Anyone can get through it
18 year old female
I started self-harming when I was 13. I have always had major anxiety and learning issues so life was always hard for me. When me and my friends started breaking up and everyone ganged up on me I felt alone.
Around that time I started to self-harm. It was a way of releasing my pain and punishing myself for anything that is wrong that I thought I did.
Throughout the years I did it a little but only at times when I felt horrible about myself. At 17, one afternoon my mum saw my wrists and asked what happened.
I soon told her and it felt much worse because I depended on self-harm to get me through the day. Soon after, me and my mum went to a counselling group to try and help me feel better. It helped a lot and now at 18 I have not harmed myself for about a year and a half now.
I believe that anyone can get through it now that you know you are not alone.
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