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What do you think about self harm, cutting etc?
An expression of pain or anger or merely a form of attention seeking?
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(Original post by deadflower1984)
What do you think about self harm, cutting etc?
An expression of pain or anger or merely a form of attention seeking?
Both. I'm assuming alot of people here will have seen it portrayed really well on Hollyoaks. It's a very confusing and troubling condition. I think it has some similarities with anorexia really.
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What do you think about self harm, cutting etc?
An expression of pain or anger or merely a form of attention seeking?
Its fun, but it hurts.

Seriously, do you expect a rational reply?
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What do you think about self harm, cutting etc?
An expression of pain or anger or merely a form of attention seeking?
A sign of deeper emotional/mental health tormoil.
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I think it's a true mental disorder, anyway you look at it. It is a way to gain attention, however there has to be underlying problems to cause a person to take such drastic action. There are also eople who do this in secrecy purely to deal with overwhelming emotions.
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People think that cutting is a mental illness though I disagree, from the age of 12 to the age of early 17 I self harmed and I don't know why I did it, nobody ever saw them (except when I ended up in hospital cuz of it) I think it's more to do with Freud's concept of Id, Ego and Super-ego, because I certainly wouldn't do it now. When you do it you are THE only person in the world but I think as you become more apathetic you realise more and more and it inclines you to stop, that's what I found anyway
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Times are hard for self-harmers...

People probably need to rethink their attitudes to life and the world before deciding they hate and want to hurt the one person they are least supposed to.
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People think that cutting is a mental illness though I disagree, from the age of 12 to the age of early 17 I self harmed and I don't know why I did it, nobody ever saw them (except when I ended up in hospital cuz of it) I think it's more to do with Freud's concept of Id, Ego and Super-ego, because I certainly wouldn't do it now. When you do it you are THE only person in the world but I think as you become more apathetic you realise more and more and it inclines you to stop, that's what I found anyway
The actual cutting I wouldn't consider to be a mental illness. It does, however, show signs of depression etc. Many cutters cut themselves because it "releases" the pain inside of them, and by seeing the blood this makes them feel better as in watching all of their troubles flow out of their arm.
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Its fun, but it hurts.

Seriously, do you expect a rational reply?
Yeah I would expect a rational reply. I think you'll find it's a subject not talked about enough considering it's often serious implications.
As is the case with other mental health problems. The general consensus seems to be that if they aren't talked about then they don't exist, and I personally feel that we should be more open about these things.
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Yeah I would expect a rational reply. I think you'll find it's a subject not talked about enough considering it's often serious implications.
As is the case with other mental health problems. The general consensus seems to be that if they aren't talked about then they don't exist, and I personally feel that we should be more open about these things.
Forgive me, I thought you meant you were performing self harm. Ahhh, a discussion.
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He does by incessantly coming here and getting kicked off, gives him a thrill to be a fugitive on here
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Do you self-harm by any chance...?
Bu-boom, crash!
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Do you self-harm by any chance...?
haha
isnt maskall the same one that pleaded forgiveness just a few days back..?
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haha
isnt maskall the same one that pleaded forgiveness just a few days back..?
haha
I think this is someone pretending to be him to be fair.
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Do you self-harm by any chance...?
I do, have done since I was young, and I didn't understand why I did it. Although I didn't tell anyone about it for years. However I also suffer from bipolar affective disorder and have since learned that this is a symptom of dysphoric mania.
I personally feel that self harm is merely a form of escapism, just as people would say drink or take drugs, self harm is similar. Except less harmful in the long run. Drinking too much can cause liver damage, self harming merely leaves a few scars. I find that self harm has often helped me to stay alive, a means of relieving tension. When I have ignored these feelings it has often resulted in greater degrees of self destructive behaviour.
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Oooh Oooh I have Borderline Personality Disorder well I did anyway and they gave me drugs, but I'm ok now...honest.....*cackles*

No really I did, I got like consideration forms on all my exams and put in isolation until I got better
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I do, have done since I was young, and I didn't understand why I did it. Although I didn't tell anyone about it for years. However I also suffer from bipolar affective disorder and have since learned that this is a symptom of dysphoric mania.
I personally feel that self harm is merely a form of escapism, just as people would say drink or take drugs, self harm is similar. Except less harmful in the long run. Drinking too much can cause liver damage, self harming merely leaves a few scars. I find that self harm has often helped me to stay alive, a means of relieving tension. When I have ignored these feelings it has often resulted in greater degrees of self destructive behaviour.
Why dont you inflict harm on other things, not people, but like cuddly toys or something? Can you not do that?
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Oooh Oooh I have Borderline Personality Disorder well I did anyway and they gave me drugs, but I'm ok now...honest.....*cackles*

No really I did, I got like consideration forms on all my exams and put in isolation until I got better
They once told me I had that! But they didn't ever give me considerations in my exams :'(
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Yeah I would expect a rational reply. I think you'll find it's a subject not talked about enough considering it's often serious implications.
As is the case with other mental health problems. The general consensus seems to be that if they aren't talked about then they don't exist, and I personally feel that we should be more open about these things.
i agree we should be more open, but some ppl find it hard to be open about things like depression/self harm
i used to cut myself, i couldnt tell anyone about it. i think that alot of people are scared that if people find out about it, it will be blown out of proportion, eg. counselling, anti-depressants. sometimes people need this but they dont want it.
if someone wants to talk then u gotta listen but if they dont what can u do?
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I don't think they do it because they are attention-seekers...cos most of them do it privately and no-one else knows about it...but someone i used to know did it...and they said that the reason behind it was just their way of coping with stress.

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