Sophie asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

Have you ever cut yourself on purpose?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    people you don't cut yourself just because you are emo. i was never an emo when i was a teenager, but i was realy going thru a rough patch in my life and the pain from the cut felt better than the pain i was feeling on the inside. with the right help and help from my loves ones i was able to overcome the sick habit

  • 4 years ago

    I've had problems with self-mutilation. I used to cut myself for different reasons: as punishment, sort of mental justification for imperfection; as a way to distract from emotional pain; to feel more 'clean' (that isn't the best way to describe it, but I can't think or a better word). As a punishment, it made me feel okay for a while, but then I would think more and more imperfections were worthy of punishment and started cutting more and more for that. As for emotional pain, I got to where I couldn't handle everyday simple embarassment, sadness, etc. The distraction from pain led me to not deal with the emotions, making dealing with them seem impossible, thereby creating a perpetual problem. As for the 'clean feeling', I have social phobias, and hated people touching me - it really didn't matter who. So when people touched me, I tried to cut myself until I felt okay with myself - like the pain had somehow 'cleansed' me. Don't cut on yourself: seek help. Talk to someone you trust: your parents if you can, a teacher, a school counsellor, an adult friend. Try not to talk to your peers about it - find an adult. A lot of peers will not understand, and I'm guessing that you are in High School or Junior High. Many kids gossip, and rumors will spread over the school and make you feel awful and will also make you feel more like cutting. I don't think I can stress this enough: start to get help now. If you start to get help now, it will be a whole lot easier than if you get help later. Cutting is often a self-perpetuating disease. When you cut, the reasons for cutting usually get stronger, your desire to cut gets stronger, or both. This means it is going to be harder and harder to stop the longer you wait. I know somewhat of what you are going through, and hope you recieve the help you need. May the Lord bless you.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes i have, even though i did not know i was doing it. another personilty came out and cut the body on purpose. So i went to get help to stop the people within from cutting on me, or us, cause we all share the same body. The cutting was sometimes to get a releif of pain we were feel, other times it was to piss off the host of the body, and sometimes we cut just so others would not suffer, and to take their pain away. We do not do much cutting any more. I think it has been now about 1 time in 8 years.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, but you really should go to counseling and maybe join a support group with people who are dealing with similar issues as your self. Its a lot more common than you think, but it is one of the most unhealthy things you can inflict upon yourself. Seek help and when you have the urge to hurt yourself, substitute that feeling with something more positive, draw, write, clean, keep yourself busy and know your not the only one feeling this way and there is something that can be done. Be strong and stay positive!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cutting isn't emo or gross. Don't be ignorant. It's a coping mechanism. Some people also can't stop, it becomes like an addiction.

    And yes, to that question. I have.

    By the way it's not good to show your cuts... besides the fact it looks like attention seeking, cutting is a secret thing, seeing pics of cuts can also trigger other cutters in to doing it. It could hurt someone.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you are refering to cutting as a way to get a releif of pain I understand....been there done that burned the t-shirt...and sometimes we cut just so others would not suffer, and to take their pain away from others inside.....so don't let people tell you you are gross....it happens....we've had to seek help in this and it's been a long time since it's happened but the thought process seems to always be there..

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, and please don't post pictures of your cuts, it's not cute. Obviously you are doing this because you need attention. I suggest you have a talk with your parents about spending more time with them. Believe me, in a few years when you stop you are going to regret all the scars which you will have to explain when ever you put on a bathing suit or when a new boyfriend sees you naked.

  • 1 decade ago

    No and if you do, you should go for counselling. One of my friend did and you can not imagine how happy she is now, nice husband, nice child while when she did her life was a misery.

    Not many people would realised she did, though as she was a very outgoing and cheerful girl...

    I knew and I knew her feeling of emptiness...

    As I say, she is fine now.... and she starts to feel better the moment she decided to ask for help... it was the most difficult thing to do...

    If you are doing so, I wish you the best and try to do what I suggest....

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, I use to cut a few years ago and sadly when I did it, it made me feel better.

    But I'm all better now, I've stopped cutting and I feel good.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes i have and its soooooo not cool!!! me and my parents got in a fite one time and i finally told them i cut and they threatened me to send me to a mental hospital!!!! and seeing your pic makes me want to do it again but im not because when i did do it i got more problems i had to explain y i had cuts and stuff and when i couldnt stop bleeding i had to find a way so my parents wouldnt find out i even woke up with blood all over me and its not cool!!!! and for the people out there who say people who cut are emo they r NOT!!!!! that makes me mad that u people think we are emo. GOD we have problems in our lifes that we cant handle and so we have to figure out a way to handle it befor we go CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and just to let u kno whoever is cutting themselves should sooooo stop u could kill yourself and i dont wanna come back on here and hear that someone killed themselves because they cut too deep or they cut the right way!!! PLEASE STOP CUTTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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