[female, age 14, began to SI at age 13, high school student]
Well, when I had to leave school, I was extraordinarily pissed off. I had already missed two days and two swim practices since I was sick and the nurse made me go home and now I had two miss another day and two swim MEETS! I was beyond angry. When I got home, I sat in my room listening to Of Mice and Men and other bands for four hours straight, screaming, crying, throwing things, and yelling. I just wanted to be treated the same as other kids and now it’s like I’m a walking danger to everything and everyone around me, including myself.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 13, high school student]