Route of escape
I cut myself to handle my stress so that it doesn’t overwhelm me. I do it to forget all the things that make me unhappy.
I do it to escape my fears. It’s just my way of coping with life since I mostly see it from a negative perspective these days. I’ve done it for a long time now and I don’t see that many things to be happy about, although my family try to convince me otherwise.
Person [female, began to SI at age 21, university student]