Ibasyo (2004- )

– Self-injury among young Japanese girls –

Akane, 26 years old, has been suffering depression and self-injury for over 4 years.
Kaori, 23 years old, relaxes in her room. She rolls bandage to stop bleeding after she cut her arm.
Emergency medical technicians take care of Kaori. She overdosed 270 pills to get rid of her anxiety.
Hiromi stores medicines for whe she overdose to get rid of her anxiety. She has been carried by ambulance many times because of overdose.
Hiromi shows her arm with full fo scars. She started cutting herself when she was 19 years old.
Aina, 16 years old, takes medicines for anxiety.
Aina, 16 years old, goes to hospital by her mother's car. Since she cannot go to school for her mental illness, she is with her mother most of the day.
Aina, 16 years old, comes to hospital with her mother to see the psychiatrist.
Aina, 16 years old, has been suffering from depression and self-injury for 4  year. She likes to sing songs at night.
Akane, 26 years old, walks in the night. She has been suffering from depression and self-injury for over 4 years.
Akane, 26 years old. She has been suffering depression and self-injury for over 4 years. She has to come to see the psychiatrist once a week.
Akane, 26 years old, e-mails with her friends by the cell phone before she sleeps.
The website that Akane created some years ago with full of painful words written in Japanese.
Miri, 26 years old, goes to school in the morning. She quit her graduate study because of mental illness and now is studying to be a nurse.
Sayuri, 22 years old, has been suffering from self-injury, looking up the sky during the night. Sayuri had experiences of sexual abuses in her childhood and that triggered self-injury.
Sayuri, 22 years old, has been suffering from self-injury, driving a car at night.
Sayuri, 22 years old, has been suffering from self-injury for 6 years. She eats only yogurt in the morning since she has an eating disorder and vomits almost everything she eats.
After cutting herself. Sayuri, 22 years old, has been suffering from self-injury for 6 years.
The tissues that Akane wiped her blood after cutting herself.
Kaori came to see the psyhiatrist. Sometimes it is difficult to come to the hospital since she has panic attack disorder.