Self injury dating
In front of a queue of about three people, I was left standing to the side while she enquired to the supervisor in a loud voice, for what felt like everybody to hear, about what she should do.
The supervisor said to serve me anyway, but didn’t apologise to me.
Remember: this moment will pass; you won’t always feel the way you do right now.
But what made those scathing inner monologues even more dangerous was how I'd try to silence the voices by "cutting." I would rush home, take a knife from my desk and escape to a private place where I'd carve wounds into my skin.
Not to be confused with suicide attempts, cutting is done as an act of self-preservation, to cope with life, and survive it.
I was told that the manager wasn’t available to talk to, but the next day I was sent some flowers by way of apology and invited to talk with her in-store.Experts call cutting "the new anorexia" because, like an eating disorder, it is a self-destructive attempt to control painful thoughts and unexpressed emotions.Current research places the number of self-injurers at about 4 percent of the general population, and as many as 10 percent of American teenage girls.We can’t be there in person to help and support you in a moment of crisis, but there are other options available to you if you can’t turn to someone you trust.By giving us your postcode (or one nearby to where you are right now) we can let you know about services in your area.