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    Draco Malfoy

    [female, age 20, began to SI at age 17]

    • I can’t decide if it’s a good thing to get SI out into the open or not. If it wasn’t for that one magazine article, SI probably wouldn’t have occurred to me. I would be scar-free today. Also, I don’t want it to become like depression, how it’s almost like it’s in vogue. It’s a tricky subject, like suicide. Only with SI, no one else can prevent it, or stop it, except for the one who’s doing it, so what do we need awareness for? Internet sites like this are good, so people who actually SI can seek out information for themselves, and frustrated kids won’t start cutting themselves and getting all infected to get attention.

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    I agree in a way; I read an article too when I was 14 and I really don’t think I had ever heard of it before. But at this point I also thinks it’s too late, so many people know about it. So what do we do? I think people in general need to learn to be more understanding of things they have never experienced. To me, that is one of the most important things to strive for. Being able to put yourself in someone else’s place can help you gain so much perspective. And accepting that you cannot understand but still being supportive and caring and forgiving is such a gift to that person. Awareness lets people know it happens, but I don’t think it helps anyone understand. Being accepting of others no matter what, especially the people you love is something you can’t make people do. Sites like these though I think are very important. To me it is so important to know I am not alone.

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