Is anyone else afraid to tell. i try so hard not to let anyone see that anything is wrong. i feel like if they see, they will be angry, or freaked out by me, or think i’m being stupid, or lock me up and throw away the key, or roll their eyes and say that i don’t deserve to be sad and upset. i just feel alone and constantly afraid of everyone and everything. i just want to go up to a total stranger and say “I hurt myself, several times every day. i want to tell a stranger because they can’t give me suspicious and worried looks every time i leave a room.
Person [female, age 13, began to SI at age 13, middle school student]