06 Sep Self Injury / Cutting
Updated May, 2018.
As you will learn, cutting is a form of non-suicidal self-injury: when a person chooses to harm the surface of his or her body using all sorts of different objects, from razor blades and thumbtacks to erasers and nail files, or even with just his own nails or teeth. But no matter which method is used, the question remains, why would someone self-harm in the first place?
Experts and teens themselves report that cutting is often a way to express and deal with deep distress and emotional pain. This post explores just what is happening and offers some help along the way.
You will learn:
(A primary source of information for the following posts is: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/self_injury.htm and from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/self-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20350950)
Have you ever heard of cutting? Have you ever heard of self-harm?