My best friend
My best friend self harms. I harmed a year before she began, and she knew this, so sometimes I feel I might have influenced her, and it makes me feel so terrible. We don’t actively talk about our harming, but we know we could if we really wanted.
We accept eachother’s scars without judgement and silently acknowledge them, avoiding saying things that might trigger one another. We never cut together, or discuss ‘what blades are best’ or any of that. That is sacred knowledge that we keep to ourselves through respect of the other. Neither of us want the other to do it, so we don’t encourage our self harming.
Person female, age 17, began to SI at age 13, removed from school, no occupation