Self Injury Reactions..
Well, most people have no clue I self injure. The only ones who know are my family, my boyfriend, and maybe like two other people. I choose not to really tell anyone because I believe they will think I am crazy or weird….just some psycho. I do not trust anyone with my secret. When my mom first found out right before I went to outpatient treatment at a hospital, I heard her talking on the phone saying, “Oh, maybe she is just crazy!” and “Who knows if she is even telling the truth. She could be lying for attention”. It really hurt to hear this from my own mother. It makes me want to be closed off even more because I just do not think people understand. They just judge me. It is hard for me to trust anyone because most people have screwed me over. I wish people were more understanding and aware of self injury.
Person [female, age 17, began to SI at age 11, high school student]