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Last edited at 4:39PM on 1/1/2013
One or more of the following reasons 1. It relieves stress 2. It reminds them they're still human 3. They feel worthless 4. The pain sidetracks them from whatever they are dealing with 5. They like the pain 6. They think it's cool 7. They want attention -Don't cut yourself if that's why your asking I cut myself and it was the biggest mistake I have ever made.
Most Cutters I've talked to about it, say they do it because the physical pain releases/ relieves their inner pain. 3/4's of these people I've talked to, I've observed that in reality, they do it for attention or as a cry for help.
Inside of the cutter's mind, it helps with the pain they feel inwardly, and when they cut themselves and feel the pain physically, it is an escape for them....temporarily. Cutters need to seek professional help in dealing with the inward issues that are making them cut to begin with. It is a form of mental illness.