I remember ,when I started,I was depressed all the time. Cutting my arms helped me ,it made me keep on going. I was bullied and I was 11 at the time. I stopped then I restarted at 13 because of bullying again. I did it also because I was truly stressed out in social situations. I remember having panic attacks that year and it calmed me down. TI did it for the same reasons until I got 15. At that time,it was for so many reasons,I can’t remember them all. I did it because I was angry,sad,confused,numb,anxious and I hated my body. I wanted to keep others away from me. I discovered that it wouldn’t work because my friend still liked me after knowing. Now,I’m 16. I still do it for those reasons and sometimes ,I do it without wanting it ,it’s becoming out of my control. But I’m proud to say that if I get help, I won’t have any fresh scars at 17.
Person female,age 16,started at 11,high school