I've been debating whether or not to post this, but anyways.
Okay so I've come across a few forums about why people self harm and stuff like that lately. However, the replies on the forums did annoy me slightly. I seen people implying that people do it for attention, they do it for stupid reasons and so on.
I, however, have dealt with self harm. I hate admitting it, but i did. I had been going through a lot at the time and felt as though I couldn't tell anyone.
I have no father, he left when i was a baby, my mother is usually always annoyed, and I had just started secondary school and didn't know the teachers well enough to talk to them. Also I didn't have very many friends.
I had heard some people online talking about some thing called 'cutting' to relieve them of any issues they had. It seemed to work for them, so stupidly i assumed that it would work for me. So I tried it. It never helped me feel better at all, so I kept trying, thinking i was doing something wrong.
My friend noticed my scars one day in school however and brought me to the school counsellor. After I spoke about my problems, I felt much better. So please, think twice before you call someone an attention seeker or idiotic for inflicting self harm.
The point is that maybe they have no one to turn to. Maybe they think that self harm is the only way, like i had thought it was.
And to those that do self harm, I would suggest telling a friend or a parent or someone. Anyone at all. Even if you think they don't care, like when I thought my mother wouldn't care, they really do care. My mother came home in tears when she found out what i had been doing to myself.
Thank you for reading.