[female, age 19, began to SI at age 16 at the latest, college student (full time)]
By Draco Malfoy,
Stereotypical as this may sound, it helps me cope. At first, it was just to control the random, intense periods of depression/self-loathing/sadness I’d feel. That’s still one reason I SI, but another one has popped up: I get frustrated and angry, and I’ve started to develop a temper. I don’t want to risk EVER taking my anger out on someone else physically–I don’t think I would, but isn’t it better to not take that chance, and just hurt myself?
Person [female, age 19, began to SI at age 16 at the latest, college student (full time)]