Never start self-harming.
I never thought seriously about starting self-harming until I started highschool and I met a boy that self-harmed. I was in love with him but I also was depressed. Finding out about self-harm only made it worse. i was triggered because I met lots of persons who self-harmed so I started too when I felt I couldn’t do anything anymore to get myself in control of things happening around me. And that was my mistake. I should have never made that first cut. It changed everything.
Person female, age 15, began to SI at age 14, 9th grade