[female, age 17, first began to SI at age 15, college student]
Yes. A friend and I who both self harm were having a horrible day. We were both sitting there at an assembly and I took out a pencil and started scratching a mark into my arm. I tried to be careful but I know she noticed. She was doing the same thing. Some times during high school I would carve things into my arm with a pencil, but I was never caught doing it. I have also dug my nails into my skin several times in front of my boyfriend. He would notice and try to stop me.
Person [female, age 17, first began to SI at age 15, college student]