"you mean, what is self-injury?"
"why are you asking that, that sounds like something crazy."
"do you know anyone who struggles with it?"
"yeah, i do. a few people actually."
"i mean what is self-injury, someone in their right mind wouldn't do something to hurt them self, right?"
"um, it's just like you said. it is when someone purposely hurts them self."
"sounds like a way for a stupid little kid to get attention because they're spoiled and wants to put drama in their life, they belong in the hospital for being ignorant and psychotic."
"actually attention is the thing that brings the person help. usually self-injurers hurt themselves to feel alive, or to prove they are human, or to numb whatever stress is in their life. those are just a few reasons people self-injure. they aren't crazy, or spoiled, or selfish, or ignorant, and they are not psychotic."
"why do you know about something that i bet isn't even real. it is just kids trying to look tough, when it reality they are just dumb, this is the problem with kids today they don't know how to act their age."
~silence, and awkward stares between the people that actually know what's going on.~
"do you only think kids struggle with self-injury? because they don't. why i know alot, well, i want to be a therapist who specializes in eating disorder, self-injury and suicide prevention, so yeah, i know quite a bit."
"but it isn't real."
don't think it's real...go here: to write love on her arms.