05-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Actually, it's a bit condenscending to just say, "find some friends" as if that will magically solve all your problems. I had plenty of friends at college, but still self harmed. It was only when I was at school that I only had two friends.
I don't wish to sound nasty, but you can't fully understand the mechanics behind self harm unless you've experienced it yourself. I'd never pretend to understand anorexia cuz I haven't suffered it. Thinking about doing it isn't the same as doing it yourself.
I've cut myself, knowing that it's wrong and would upset my parents (after I'd told them about it) but been unable to stop myself from doing it. Even now, it's still a struggle sometimes not to cut when I feel upset or angry. I'll probably have that compulsion all my life; it'll never go away completely.