Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Emotions Behind Cutting

S. Hein said, “I don’t think anyone wants to cut when they’re being listened to.”  There is so much truth to this.  A person cuts because there is an underlying problem such as abuse or self-esteem issues or a combination of issues.  Cutting becomes an outlet to release these negative feelings and emotions.  If someone reaches out to them then that becomes their outlet instead of cutting.

Cutting is defined as making scratches or cuts on the skin with a sharp object that are deep enough to break the skin and cause bleeding. Approximately 2 to 3 million people in the United States self-harm.  This includes eating disorders and the numbers continue to increase.  READ MORE...