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BlurredOwl BlurredOwl 18-21, M 17 Answers Feb 24, 2013 in Memories

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Self harm is a coping mechanism that helps deal with emotional or mental pain. No matter how brief, the physical pain from cutting alleviates the pressure brought on by other factors in life. Everyone has a coping mechanism. Some drink, some do drugs, and some have less serious ways of helping them through the day. It's not pathetic or weak; it's a response triggered by reality for a large group of people.

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No, and those who think it is, don't know anything about self harm or depression.

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I don't think it's pathetic at all, everyone has their own ways of dealing with things, though in my opinion I don't exactly like that way... Also there are of course some people who do it for attention (everyone does something for attention at some point in their lives) no offense to anyone of course, but those who do it purely for attention are the truly weak ones in my eyes.

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I don't understand how this helps anyone? Please help me understand ? If I cut myself I'd feel more ******..

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It helps me feel like I have control in my life. It's something I can actually control.

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yes, and i dont understand how they can enjoy it since cutting is painful not to mention they can cut an artery by mistake

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It helps me feel like I have some control in my life. It's something I can control for once.

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I don't care what people think, I'm gona do what makes me feel better. I do it on my legs so I don't hurt the ones I love, no one in my RL knows I do it.

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Better them than you? *cynical response*

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No. #y u do dis

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It is definitely a sad one. I get the impression it doesn't work very well.

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I guess I'm weak then!

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