[female, age 16, began to SI at age 12, high school student]
I was 12 when I started cutting. Before then I really hadn’t heard of anyone hurting themselves on purpose. Then I found out my friend (no longer friends with her) was cutting. She’s a year older than me. My mom talked to me about it to see what I thought and stuff. At the time I thought it was kind of dumb. I didn’t understand why people would do that kind of thing. Soon after I got curious and I tried it. I’ve been cutting since.
Person [female, age 16, began to SI at age 12, high school student]