[female, age 18, began to SI at age 12, university student]
By Draco Malfoy,
many of them reply with “i dont know what to say…” and i always found thats the answer i like best. it always just made me feel worse when the person tried to sympathize or understand what was going on. it just made me feel like a freak.\n\nWhen i approached my mother with the deep cuts on my arm, she was just stunned at first. Then over the next many many hours at the hospital she was crying a lot and hugging me and telling me she loved me. Over the next week she tried to have many conversations with me, asking me what she could do, or what she had done. I felt absolutely horrible. I felt like the most ungrateful, selfish, stupid brat ever. I felt as if i was the worst human on Earth for having put my Mom through this.
Person [female, age 18, began to SI at age 12, university student]