[female, age 16, began to SI at age 9, high school student]
By Draco Malfoy,
My best friend has for years. She recently celebrated her 1 year mark with out SI. I’m very proud of her. When we found out about each other a couple of years ago (we were both SIing, but neither one of us knew about the other), we started off being very supportive. Eventually, though, it became some kind of unspoken contest. Whenever one of us would cut, the other would the next day. In a “you did it so why can’t i?” fashion. This disgusts and saddens me.\n\nMy boyfriend started SIing this year. It makes me so sad to see him in that kind of pain, and i can’t help but feel like it’s my fault, sometimes. I know this is irrational thinking, though. Being around him, seeing his cuts and scars, is very triggering to me.
Person [female, age 16, began to SI at age 9, high school student]