Originally posted on Sass & Spice:
I think this is a very informative article that everyone should read to clear the misconceptions about “cutters” (self-mutilating behavior.). Raise awareness… raise empathy… be more supportive and empathetic.
LIVE LAUGH … BELLE PAPILLON
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There are lots and lots and lots of reasons different people cut. There are some things you should know about individuals who cut (and I’m talking about the whole, not the individual):
This is serious.
You may look at the little slices on the skin and think, did that even bleed? It’s no big deal. Just stop doing it. But cutting is a heavy indicator of what is going on in a person’s heart and mind and it deserves more than a passing glance. Just as rape victims often get told, “you’re lucky – your wounds are minor,” people who cut need everyone to understand that this is about more than the physical, visual ramifications. This is mental.
They aren’t typically suicidal.
Bringing a blade across your wrist in a horizontal format like that can cause some mega red, but it’s not an attempt at taking one’s life, so don’t instantly…
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