Why I do this to myself.
I do self injury because when there is so much emotional pain, we use the cutting to get away from the emotional pain. So we cut to feel the pshyical pain, we use that to get away; away from other things. we’re in control when we cut, we can control how much we want it to hurt. therefor; that’s why we do this.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 11 or 12, student]