Category - Teen
Cutting is a type of self-harm in which teens deliberately cut or scratch themselves with knives, razor blades, or other sharp objects, but not with any intention of trying to commit suicide. Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. Rather, this type of self-injury is a harmful way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. If youve been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you. For people who cut, doing something different may be a big change. Making this change can take time because you are learning new ways of dealing with the things that led you to cut. Instead, cutting and other low ranking coping strategies are hastily adopted because our teens have no time, support, or creativity to develop better coping mechanisms. Most teens who inflict injury on themselves do so because they are experiencing stress and anxiety. Besides cutting and scratching, hitting, biting, picking at skin, and pulling out hair are some of the other ways teens use self-injury to cope with intensely bad feelings. Sometimes teens injure themselves regularly, almost as if it were a ceremony. cutting into the skin is the most widely known form of self-harm, but burning the skin, picking at wounds to prevent healing, picking at skin, biting or scratching at the skin, ingesting poison or pills without intent to die by suicide, and pulling out hair are all methods of self-harm. teens often describe the sensation of cutting as feeling good, or feeling a release. But you can turn to less severe methods for the same temporary relief until you turn to healthier coping. Although some people may ask for help, sometimes self-injury is discovered by family members or friends.