reading those comments, and having dealt with people who have stupid ideas like this in my life before, i decided to make this stamp.
people rarely understand self-harm, and those who think they understand it, tend to be wrong. self-harm doesn't make you emo, and it doesn't necessarily mean you have a mental illness. it doesn't mean you're sad or upset, or even unhappy with your life. the reason someone self-harms is different from person to person. you can't just make assumptions about why someone is hurting themselves. of course there are a few people who will self-harm for the attention, but you've got to realise that there is a reason they feel the need to resort to such drastic means to gain some attention.
the majority of self-harmers do not want you to know about that part of their life. most self-harmers don't want to die, so there is never a reason to assume that they do. for a lot of people who self-harm, it grows to be an addiction and a mental illness in itself. it becomes something that they will live with for the rest of their lives. self-harm is a progressive illness.
My father insults calling me "asshole" "slut" and much else besides that, one day I went to feed my cat and hit me in the head...At what hurt me ... I also call "fucking Liar"...And I began to mourn, just when I had to go to class...Because of him I cut...
"emo" really is a fashion and it is music, but it has nothing to do with someone's mental health. it's just how you express yourself through your clothes and the music you listen to, but i personally don't like labels. i think it's better to steer clear of them and to just be yourself .
And, ya know, you should talk to somebody about this. I know it can seem scary and whatever, but once you do it will be so much better!
I don't enjoy pain, yet I cut my wrists.
Sorry, but it is impossible for to accept this, when it's this extreme, and that you can talk about it so easily.
You might think it's normal, or sane. It's not. It's a severe illness, and you NEED to get it sorted. YOU NEED HELP. Serious help. And if you refuse to get help and continue doing that repulsive, inhuman act of violence to yourself, I will refuse to be sympathetic.
I know it's not normal, and I've been trying to stop. I was two months clean.
I can't just snap my fingers and be cured, it's an addiction, and a way to know that I'm still alive.
I don't want your sympathy, I never asked for your sympathy.
If you really think it's a normal response to tragedy, it isn't. It's sick and pathetic, and frankly impossible for me to accept. It's such an unconventional thing to do and such a horrible crime (against yourself) that I don't pity anyone that does it. It shows that you don't care about yourself, your family, or anybody at all, in fact. It's black-hearted. Cutting yourself is just as bad as injuring someone else. You know, right?
Just because someone self harms, doesn't mean they don't care about anyone at all. I used to self harm, and I cared about my family and my friend a lot. The only person I didn't care about, was one you mentioned, myself. But I still cared and loved my family and friend so much.
Ok, you and your friend didn't start cutting. Is that supposed to mean something? Not everyone is like you.
It's just a bad coping skill. There are good ones, and there are bad. Simple as that. Some end up starting bad coping skills, like self harm, some start good ones, like writing, drawing, or anything else that makes them feel better.
If you are going to post on a subject, please make sure you know exactly what you're talking about.
Oh, and I'm sorry about all this. I just needed to vent because some of these comments let me tell you.
"No, I'm not, I'm just telling it like it is. Cutters are fucked up and stupid and can stop any time they want. Throw the razor away, no more cutting. End of story, goodnight, the end."
Stand back psychologists and medical researchers, this guy has it figured out! They can just stop! It's that easy, no other factors go into it! They just "want" to!
Yes, it is that easy People just want to milk it for all it's worth and get pity.
Things you can't stop are sneezes, breathing, etc.
You can chose any time to put something down. Your hand is not stuck holding a razor to your arm. You do not have to cut yourself. Nothing is making you do it. There is no force manipulating you to mutilate yourself.
They need to go to a looney bin, where they can't find anything sharp, sit and think about their idiocy, and move on with their lives. Do you see 40 year olds cutting themselves? No. Do you see adult emos crying over their poor little lives? No. It's a teenage and young adult thing, where our hormones are causing mayhem. It will pass. It will stop. It's just teaching them how to grow the hell up first.
I am studying phycology, and have been for many years. Don't try to act like 'm uneducated, because it make you look like an idiot.
Why do people research disease? So they can cure them and eliminate from. Because they are harmful.
Why didn't you keep your personal beliefs you yourself and not have replied to me in the first place? You were the one brining this upon yourself.
"Why didn't you keep your personal beliefs you yourself and not have replied to me in the first place?" Why did you reply to this stamp, and not keep your personal beliefs to yourself?
I tried really hard covering up mine. I wanted nobody to see them. Self harm releases endorphins that make you feel happier, and you usually cannot feel the harming itself due to numbing of depression.