I am a 71 yr old self-injurer. Yes, I am your grandmother. I just watched Dr. Drew and recognized myself. I began my s.i. when I was 15 or 16. I have had some close calls, and I am grateful to have survived. I have learned to watch for approaching signs and can avoid most episodes, but some triggers are inevitable, especially moments that make me feel unworthy and guilty.

I have never found a therapist that could deal with si. No one wants to deal with it. I am so glad to know you have this site and there is help available. I just want you to know that si is manageable, if not curable, and you can go on to have a productive life. I am very successful, but still have my moments. The only sad part is that I am not a candidate for a relationship, Hang in there, you can live with this.