[female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student]; if you want to know why
it’s true that only a self-injurer really understands why anyone would hurt themselves. it’s a very complex thing, at least for me. there are many reasons i have hurt myself. usually it’s for emotional relief. the science behind it is that when you are injured, endorphins are released by your brain to calm you down. sometimes it’s for self-punishment, or a reaction to emotional numbness.
Person female, age 16, began to SI at age 14, high school student