Not Good Enough
I started self-harming when I was 12. I had a friend who did the same thing and I looked up to her. I didn’t tell her I was doing it and I didn’t enjoy it… At first. As time went on, she got help and stopped. I was to terrified to tell anyone. I kept it to myself and I continued off and on for a few years. Recently, my sister was diagnosed with diabetes. It’s been really rough on my family. They stopped paying any attention to me. Cutting is my way of punishing myself for being invisible. I’m not good enough to be happy and pain-free. I deserve it.
Person [female, 15, began to SI at age 12, high school freshman]