I started at first by beating my head off the wall as a child, then I moved to pulling out my hair. I remember this because my mom and dad where so embarassed to take me out so they starting shaving my hair and got my ears pierced because they were tired of people calling me a boy. Then it went to me washing my hands after everything I thouched. I would wash them so much that they would bleed and be raw. Then I started cutting myself at the age of 12. I still cut myself from time to time but not as much. As I’m in a profession that everyday I get burnt from welding and the cures the need to cut as much. And during all this I tried to seek help but when I tried to mention it as a teen they thought I was doing it for attention. As a adult I tried but they threatened to take my daughter away from me.
Person female, 26, SI at 5 years old, Welder