I started cutting almost a year ago. I started, because everything was just overwhelming me. I'm only 17, yet there's a whole lot of responsibilities I have that I never asked for. I'm not the most outgoing in school, either, so I didn't have anybody to talk to. That's when it started. I just wanted a release from everyday life and all the things I had to do and all the people always asking me questions as if I always had the answer. Well, the blood running down my arm was my release then, and it still is. I don't know how to stop, I'e become so addicted to the feeling of freedom and relief it gives me. I have two people who know about it and they both get on me everyday they see I've done it. It always make me do it more after getting yelled at from them. When, they first saw it, though the one question they asked was, "Why?' And my answer was, "Life, that's why."