[female, age 14, began to SI at age 11, High School student]
By Draco Malfoy,
Self injury is like a mirror to me. There are many depths and perspectives to the reasons I hurt myself. First and most importent, its a way to focuse on something other than the mental pain I’m going through at that time. Its a way to dissapear inside myself, and not have to worry or think about anything else but the physical pain and the blood brought on by self injury. It’s a way to wear my pain on the outside, and express my history of ups and downs on my body, where I cant forget it.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 11, High School student]