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Date:March 27th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)

Self Injury

I know this post is a little old, but I am a self injurer. I cut/burn since I was in middle school. I am now 23 and I am still active even though I have gone thru periods without it, but I also am bulimic which cycles on and off. SI(self injury) is the way a person can deal with things as means of distraction. Same as when people drink, do drugs, over eat, gamble ect ect its a way a person doesn't have to feel what's really bothering them. I cut when I am really lonely, depressed, angry, or when I feel numb and I want to feel pain. I also cut to feel numbness at times. It is an extrmeley addictive behavior. Society see's it as a taboo something others know happeneds, but no one really talks about it. My parents totally do not understand about SI and they never wanted to. Denile was there way to deal with it. If my mother sees a healing cut or burn she says " I hope your not doing THAT again' and that's her way of dealing and it infuriates me and makes me want to do it even more. Like the pink elephant in the living room..we know its there..but no one wants to talk about it. So, I would suggest to your friend that she always try to stay calm and try really hard not to use words that make her feel shameful or wrong. Always leave an open end for her to talk about it when she feels she needs to. hope this helped some :)
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