Most people avoid me once they find out I self injure. I’m not sure if its because they don’t want anything to do with a “freak” or if its because being a friend to someone with mental health issues is too much of a responsibility. I know I feel like a burden to those who still care. Sometimes I wonder if i would have more friends if no one knew what i did to myself. But then i realize the ones who are your real friends are the ones who are still there for you even though people probably talk crap about them for hanging out with me.
Person [female, 18, began to SI at age 12, high school student]