Just A Tiny Cut

the urge to cut myself grows stronger all the time. i know in my heart it wont solve anything. am just adding to my already ****** up , problems. but this mornig i took that knife n slowly just cut my leg. not to deep just enough to feel the pain. i wanted to do it, i cant seem to stop thinking about it.

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3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

It tends to vary from person to person. Some people feel detatched from reality and want to reconnect. They feel emotionally numb and figure that anything is better than that. Others do it for a sense of control when everything in their lives are spiraling downhill. "Punishing" is yet another possibility. This website may also be able to help you discover more information. http://www.helpguide.org/mental/self_injury.htm<br />
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Destiney24: It really not worth it. I've been down that path, sometimes more than others and for some reason, although it feels good at the moment, the constant stress and anxiety afterwards is not worse it and like you said, makes things worse. It takes over you life. If you want to talk, you can PM me.

well.. i dont know about destiney24, but i know from myself and others that i know that to cut yourself, you are very emotionally unstable and deeply upset, there are alot of overwhelming feelings... for me, i was very upset, and didnt feel like i had anyone to talk to, and had read about it, and yeah.. it was a release, but after doing it i regretted it, but it is extremely addicting.. the release of all the stressful feelings is something that people crave.. so they cut again.. its hard to understand unless you have experienced it yourself

why, may I ask, does one cut theirselves? Is it to feel the pain or is self mutalation an act of "punishing" one's self? I'm sorry to ask such a beginner question I have just never known anyone who cuts themself and I am curious about what your feelings are.