My parents were angry when they found out about my SI and they blamed it all on me. My relationship with them is a little strained nowadays, mostly because they don’t know how to deal with all this. Sometimes I feel angry at them for it, other times I just pity them.
Some family members were shocked when they found out and they still have a hard time coming to terms with it. Even though they feel guilty for not seeing the signs, I’m still happy I’ve got them by my side trying to help me get out of this vicious cycle. I’ll need all the support I can get.
Person [female, age 24, began SI at age 21, university student]