Alot of opinionated people commented on this one. Don't sit there and think people only cut for attention. It's part of a disorder. Have some damen respect, and spend some time with people who cut, before you go thinking its some sort of joke!!!
I think they do it because they have a lot of emotional pain, or problems at home or school they can't do anything about, so they cut themselves to take the emotional pain, and turn it into physical pain.
being a former cutter myself, people cut for many reasons. some just cut for attention but these people are easy to spot as they are the one that dont hide the cuts or scars and tell you about it. i personally cut because the pain of losing my mum was worse and the physical pain was a relief in comparison. i went through many years in a cloud. it took a long time and a lot of counselling to change my mentality.
Our daughter cut on her self when she was hurt and confused about being abused by a family friend. She said at first it helped the pain to flow out of her, but later it did not help and she only tried harder to cut more and it would not take away the pain. That is the point she said she wanted to die. Cutting is a way of expressing pain and needs professional help to stop, they cannot stop on their own. We got help for our daughter and she is fine now, but she went through a really hard time.
Weakness. btw nobody is saying its bad to be weak so if you take it offensively you have a problem with weak people. and if you don't understand and want to say I'm in the wrong on this then your being closed minded
because it is our natural instinct to amount or be accounted for something. when we choose to be lazy or fail, we hate ourselves. if we would spend the energy working and earning things for ourselves that we spend doing nothing, problem solved.
Not everybody cuts for attention. I know someone who used to and he never told anyone until years later but he said that it actually made him feel better for a little bit, that being said he felt worse directly afterwards and regretted it
I hope anyone who thinks cutting is just a way to get attention or is a personal weakness will take a few minutes to read this link. People who cut are in crisis. They need compassion and support not our judgement. Please take five minutes to read more.
Kids or depressed people do not always do it for attention. I know I didn't I hid it from everyone they didn't know until I had gotten over my sadness and wasn't doing it anymore my mother was upset naturally so was my boyfriend but they got over it they know me and knew my limits. I do not need a lecture from anyone who reads this please. My opinion or at least how that helped me is emotionally I was in so much pain and I couldn't control it it was crushing me but somehow physical pain made me feel better it was like the depression was being released with the blood as it was spilt. I never cut somewhere to kill myself I don't want to die I have too much to do the place I did it was my lower legs of course when my boyfriend saw he explained his distress but he understood and still does where I was coming from I'm not saying its right but I'm saying it's better than killing yourself. Of course if talking or something that involves not hurting yourself at all helps definitely that's better but well just my opinion I'm not suicidal nor insane just have a difficult life.
Sometimes when people are mad or very depressed they take out their anger and sadness on themselves. I know, you must be thinking "why would they hurt themselves, won't that make it feel worse"? Actually it relives pain, and makes it feel better. For example when you are mad, you want to throw things and tear things apart(which makes you feel better). What if that anger or sadness was 10-20 times worse? Those people physically hurt themselves, to make them feel better. I doubt people cut for attention. most people who cut try their best to hide their scars. usually they don't want anyone to know.
People cut themselves because they are extremely depressed, and some do it for attention. The ones that show off the cuts or make it visible on purpose are the ones that want attention, the ones that don't make it obvious and are the ones don't tell you about it and cover them up, usually the one that are extremely depressed, they could have PTSD, that's when they have something traumatic happen to them and they don't know how to handle it and they do things they normally wouldent, for example: men/women that get raped hurt themselves, it's trauma and having to live with that, is very hard...
People cut themselves because they're going through hardships and are emotionally depressed. And if someone wants attention, they'll try to do anything to let another person know they're cutting themselves.
normally, when they hurt themselves (by cutting, hitting things, burning themselves, etc.) they either want attention (which they may need.) or the physical pain gets their mind off their emotional pain and it's their "escape". there's different reasons for each person.
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i think it feels.. not particularly good, but i thought that it would make me feel better, like it was what i could do. and it did make me feel better. i wont lie, sure it hurts, but i felt like i could do it and in that way it would make me, inside, feel better. it kind of did,
okay 1.) no it is not for attention if it was for attention then why do they wear bracelets over it? or sleeves? 2.) its because their life sucks 3.) no it doesn't feel good it just takes the pain away from everything else... i am sharing from experience
people cut because they want to escape from the world. for some reason, people (like myself) find satisfaction when they cut. And even through the pain, it feels good. And, as strange as it sounds, people like the looks of them, even though they try to hide the scars. though some people actually do cut for attention, most don't. i certainly don't. the only reason i'm sharing this is so 1) you can get an understanding and 2) i don't know any of you so it doesn't matter.