Athough I will admit that in the large numbers of people in the world it has to be true that some peope cut just for attention. These people can usually be uncovered by listening to them talk. Most cutters tell only the people closest to them (spouse, close friend ect.). Attention seekers would have to let almost everyone they know about thier actions in order to recieve the attention desired. Althought I'm sure there are people who are just tired of hiding thier actions, and decide that they don't care who finds out and judges them, but that doesn't mean they will advertise their affliction. It would become increasing difficult to hide the longer you cut since you will eventually run out of space on your commonly covered skin.
My mom left when I was 3 and my dad beat me, but I adapted and overcame those obsitcles and am now a stronger person. I would never imagine harming myself.
...uhh...im a cutter
A fad that has come around is fake cutters. They usually make little scratch marks on their arms and then pull their sleeves up as often as possible to make people feel sorry for them. These are troubled people too because they starve for attention and distract from the seriousness of cutting.
Cutters need a lot of help, they need therapy, otherwise they'll end up tearing up there whole body. Most non-cutters can't relate to cutters because they haven't felt the pain they have. These people often become cold, belittle cutters, and are too arrogant to be able to relate. Instead they form stereotypes about them.
Cutter I know- Honors student, dresses normally, apparrantly "perfect" life, abused by mom and was molested....cuts her hips where it doesn't show even in a bathing suit. Trying to stop, but can't.
other cutter I know- cuts obviously on wrists, wears black clothes, writes terrible poetry. shows off cuts.... actually has a pretty good life
The first two are respectable, even though the second needs help.... the third is swine
someone might say,
"oh we made of you because we figured you'd stop"
thats a lie.
how the fuck do you even think that?
i dont know.
"emo people" are just like everyone else.
so don't judge them.
even the popular people can be cutters,
they seem so happy on the outside,
but on the inside they could be depressed.
so if you're one to judge shut the fuck up.
AGAIN JUDGERS SHUT THE FUCK UP
In the movie the term is used by college students to describe other teenagers who do not attend the college--or any schooling, for that matter.
This term is not limited to those who cut themselves, but is also often used to sum up any self-mutilator. Many cutters use various other forms of self-mutilation, such as burning themselves, stabbing themselves with needles, biting, etc...
In GENERAL, but not all inclusively, cutters tend to be female, and teenage to young adult. It is common for a cutter to have been molested as a child, or to be dealing with other sexual inner-torment, but this is definitely not always the case. Any sort of torment can inspire one to cut.
Some cutters cut to focus the emotional pain to the physical, some for the adrenaline rush, and some do it just to feel. Some people become emotionally numb to reality and use cutting as a way to reconnect.
Some cutters bleed, some don't. Some cutters HAVE TO bleed. Some cutters get to the point where cutting in itself is not enough, but they must see the blood, must feel it pouring out.
Cutting does not mean a person is suicidal, but it is common to use cutting as an ALTERNATIVE to suicide. A cutter might be tempted to commit suicide, and usually has issues with depression, but maybe realizes suicide is not a good option. But they have to do SOMETHING; so they cut.
But sadly, oftentimes cutting loses its thrill, and suicide is the only step left. Or the cutting gets deeper-- more blood, more cuts, more pain...
If you think you know somebody is a cutter, don't judge them. And even above that, DON'T ASK QUESTIONS about it. They're ashamed---
Cutting is, I'd say always, NEVER for attention. On the contrary... It's often a habit for someone who just needs something to redirect their OWN attention.
What the hell gives you the right too do that? You have no idea what you're talking about, come back to me when you've cut up half your body and been through everything we've been through.
cutters- I don't cut too die, I cut for control, a release.