I really want to stop before the damage is too great. My family have tried to make me stop but I keep relapsing.
I don’t know how many times I’ve made the promise to stop, only to break it a couple of days or weeks later.
It’s hard having to wake up every morning not knowing what your next step will be, another injury to the body or not.
All I can do is try, but I don’t know how long I can keep this up before I lose hope of ever being free from this.
Person [female, age 24, began SI at age 21, university student]