[female, age 15, began to SI at age 13, high school student]
By Draco Malfoy,
No. After nearly 3 years it’s become a part of me. I need to feel better about myself, to feel better about what’s around me. I need it to feel, and to control what I feel and to what intensity. SI has become my friend, my coping mechanism. While there are some that will never understand, that’s alright. I need not justify what I feel what I feel, why I think or believe what I do, and why I have the need for self-inflicted pain; I simply do.
Person [female, age 15, began to SI at age 13, high school student]