Female, 24, began SI at age 10
I’ve been turned away by many therapists as well as psychiatrists. They’ve told me I’m hopeless. They’ve told me that I don’t belong outside of an institution.
Luckily right now I have a wonderfull therapist and I’m doing better then I’ve done in a long time. I think that it is really sad that there are so many proffesionals out there that are unwilling to help people who self-inujre. I also understand that many therapists simply do not have the training or experience necessary to treat self injurers, in which case they should be responsible and refer those they cannot help to someone who can (rather then categorize them as hopeless etc..)
Person [female, 24, began to SI at age 10]