Cutting and Healing
December 27, 2009
I wrote this for someone special a year ago so that they know they are not alone, they are not judged, and they have someone to talk to when the urge arises.
Cutting, which is a form of self-injury, is a coping mechanism used for a multitude of reasons – for the expression of deep suppressed pain and sometimes to feel alive after feeling nothing at all. It is not conventionally associated with suicide, but is not a healthy expression of pain. Cutting is predominantly done by girls and women.