[Female, 17, Began to SI at the age of 15, High school drama student]
My trigger time is usually at night right before I go to sleep. I make three cuts (always three) at various locations (mainly upper thighs). The depth of the cuts will depend on how I feel that day. I then grab one piece of tissue paper to soak up the blood and dab until no more blood is flowing out. Occasionally this is the part where all my emotions start to flow and I will cry and have a breakdown, and then when I’ve finally cried enough I’ll go to sleep and wake up the next day as if everything is normal, apart from a few more fresh red marks on the skin.
Person [female, age 17, began to SI at age o15, high school drama student]