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10 Reasons People Cut Themselves

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10 different reasons many people feel that harming themselves is the only way to make them feel better.

Many different people across the world, no matter what age, sometimes need to cut themselves, or inflict pain onto themselves in order for the to feel better. This happens for many different, explainable reasons.
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1. Cutting is a Disorder

Many different people that suffer from different forms of depression, cut after reaching a peak in sorrow. Which is very reasonable. Seeing them bleed reminds them that they are still able to feel something, and that life isn’t over yet.

2. A Cry For Help

Some people cut themselves to show others they need help in life, they need to find something or someone that can give them a reason for why they should be here. They don’t tell to increase the effectiveness of anyone wanting to help them if they somehow find out.

3. For Attention

Many teens or other people cut themselves in hope for attention. In hope that someone will care that they do it. These people are usually the ones that go off and tell everyone that they do it, just so they’ll feel bad for them.

4. It puts them in control

Some people cut in order to see that they are in control of something. Seeing the blood and feeling the pain shows them they can control at least one thing, which is good positive reinforcement.

5. A symbol of love

Many different people think that carving their lovers name into them is a good way of showing them that you love them, and that you’ll go through any amount of pain for them. This isn’t always the best idea. Yes some people do think it’s very passionate and caring, but if they truly love you, they won’t want you to do that to yourself.

6. Cutting relieves stress

When someone cuts themselves, pain relieving chemicals called Endorphins are released to relieve stress or emotional pain.

7. They like how it looks

Alright, I honestly hate when people do this. They only cut themselves to see how it looks, or the cool patterns they can make. This is possibly one of the worst decisions you can make. If you want to do that, just draw something instead.

8. They feel like they deserve it

Many people are very self-loathing these days and want to do whatever they can to hurt themselves after making bad decisions. Cutting usually comes into play there.

9. They like the pain

Some people are just truly messed up and like being hurt, so they do things like cutting in order to feel pain. But the truth is, when people cut themselves for reasons that actually make sense, they are too worked up to feel any pain at all.

10. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Many people suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, meaning they have somewhat of multiple personalities. And the only way they could get through the different problems and different pain, was cutting or self-harming to relieve it all.
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I myself have cut.. I did it because I like to hurt myself and feeling that I was not worth anything. I have tried stopping many times, but usually fail due to different problems with my life. For now I'm not cutting myself anymore. I stop it because the last time I cut too deep. I thought that's it but I miss it a lot and I wanna feel that pain again
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heyythere said:
i cut i mean i hate telling people abut it coz it makes people think i do it for attetnion but i do do it for a good reason this ^ is so true
posted over a year ago.
 
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i cut myself, and i hate showing my arms and ankles , but i'm not cutting for attention . i'm actually cutting because of most of the reasonable reasons listed in the list up abovee ,
posted over a year ago.
 
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I cut because I am worth nothing and stress I don't do it for attention but it's either pull someones heart out or cut myself I chose the descision that hurt me the most
posted over a year ago.
 
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crying
there are different ways to feel good. Endorphins can be released when you do yoga or take a walk or have sex or enjoy in life. Try to do every day yoga and you will be great full for the life you have and stop playing zombie.We've seen it before noting special, just very very sad
posted over a year ago.
 
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javon2181 said:
i cut to because i feel like i deserve it and when i get angry i want to stop but its hard and i hate when people find out
posted over a year ago.
 
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Why would any of you do this to yourselves. All your doing is hurting yourself more by having blood run out and having those scars for life isn't worth it at all. I'm pretty sure all of you reading this that do are 12-18. Think of it this way: there are other people out there who have it rough as in not having any money or a place to live while you still have a full life ahead of you. You could still end up loving life even though you're going through a bad time. Depression can be a bitch, but don't resort to cutting. That just makes it worse on yourself. Seek out help and stop.
posted over a year ago.
 
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ramibeld said:
I cut myself because I'm not worth it. I deserve it. Yet, I like the burning sensation. It only hurt me the first few times,but not anymore. Also,it really de-stresses. I don't tell people,but I know I'm understood here.
posted over a year ago.
 
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sad
lol cutting jest makes it worse.
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hmmm
CUTTING will not solve anything not that i think cutting is wrong...but its jest not a good idea
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sad
do u ever just start thinking and get sad or depressed......I cut to stop being sad...I just think about the pain an I 4get everything else.
posted over a year ago.
 
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Me and my sister...we're just 14. We've been cutting together...since the age of 10. We have reasons. We never tell others because it's terrifying to hear the words, "too dramatic" or "Attention seekers." We're bullied, and made fun of. And...we do this, to feel.
posted 11 months ago.
 
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angry
i cut because i get angry with people and there is no way other to think of them being hurt than by actually hurting someone but then i hurt myself as i'll get in trouble if i hurt another person.
posted 10 months ago.
 
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I have had High Anxiety ever since I was 8 years old. I've never tried to hurt myself in anyway because I knew it was bad to do. No matter how depressed, stressed, or sad I was I never tried doing harm to my body because something always told me to not do it and that things would get better. If that thought ever came again then I don't know what I'd do.
posted 7 months ago.