[female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student]
By Draco Malfoy,
I had a friend in my freshman year of high school that showed me a little cut on her hand, and I kind of freaked out, especially since she was kind of suicidal and stuff. I hadn’t cut then, and I didnt understand the meaning behind the cuts, so that’s probably why I freaked. I went and told one of the school counselors about her, and she was a little mad at me, but I think it helped her in the end. I dont know if she still cuts, though. It didnt really influence the start of my cutting, but since I knew that I reacted like that to her, I was more careful about hiding my cuts since I didnt want people to react that way to me.
Person [female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student]