Why I Self-Injure
There is one main reason that ties everything. Feeling Abandoned. I have a best friend, lets call her Pheobe. Pheobe has been my friend for three years now. We didi everything together. When I was in 7th Grade I started feeling like Pheobe was drifting away. It was just a feeling though. One weekend my friends and I were going to the mall. I wauted outside my house for a long time and they never showed. It turns out they forgot me. After then Pheobe never made plans with me. I was always last to know about anything. Another weekend I was sleeping over Pheobe’s house. She had fallen asleep and I was watching T.V. I came across a hard cover book I opened it and began reading. I was a page about her life. Then I got to a line that read “[Pandora] is not a real friend to me anymore. We have grown distant” At this point my worst fear had come true. Pheobe did not want me anymore. She got bored of me. A fake best friend. That is why I cut.
Person [female, age 14, began to SI at age 13, student]