[female, age 24, began to SI at age 16 1/2]
Sometimes. I lay out all my “tools” – the blade, the stuff I need to clean and bandage, etc. But I don’t really consider that a ritual, it just makes sense to me– otherwise I make a mess when I’m looking for things and bleeding all over the place. I don’t live alone, so I can’t afford that.
Person [female, age 24, began to SI at age 16 1/2]