[female, age 19, began to SI at age 16 at the latest, college student (full time)]
By Draco Malfoy,
A good friend of mine SIed for years, but says she’s more or less stopped. Not willingly, but her father threatened to kick her out of the house and completely cut off her anti-depressant medications, which would make her even worse. She’s gone from carving deep words on her arms to just scraping her wrists against paper towel and toilet paper dispensers. When I first learned she SIed, it made me feel so much better. I knew it wasn’t good for her, and I honestly tried to get her to stop – I succeeded partially, as she cut herself less frequently and less deeply until I graduated, at least – but it was so good to know that I wasn’t crazy, I wasn’t the only person in the world hurting myself.
Person [female, age 19, began to SI at age 16 at the latest, college student (full time)]