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What do you know about kids and cutting?

Posted by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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I need info from anyone who has experience of any kind with it.  It is a long story as to why I am asking, other than I know a girl who is doing it.

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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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http://www.harmless.org.uk/

http://insteadofcutting.tumblr.com/tagged/alreadyanswered

http://tcs12.moonfruit.com/


The epidemiology and management of self-harm among adults in England (2005).Gunnell, D. & Bennewith, O., Journal of Public Health; 27, p.67-73.

In what way are adolescents who engage in self-harm, or experience thoughts of self-harm, different in terms of help-seeking, communications and coping strategies? (2005). Evans, E., Hawton, K. & Rodham, K., Journal of Adolescence, 28, p.573-587.




Good luck, hope those help


soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM

My dh's cousin was a cutter before she committed suicide. She was in lots and lots of therapy but she believed she was meant to die from a very young age and she cut to relieve her of the pain of "living". From my understanding thats usually what cutting is about relieving some pain that they cannot  or at least do not know how to express in other ways.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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My daughter's friend cuts.  Cutting relieves mental anguish, tension, and anxiety by allowing the body's natural painkillers to flow.  This is how it was explained to me.

SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

My Daughter was a cutter but not a very serious one hers was honestly a cry for attention and once I addressed that she hasn't cut sense (I do random inspections of places cutters are known to cut) Good Luck

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Thanks, going to read through them.  I did some googling but did not see these. 

Quoting Clairwil:

http://www.harmless.org.uk/

http://insteadofcutting.tumblr.com/tagged/alreadyanswered

http://tcs12.moonfruit.com/


The epidemiology and management of self-harm among adults in England (2005).Gunnell, D. & Bennewith, O., Journal of Public Health; 27, p.67-73.

In what way are adolescents who engage in self-harm, or experience thoughts of self-harm, different in terms of help-seeking, communications and coping strategies? (2005). Evans, E., Hawton, K. & Rodham, K., Journal of Adolescence, 28, p.573-587.




Good luck, hope those help



Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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Thanks for the input to everyone who has replied

LizzieAnnesMom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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I did it because i was numb. All the shit i went through left me an empty shell. Imo it is usually a prelude to suicide. After a while i stopped feeling the cuts so i tried overdosing multiple times. I have had my stomach pumped multiple times. I had stitches in my arm where i tried slitting my wrists. This girl needs to be in therapy asap.
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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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It's a dangerous symptom of depression and anxiety.  That's all I know but treatment is definitely called for.

LiliMama18
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:28 PM
This is exactly it. It is a way to externalize internal pain. DBT therapy can be helpful and if you can't afford therapy, you can buy the DBT workbook and do it yourself.
One thing ive found helpful for people who are struggling with the temptation to cut is to do something that hurts, but that does not actually damage the body - grabbing an ice cube and squeezing as hard as possible, or wearing a rubber band and snapping it.
It might sound idiotic to someone whose never been in that situation, but it can be really helpful in the transitional phase.


Quoting futureshock:

My daughter's friend cuts.  Cutting relieves mental anguish, tension, and anxiety by allowing the body's natural painkillers to flow.  This is how it was explained to me.


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LiliMama18
by Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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Regardless if it's a cry for attention (and it is sometimes), it still can be very dangerous (risk of infection is huge) and good mama for taking it seriously and checking up on it!


Quoting SilverSterling:

My Daughter was a cutter but not a very serious one hers was honestly a cry for attention and once I addressed that she hasn't cut sense (I do random inspections of places cutters are known to cut) Good Luck


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