Why do people cut?
1. Cutting is a Disorder
Many different people that suffer from different forms of depression, cut after reaching a peak in sorrow. Seeing them bleed reminds them that they are still able to feel something, and that life isn't over yet.
2. A Cry For Help
Some people cut themselves to show others they need help in life, they need to find something or someone that can give them a reason for why they should be here. They don’t tell to increase the effectiveness of anyone wanting to help them if they somehow find out.
3. For Attention
Many teens or other people cut themselves in hope for attention. In hope that someone will care that they do it. These people are usually the ones that go off and tell everyone that they do it, just so they’ll feel bad for them.
4. It puts them in control
Some people cut in order to see that they are in control of something. Seeing the blood and feeling the pain shows them they can control at least one thing, which is good positive reinforcement.
5. A symbol of love
Many different people think that carving their lovers name into them is a good way of showing them that you love them, and that you’ll go through any amount of pain for them. This isn't always the best idea. Yes some people do think it’s very passionate and caring, but if they truly love you, they won’t want you to do that to yourself.
6. Cutting relieves stress
When someone cuts themselves, pain relieving chemicals called Endorphins are released to relieve stress or emotional pain.
7. They like how it looks
They only cut themselves to see how it looks, or the cool patterns they can make.
8. They feel like they deserve it
Many people are very self-loathing these days and want to do whatever they can to hurt themselves after making bad decisions. Cutting usually comes into play there.
9. They like the pain
Some people are just truly messed up and like being hurt, so they do things like cutting in order to feel pain. But the truth is, when people cut themselves for reasons that actually make sense, they are too worked up to feel any pain at all.
10. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Many people suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, meaning they have somewhat of multiple personalities. And the only way they could get through the different problems and different pain, was cutting or self-harming to relieve it all.