I know I’ll regret it later, but that doesn’t matter at that particular moment. What matters is the instant release. Then, when the high dies down and the blood is dry, all that is left is regret and shame. The shame makes me hate myself and what I’ve done, and so the vicious cycle starts again.
Person [female, age 21, began to SI at 16, college student]