My 13 year old niece is in the hospital for cutting her legs. Cutting is a new concept for me so I read a little bit about it. I understand that she's depressed and that life isn't perfect. I even understand why she feels that way, and agree with her. What I don't understand is she would decide to pick up a knife and cut herself! She's not suicidal, so it's not that she's flirting with death.
Where does cutting come from? I've been depressed about things in life and have never had the urge or thought to slice and dice my body parts. How does it even cross their minds? Please help me to understand!
P.S. I'm anon to protect the identity of my niece.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
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Answer by FinleyFirst at 10:00 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
A lot of people do it because it is something that they can control about their lives. Plus it turns emotional pain into physical pain that goes away. I have never done it but I have a lot of friends that have. Some people do it because they want attention but most do it where the scars or cuts can't be seen unless they are naked.
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