Some of these stories may go into detail about self injury. Please make sure that you're in a safe place and don't read them if you think they might trigger you.
When I found out my daughter
was cutting herself I didn't
know what to do. I felt like it was all my
I felt like I had nowhere to turn.
My friends thought cutting was emo and I couldn't tell them
that I did it, that I couldn't get through the day without
it. In the end I spoke to my teacher because I had
nowhere to turn and he helped me.
If I had read this before I started cutting
would it have made any difference? Probably not.
Why? Because I wouldn't have believed
it; I don't think many people do.
The thing with cutting is that you never think
you'll be as bad as the next person.
You'll be able to stop yourself,
you won't cut too deep; you don't have
to rely on it.
My best friend told me she cut
last week. I was sad but not shocked - I knew
the signs from a project I did at
university and research I'd done on sites like Scar Tissue.
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