Before Alateen I would always hurt myself because there was no other way to punish and discipline myself. Why would I punish myself over tiny little things? Alateen has thought me to move on because if I just focus on all the bad things, I am not living; I am just judging. Alateen has thought me to accept.
I also used to hurt myself physically and mentally. I had always wished for someone near my age (14) to talk to about my problems to do with my mother being an alcoholic, my mother goes to AA and has currently been 7 years sober but I still need to recover from the pain.