3. Label yourself (prep, goth, loner).
4. How long have you been self harming?
5. Favorite tool?
6. Where in the world do you self harm (school, home, etc.)?
Home - bedroom, bathroom
School - bathroom
7. Do you have to hide your arms?
When I don’t want people to see, yes. Otherwise, I don’t have to.
8. Do you have to wear long sleeves and long pants all the time?
No to both. I don’t have to do anything.
9. Do you self harm on your stomach or chest?
Yes to stomach, no to chest.
10. Do you have body parts completely covered in scars?
Yes, my left forearm, and my stomach.
11. What’s your favorite excuse to use when someone asks about your scars?
I’m not good with that kind of thing. Usually, my friends don’t ask, since I’ve been doing it for so long, they already know. If an adult asks, I just say I scraped it on something, or fell and cut it.
12. Have you ever been hospitalized because of self harm?
13. Off the top of your head, how many scars do you think you have?
About 10 super-deep ones, about 200 faded/smaller ones.
14. Do you have diagnosed depression, ADHD, ADD, BPD, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia?
No. I live with my father who has diagnosed BPD.
15. Who knows you self harm?
Loads of people. My dad and stepmom thought I stopped, but when I had foot surgery and the RN had to put an IV in my left forearm, they sure as hell found out again.
16. Have you ever been caught self harming?
No, thank god. That would be awful.
17. Have your parents ever confronted you about a bloody sleeve, towel, etc?
18. Did you have a good childhood?
19. Why do you self harm?
God only knows.
20. Have you ever talked to a therapist or counselor?
21. Do you want to stop self harming, but can’t because of addiction?
No. I don’t want to stop.
22. Do you like self harming?
23. How many times have you tried to commit suicide?
24. What are your views on cutting, and other self injury?
Power to the people. It’s your body, it’s your mind.
25. Do you like watching movies with self injury?
26. Do you like looking at pictures of self injury?
27. Do you sometimes envy people who don’t self harm?
Not for the sole reason that they don’t self harm.
28. Have you ever taken any pictures of your self harm scars?
29. Do you want to die?
30. Have you ever done a school assignment on self harm?
31. What do you listen to while self harming or in a depressive state?
32. Have you ever needed stitches from self harming?
33. Do you dream about self harming?
34. What do you use to bandage your injuries?
Band-aids. When they’re too large or deep, I wrap gauze with medical tape.