you aren't alone
"Self-harm is okay"
"My body is disgusting and should be punished"
"My bad feelings can be reduced through pain"
"They'll only know how I feel if I do something drastic"
self-harm is more common in teens
girls are at a higher rate of self harming in their teens, but as you progress into adulthood it becomes more equal between boys and girls
self-harm is addictive
its important to get help fast
tell someone you are close to first, make sure it is a good time where you won't feel rushed and you feel comfortable
seek professional help; its an addiction you must healthily overcome
ask questions like why are you doing this?
even if you don't want to die you can...
accidentally bleed out
need a tetanus shot
get fragments of metal burnt into your skin that are excruciating to remove
cause major disfigurement and scarring
you may stop self-harming but your body will always hold your past