People Judge Me
One of the people I told were my friends. Some of them are self-harmers, so they understood my pain and accepted it without judging me. Some of my other friends, however, said that it was stupid and only stupid people did stuff like that. And yet others said, ” So you’re emo?!”. That really upset me because I’m not emo and I self-harm. Some people can be emo and not self harm. And vice versa. Just because I self-harm doesn’t give people the right to drop me into the “emo” category. I’m judged enough as it is.
Person [Female, age 12, began to SI at age 11, middle school student]