Why do I SI? I’ve self injured for about a year now. Before that I had no way to deal wit my feelings. My parents were divorced and remarried. Havnt talked to my dad in a few years. My mom ignores me and when she did ask she would always throw all her problems on me. I have many family problems and want to help but I can’t wich makes me feel even more useless then I usually do. I’ve also recently found out my sexuality and I’m bisexual and just started a long distance relationship that my mom and does not approve of with a woman and currently only out to family. The main reason I self harm is because I don’t know how to deal with my emotions, think negatively, bullies and other things along those lines.
Person Female, age 16, began to SI at age 15, high school student