[female, age 24, began to SI at age 16 1/2]
By Draco Malfoy,
I went to the ER 3-4 times for SI. I was always mistreated. There were some Drs and nurses who were very kind and gentle, but most of the staff was mean, judgmental and cruel. I would still go if I really needed it, but it’s a bad experience for me. I often don’t get much-needed stitches because I don’t feel up to facing this attitude. I’m treated like I’m either manipulative, or crazy, or stupid, and I get some insensitive comments. I never get the same treatment other ER patients get, and Drs avoid dealing with me and make me wait longer than other people, because “it’s my fault I got there in the first place.
Person [female, age 24, began to SI at age 16 1/2]