Depends on what I do
I don’t feel pain when I cut, it just doesn’t register. But when I pull my hair, pick an old cut open again, or scratch at my arms it hurts. But it’s a good pain, it keeps me here; keeps me grounded. I don’t know why some things hurt and others don’t, but it never hurts in a bad way; even when I cut deep enough to bleed.
Person [female, age 17, began to SI at age 16, college student]