A lonely call.
By Behind Her Broken Eyes,
Why do I self injure?
I self injure because it’s the only way I know I’m alive, the only way I know my feet are on the ground. It’s the only way I can understand the world. Without it, I wouldn’t be here. It’s how I prevent suicide. It’s saved my life many times. Whenever the world is turning, no matter how, I take out my blade and allow myself relief. A small cut won’t change anything. A deep one will. Many will.
The only thing that scares me is that they keep getting worse. I stop for a little while, then go back to it, and each time my ‘addiction’ is much worse.
I don’t want to stop anymore. I’m happy like this. I just can’t tell anyone. They freak out. I cannot have that. I’m all right. Barely.
Person [female, age 13, began to SI at age 12, middle school student]