[female, age 23, began to SI during 6th grade]
By Draco Malfoy,
Before I SI, I almost always feel sort of dizzy with the world,like I can’t focus, out of control. I feel anxious and nervous and angry and scared and tired and just sort of out of control, like I said. During I’m very calm and “rational” (as rational as self-injury can be, I suppose) and collected. Afterwards I just feel tired. I almost always go to sleep immediately afterwards, I guess like a weight has been lifted, and my mind has been settled so that sleep is possible again.
Person [female, age 23, began to SI during 6th grade]