Self-injury is not something people talk about very often, but for an estimated 2 to 3 million Americans it is a serious problem. The majority of people who self-injure are women between the ages of 13 and 30, but there are "cutters" of every age, gender, and economic group. .
Schoolwork should be the least of your problems. If you were once passionate about education and now feel like a part of your brain is missing when you sit tests then don't worry, because when you are over this the lost time will not matter at all, trust me, seriously.
My friend did that to me... then the next day she would show me 4 new lines on her arm. I never cut, but I knew wen she told me not to , she was saving me the pain of starting and not being able to stop.