What can you tell me about self harm?


Hi! :D
First, my english is not so great so I’m apologizing for that :)
I have to talk about self harm to my friends in school. (I’m 17) I’m in this site for quite a while, and I was listening to some people who did it, but I don’t really know how explain to group of young people how bad that really is, and that they don’t have to be afraid to talk about there problems,and that self harm is not something that is happening out there, it’s happening to their closest friends and they don’t really know about it, and I know that in that group some of them are cutting and in general doing self harm, so I’m asking someone who had more experience with this to help me to do this right, maybe I can really help some of them or at least stop someone who is thinking about it..
Thanks anyway :)

asked May 7, 2014

3 Answers

I have never self harmed, but my twin sister has. It's exactly how the previous poster said: it is a way for people to release the anxiety they feel through physical pain. Whether it's cutting, scratching, hitting, burning, etc the goal is the same. People who SH often say they feel helpless in their depression and have no outlet. When they feel physical pain that they have inflicted on themselves it allows them to feel in control of something. There are plenty of websites you can research this topic, and it's great that you are trying to spread the word about this very misunderstood condition.
Well I have cut before. When I was a child I was thinking "Who would every want to put a sharp object and cut their self? They must be crazy!!" But here's the truth.. I've been cutting myself since 2011. When I was 12. Theirs no magical mystical feeling that you get from it. It hurts. It fucking hurts. But instead of (them) hurting me. Ill do it myself. Ill beat you too it. I can control my feelings. Not you. I have the power over how I feel. I have scars all up my left arm and on my right thigh. Once you start to cut its very hard to stop. I have never been able to cut everyday. I cut a lot but not frequently. It builds up inside me and i just let it out on myself. and I can positively say that the day after that is the best day ever. The smile on my face is so big. Um I don't know what else to say.
Thank you all so much for helping me with this, if I can help you with something you can imbox me :)