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Cutting

How do you feel about cutting your wrist or ankles?

Its a bad habit to get into

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I have a friend that does that. She says it releases tension. She'd come with cuts all over her arms, and carried around razor blades. Everytime something went wrong, that was her way of coping with it. She'd even carve things like "LIAR" or "USED" in her arm. I never understood it, but now she's in therapy and on medication and she's not cut for about 3 months now.

I tried it once, but I only cut a star on the inside of my wrist just for a dare. It nearly made me pass out.

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It's a very unhealthy habit. People who do that generally do it as a coping mechanism.

It's also a misunderstood habit. People who don't aren't necessarily trying to kill themselves, as it might look to an outsider. They're - generally - taking emotional pain that they've numbed themselves to and making it physical so that they can cope with something.

And... that's why they need help.
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Do you understand how sick this thread is. There is no reason or excuse that should even make you consider cutting yourself. This is digusting....
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My friend's therapist said it had something to do with the fact that when she cut it released endorphins that her body couldn't release on it's own like people without the problem. The doctor also told her she'd probably have an addiction to sex, as with her case the cutting released the same pleasure endorphins as sexual intercourse would.

My friend got help thou, she's on medication. And she's been deemed Bipolar also. I never thought she was trying to kill herself with the cutting, but I just hated to see her scar herself up over stupid things that would bother her and drive her to doing it. I'm happy she's been better for the past 3 months. I think her family is the happiest of all however.

If you do it Lonely, you might want to talk to a therapist. It probably means you've got a bit of a chemical imbalance.

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Do you understand how sick this thread is. There is no reason or excuse that should even make you consider cutting yourself. This is digusting....
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My friend's therapist said it had something to do with the fact that when she cut it released endorphins that her body couldn't release on it's own like people without the problem. The doctor also told her she'd probably have an addiction to sex, as with her case the cutting released the same pleasure endorphins as sexual intercourse would.
That's interesting. I've never actually read about it, I was making my comments based on personal experiences. I had a lot of problems when I was much younger, like 12/13. I never really appreciated how "gross" the practice was, even after I had stopped, until I go to highschool and one of my friends (who also happened to be bulimic) pulled her shorts down to show me the scratches all over her upper legs while we were camping one night I was horrified!
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True.

But my friend who used to cut her wrists all the time, did end up killing herself. I think it is a sign that suicide is possible.
I don't disagree. I'm sorry about your friend
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It also leaves ghastly marks that people ask you about TEN YEARS later, when that is a part of your life that you would just as soon forget.
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That's interesting. I've never actually read about it, I was making my comments based on personal experiences. I had a lot of problems when I was much younger, like 12/13. I never really appreciated how "gross" the practice was, even after I had stopped, until I go to highschool and one of my friends (who also happened to be bulimic) pulled her shorts down to show me the scratches all over her upper legs while we were camping one night I was horrified!
I think we all have problems. It's natures way of making everyone different. But that's what the therapist told my friend her cutting stemmed from. I was the second person she told about it, but I never pushed her into getting help. As I know, the best way to drive someone away from getting help is to be pushy (from my drug abuse, I found that out). I simply told her to call me and talk about anything she wanted and I'd listen. Then finally she decided she was tired of all the scars and I helped her find a therapist. She also had a shoplifting problem, and got busted for stealing some things at Walmart... She's still going to court over it. But her therapist told them it had something to do with her manic personality coming out and she can't control what it wants to do. I dunno, a lot of people go to a shrink, and I wouldn't. But it has helped her to stop cutting up her arms.

And sometimes, I guess it can be a sign of suicidal tendencies. moschi I'm sorry about your friend. But a lot of times there is nothing anyone else can do, as we control our own destinies and some things can really set others off and push them to the edge.

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I saw a shrink when I was in highschool, just for guidance and what not. It was helpful, I guess, since I'm okay now
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Shrinks made me worse in high school.

Becky, it's very strange seeing you admit weakness like this.
Admitting weakness makes you stronger Besides, it was ten years ago. Wow, it really ten years ago. When did I get old?
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Bipolar? I would have never guessed!
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The only time I spoke to a shrink was 3 years ago when I was in rehab and I went 3 times a week. Then I had to go once a week for 2 months after I got out of the treatment center. I don't think it helped me, but it didn't hurt me either. I mean I don't mind talking about my problem with other people because I think admitting it is the first step to recovery (now if I can just reach the other ones).

Right now I'm struggling, and the sad part is, I've basically struggled with drug abuse since I was 14 years old (it's been 10 almost 11 years now). Only this past year has it gotten worse, as I went on from snorting the stuff to actually injecting it. I know I probably need help, but I'm not so sure if I went and got it, and got out again I'd really give it up. I think it's going to take something to wake me up to stopping, but I keep thinking it's going to pass with age... althou I'm basically 25 now.

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You shouldn't be sarcastic with a bipolar person. It's mean.
Eh, it's how I was raised! One of my siblings is bipolar and is the most sarcastic person ever.
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