Self-injury is a coping strategy and an effective one. I try if I have to clarity and foresight to do so, to make sure my sharps are sanitized, I clean to wound and then put a cream and keep reapplying until it is healed. Self harm might make my body ugly but it keeps my mind in check. I have come to terms with the fact that I will always be scarred and feel I will self harm as long as I need too, whatever keeps me alive is worth doing.
Person Male, 24, 21, Unemployed