[female, age 19, began to SI at age 12, first year university student]
By Draco Malfoy,
I know of at least 10+ people I have met that either did or still do SI. 2 of my good friends used to SI for a short period of time, and 2 others still do SI as far as I know. My sister also used to cut herself, but she usually carved words like “anti-Christ” and things like that into herself because she thought it was “cool”.\n\nNone of the people I know who SI caused me to begin SI-ing. I began before I knew anything about the disorder whatsoever… however, my friend used to carve whatever emotion or expression she was feeling into her skin, and after seeing this, I decided I would try it. Also I once met a girl who had put a cigarette out in her arm. I was curious as to whether or not this would have the same effect at cutting, and so that is when I began to burn.
Person [female, age 19, began to SI at age 12, first year university student]