I made this because I’m really sick and tired of the stereotype that only skinny privileged middle-class white girls self-harm. That’s just not true. Statistics will tell you that this demographic is more likely to engage in self-harm but those numbers represent what is found and reported, not what is done. Frankly, there hasn’t been much research on the subject anyway. Self-harm is present in all different genders, sexes, sexual orientations, ethnicities, races, ages, and backgrounds. It also occurs in all different forms. In this image I portrayed the most common form, which is cutting, but self harm exists in many other forms including burning, hitting/punching, head banging, hair pulling, skin picking, and more. Don’t assume.