it can be very dangerous, cutting is by far the most popular form of
self-harm; approximately 64% of self-harmers cut themselves, using
implements varying from scissors to double-edged razor blades.
is normally done for a
multitude of reasons.
are two types of pain associated with cutting. One is the more sharp
stinging pain of shallower cuts and the other is the throbbing pain of a
people cut themselves for the sight of blood, and will tell you that they
experience very little pain, or no pain at all. They feel release only
when they are bleeding.
seems to be a lot of misunderstanding around the reasons why someone would
cut himself or herself. It is often mistaken as a failed suicide attempt.
This is not true. Self-harm in most cases is an active attempt to
stop oneself from going further and committing suicide. Please see our
article “Why do people self-harm?” for further
you have cut yourself and require first aid information, please see “Treating