[female, age 14, began to SI at age 11, High School student]
By Draco Malfoy,
Before, I am overwhelmed with very strong feeling of depression, anger, sadness, or self-loathing. I am out of hand, probably crying, and unable to keep all the feeling inside me anymore. During the self-injury, I began to feel rushed, and eager to cut deep and bleed before I am caught. However I definitely have began the calming cycle already, so I began to turn inward, enjoying the pain and relief it brings me. After I self injure, I am in a state of numbness, and tranquility. I have already completel turned inward, focusing all my attention on the pain and blood, and have began to rest inside myself. All feelings of anger, depression and self-loathing have minimized, if not disappeared.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 11, High School student]