Depend on the Person
I have told maybe 10 people. 6 friends my parents a teacher and a therapist.
My friends who have been through it were really supportive. And, they gave me the confidence to tell and adult what was going on.
My other friend Nick was also completly supportive and made sure I stayed posotive. And would always make me laugh and once said my scars made him frown because it looked like a sad face.
My friend Carter gave me his shoulder to cry on especially when I tried to kill myself.
And the other two well they did the best that they could and it was all I could ask for.
My teacher well he greeted me with open arms and would not let me deal withi t all alone. I spent the whole year talking to him and he helped me through everything and gave up so much time that he didnt have to. And was the biggest help ever this year. And it was amazing.
My parents gave me the cold shoulder and rejected me and said shape up or ship out. I still feel very abandoned by them try very hard to hid what is going on. And it seems to be working. I wish that they could support me but I know they are not a good support system forme. And, it is really not good or healthy for me.
And my therapist being a therapist reacted as they all do medically.
Person [female, age 15, began to SI at 13, high school student]