[female, age 16, began to SI at age 15]
By Draco Malfoy,
No. Before I actually began cutting, but after I had found myself in situations with a knife over my wrist, daring myself to, I read “Prozac Nation” in which Elizabeth Wurtzel talks about cutting her legs up as a child. A few weeks later, I scratched my ankles with scissors, and was quite mad at myself for “copying someone else’s behavior” but justified it with the fact that I’d been hitting myself months beforehand. Because of that, I’m not really sure if it was my own idea to hurt myself or if I was following someone’s example.
Person [female, age 16, began to SI at age 15]