[female, age 14, began to SI at age 13, high school student]
Self harm is probably the hardest thing to understand. It seems like it’s extremely hard for people to get why someone would want to purposely hurt/kill themselves.Some see it as selfish and some see it as an attention stunt. I used to be one of those people. One of the ignorant looking down on those who self harm, thinking that they’re nothing more than a lunatic. However, I know better now. I realize that self harm is just as important and dangerous as any other addiction. All my sympathy goes out to people who are in similar or worse circumstances to mine.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 13, high school student]