[female, age 20, began to SI at age 17, unemployed]
By Draco Malfoy,
I just have something for those of us who SI to think about…Self Injury is just that, an act inflicted by one’s self on one’s self. It is something that many of us hold incredibly private and in a way, sacred, becoming offended that other people would intrude upon our personal selves trying to “help.” Your actions affect only you, leave scars on only your flesh, and many of us wish to be simply left alone to our own devices. But those people who intrude, who try to thrust themselves inbetween us and our plight are not all just haphazard interlopers. There are still some truly caring souls out there; who yes, want to change you, but not simply so you can conform and “fit in” with the rest of society, but so that you can find peace and be happy. Make sure you know the difference before shunning everyone away.
Person [female, age 20, began to SI at age 17, unemployed]