[female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student]
By Draco Malfoy,
When i told my sister, she cried and i felt really bad about it all. I felt stupid for doing this and i felt realy bad that she had to deal with me. My mom didnt take it so well…I dont think she knew how to react, she seemed mad and sad and yea…she gave me a really hard time about it, and she asked me all kinds of questions and comments that REALLY hurt me, but i dont really hold that against her since she didnt know how to react. My stepdad didnt really say much (which is a good thing, because he knows i dont care too much for his opinions.) My mom went and told some therapist and she looked at my cuts and told me how “serious” it was, and i felt really stupid having to sit in front of her and explain everything. i was very frustrated because no one seemed to understand. But when i was hospitalized, i met tons of teens who SI-ed and understood what i was going through and talking about. I felt so much better knowing that someone knew what i was going through and understood me.
Person [female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student]