I did this because people always say ‘People self harm for attention’. The fact is, self harm isn’t for attention. The reason people do it is to relieve the pain; it’s the only thing to know that they are alive. How is it for attention when people hide it away, wear long sleeves and put a fake smile on when deep down they’re broken inside? The last thing people want is attention. This is a cry for help. This is a sign that they are broken.
People need to realise that self harm is not for attention.