Why do I self harm? There’s a lot of reasons. I self harm because I don’t feel real, or alive. I self harm because it’s the only way to cope with my life and how I feel. I self harm because it’s my little secret, that lets me the be the person who everyone sees. The one who doesn’t feel pain„ who has no reason to ever be sad ever. I self harm to hide.
Person female, age 13, began to SI at age 11 or 12, middle school student.