I'm Scared and Scarred
By Angelica Sky,
People didn’t understand what was so bad that I wanted no… needed to do it. I get called names when people see my scarred and cuts. It’s like I’m not human. I cut on my shoulder once and didn’t realise that we had vaccinations a few days after. The nurse looked at me and just said ‘Why?’ I was speechless. Nothing could change what had happened to me but the look that she gave me was pure disgust. I was so ashamed I cried in the bathroom afterwards and cut more when I went home. I couldn’t help it. I felt in a weird way defeated. The day after there were rumours… the teachers found out and I was bombardered with questions when I finally got home. I didn’t feel safe and sometimes I still don’t. Even the doctors can’t fix this… or me. I feel… broken… help!
Person [female, age 15, began to SI at age 9, senior student]
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