What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series, click here. Today’s post is by an anonymous reader.
There are an incredible amount of people who self injure, both men and women of all ages. We don’t want attention and the majority of the time we’re not suicidal. We hurt on the inside and its a way of release. Unfortunately, that release can become addictive like any unhealthy habit. This is a symptom of mental illness and we don’t need stares and whispers, we need help.