Absolutely. When I am feeling down enough to cut, it is a horrible place to be. I dont’ like being in that place, nor do I like to see others in that black space. I wish for all people to know that they are loved enough that they do not have to self injure, but understand as I was recently at that place. Embarrassing too when you work in a professional environment, and others can see what you have done. It makes me sad, but it does seem to keep a balance between the inside pain and the outside pain.
Person [female, age 33, began to SI at age 22, RN]