female, age 17, began to SI at 16
I’ve only told one person. The guy i told is an ex-bf and one of my closest friends. The hardest part of telling him was being able to actually get the words out of my mouth, it literally felt like i was choking when i told him. Since i told him I’ve felt so much better, when I’m severely depressed I can rely on him to try and pull me out of the abyss i fall into before self-harming, however, everyday is still a battle and he can’t always be there for me so I’m still self-harming just less frequently.
Person female, age 17, began to SI at age 16, going back to school in september