A powerful, brave and well written document. Thank you.


Reactions from people are varied when they find out that I cut. From the, “Did it really get that bad? They’re not little cuts. Why do you cut? Why would you do that to yourself? Doesn’t it hurt? You’re just attention seeking.” All the way through to the begging, pleading you to stop. Getting angry at you for doing it again. And again. And again.

I’d put it down to several things. Curiosity. Fear. Love. Caring. Compassion. Lack of education, or experience, of mental illness. Ignorance.

Especially ignorance.

I’ve wanted to write about cutting for a long time now. The way my head analyses the cutting, anyway. I’ve never been sure how to start.


I guess I start here. Did it really get that bad? Uh, yeah. It is probably still that bad. Apart from the obvious that you have to be pretty screwed up…

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  1. Okay, it finally occurred to me that this was a blog that you put up because of the challenge that you knew a classmate of your daughter was dealing with. I went those comments as if I was writing to the girl who wrote the original blog….my error….I put the post on my blog though because it did fit into some of the issues that I want to address. Sorry for the confusion. Take care and God bless.

  2. I could have written that blog. Hell I did write a post VERY similiar to that a few years ago.
    It’s very hard now for me to read something like that, because even though I no longer cut, it’s been only a year or so since the last time I did it. I still beat myself up about my past and the pain I put others through with my actions.
    I am very lucky to have gotten wonderful help in the form of a therapy program that has given me the coping skills I need so that cutting no longer has to be my answer.

  3. Thank you for re-blogging this post. I doubt that I would have ever seen it. Thank you so, so very much.

  4. heavy duty stuff. Hey I just wanted to drop by and thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad something I wrote resonates with you. I am following you now and look forward to your future posts. Peace,Alesia

  5. DessaGirl

    I taught high school for a few years and I could not believe the things that my students were dealing with. Since I don’t have any children of my own, I was very naive to the struggles and challenges young people face. I like how you are expressing things, clearing your mind, and offering insights.

    Be blessed,


  6. I think the worst comment that ever came out of a human being’s mouth was “you’re just looking for attention”. I dont think there is anything more damaging than that remark!

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