i did it because of stress, but all of that built up and now its my feelings and bullying. i wish i didn’t do it but i need to. it helps with everything, if i didn’t do it i would probably go insane! it helps in ways normal people wouldn’t understand and then they would judge. i do it to feel alive and not empty or numb, i might need help but I’m too messed up to ask for it.
Person female, 13, began to SI at age 9, high school student