“Why I cut” BY JENNIFER

Jennifer is a thin, alternative beauty with crazy-colored hair and elaborate tattoos.

After a long talk about her experiences with anxiety and depression, I finally asked her, “Why do you think you do it?”
She responded almost excitedly, “I’m glad you asked because I’ve actually given this a lot of thought and I think I’ve figured it out.”

Her gaze turns down as she caresses her rippled wrist.

“When I’m feeling [depressed and anxious] the feeling is so intense, yet so confusing. Where is this coming from? When will it end? Stuff like that; but then I cut, and suddenly those same questions are answered. I know where the pain is coming from and I know that it’s going to end. I can even see the pain! You just don’t get those luxuries with anxiety.

I guess that’s why I cut.”

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3 thoughts on ““Why I cut” BY JENNIFER

  1. This reminds me of an old friend of mine from high school. Jennifer’s story helps me to understand just that bit more about what she must have been going through. I’m glad to say that my poor pal no longer feels the need to self harm and is doing well. I hope this girl gets through her tough times too.

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