I can’t think of an eye-appealing way to start off what it is that I need to say, so here goes nothing.

O.k.  I guess I really want to do everything in my power to tell all of the younger generation that you have to stop.  You seriously have to stop.  Self injury will never ever be the solution to your problems.  I’m 26 years old, and S.I. has absolutely ruined my life.  I have no job, no friends, no money, and have been on medical disability for 5 years.  I’m only 26!!  If anyone is reading this….anyone, just stop.  Please stop.  There is still time for you guys/girls.  Honestly, there is…I promise. 

If nobody knows you do it, tell someone.  If you can’t do it on your own, get in therapy.  Whatever it is that you can think of to get yourself to stop hurting you, please God, I am begging you..do it.  

I’m not living the life I want and definitely not one I had planned.  The dreams I had for the future are now  unattainable.  I didn’t get the help I so desperately needed.  Now I’m left to monthly checks from the government to get me by.  I pay medical bills and on a car I sold 3 1/2 years ago.  I live in the same house and bedroom I have since age 4.  This sucks, this truly truly sucks.  

I don’t want anyone who reads this to feel sorry for me.  If anyone reads this and realizes that you’re heading nowhere-fast and does take a stand to the horrible life with S.I. then that makes me happy.