Self Harm: Tasha’s Story


This was a story that a special young person was willing to share with me, and I really wanted to share it with all of you too.

Young People Insight

Tasha* started self-harming when she was about 15-years-old, as she took a key to her lower arm and created a short scratch.  She doesn’t remember exactly what triggered it, but she remembers having feelings of anger and a desire to see a scar – “I wanted to see if I had the ability to make myself bleed,” she said.

Self-harm wasn’t something that Tasha initially thought about, but she became more aware of it when she realised that her sister was self-harming.  Tasha said: “It upset me, because I didn’t want her to hurt herself… I didn’t want her to have issues.”

Despite self-harm becoming something that annoyed Tasha, she later turned to self-harm because she didn’t care about herself – “In the beginning, it was about not liking myself. I felt stupid, I felt unattractive and I felt fat, and no one liked me.”  The fact that she didn’t…

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