[female, age 20, began to SI at age 7]
By Draco Malfoy,
The first person I remember knowing who SIed was a good friend of mine in high school. C. and I were sitting around with two of our other friends when she said she wanted to tell us something. She hemmed and hawed, trying to work up the courage, and we all began to guess what it was. C. said it was something she did a lot, something she was addicted to. After a few guesses, it hit me and I knew. “You cut yourself.” She had been doing for about five years at that point, and she was working hard to stop, which I think she has, now. I have gotten some ideas from her– how to hide them, using razors, etc. We had the same therapist, and she was very supportive of me getting help and getting better. Sometimes her depression dragged me down, and I worried about her a lot, which was stressful. Most of the time, i find her strength and her perserverance through all the pain of her life an inspiration. She has moved away, and we don’t see each other or speak regularly.\n\nI have reason to believe that my sister has SIed, but I’ve never confronted her about it.
Person [female, age 20, began to SI at age 7]