I'm totally shocked by the number of people who find it neccessary to critisize and make fun of cutters. Cutting is a seriuos issue and is no more worty of being made fun of than any other illnesses (down syndrome, diabetes, mental retardation). Cutting is often a sign of bigger issues that need immediate attention, such as depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, ect. The strange thing about human psychology is that there are no set rules. Everyone is different and expresses themselves in their own way. You don't have to have the worste past in the world to be depressed. Depression is a chemical disorder in your brain that can be passed down geneticly. Just because your parents are rich or not divorced doesn't mean that you cannot have depression. In my experiances depression is triggered by life events that overwhelm the affected person. A death in the family may not bother some as much as it does others. There is no chart to say how sad you should be for each of lifes events, and no way of avoiding your genetic past. Also, the sterotype of mostly girls commiting SI is obsurd. Males are just as likely to SI as females. Maybe they dont seek help like females or do it in different ways (punching walls, knowingly doing dangerous things, ect.).

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.
I had the perfect childhood, parents were supportive and married, but am still somehow unexplainably sad, bitter and my glass is half empty. Being a cutter helps releive my stress and anger.
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.

by slyh20 April 02, 2006
Someone who self harms (a 'cutter'), by cutting themselves with a sharp object. They do this as a means of being able to cope with their lives, because they are unhappy and depressed. It makes me so angry about how cutters are so often put into stereotypes such as 'emo', and when people who need help are simply labeled (should other people find out) as 'attention seeking'. It is a really serious issue and the person in question needs to be helped before their situation gets worse.

This can be hard as the feeling of being able to cope and regaining control is somewhat 'addictive', but it can be done. Believe me.

People who do self harm for attention, however, i have no sympathy for whatsoever, because doing things like flaunting cuts on your arms at school, etc, is so insensitive to people who self harm for genuine reasons. And that could be anybody, from any walk of life.
Personal experience:

Parents constantly fighting (though divorced)
Suicidal parent
Bad experiences with parents' partners
Trying hard, yet constantly failing
Hating school
Being worried sick about my best mate
Being alone
and dwelling on it too much

is what drove me to be a cutter.

I stopped by:

Talking to someone i loved and trusted
Reducing the amount of work i had to do
Being determined to get better
by cappslockss August 31, 2007
No, we are not "attention seeking" or "trying to kill ourselves" It's a way out of all our pain. All of you who judge us, you don't know anything about our lives or who the hell we are. Do you? I believe that is a big fat, NO. Do not start telling us we're attention seeking, If we were why would be shy away if you spot them, why do we wear long sleeves? Why the chunky wrist bands and bracelets? It's not a cry for attention, but a release from all you judge mental little idiots.

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.
Judge mental idiots- You're such an attention seeker, Kill yourself and get it done with.

cutters- I don't cut too die, I cut for control, a release.
by unic0rnpukee December 04, 2011
A neutral word used to name a person. It was created for the "PlaneScape" campaign setting (DnD). It's used in the planar city of Sigil.
Merchant: Oi, cutter, over here! We got the best goods around!
by Versipellis May 24, 2009
One who slashes or scratches parts of there body (typically arms, or inner thighs) usually due to depression, self hatred, or in the worst case, an image. It is a serious problem, and it angers me to see people doing it because they think its cool or want to have some emo image. They need better ways to get attention, and are making it difficult to see the difference between a person with problems, or an attention seeker. People get picked on and bullied and called names, because of those attention seeking twats who think they're cool, because nobody can tell if a person is actually depressed or putting on an act. THANKS A LOT EMO POSERS! A common thing someone does when they want to get noticed, is they dont cover it up, or force it in peoples faces. If you see one of these people, tell them to get a life and stop fucking around. If someone does put a genuine effort in to cover cuts up, they probably have a real problem, and shouldn't be picked on.

And for fuck sake, PLEASE resist from becoming and emo poser, JUST BE YOURSELF!
Emo Cutter Poser: Hey, look at what i did last night, pretty deep huh? (shows cuts on arms)
Stranger that doesnt care: Look dude, you shouldnt do that shit, and if you do, don't shove it in my face, i dont care about you and your stupid emo charade.
Emo Cutter Poser: You just don't appreciate my pain. Its people like you who make us emo
Stranger who doesnt care: DUDE! You dont even know what you're talking about! UGH *walks off*
Emo Cutter Poser: I am so DEEP. So sick of those shallows fools.
by MetalheadRosie June 18, 2008
a person who feels they have to take their pain away by taking it on themselves
mi friernd has been in the hospital countless times and is suicide he is a cutter
by ihatenumetal May 31, 2006
Someone who feels so worthless and low that cutting the only way for release. They are not trying to kill themselves. They're trying to live life without killing themselves. A boy or girl can cut. Age,gender,social class, or anything like that, doesn't matter. Anyone could be a cutter. It's a serious mental health illness, and should be treated as such. Cutters, and all self harmers, have been through a lot to be that depressed to have to hurt themselves to feel anything, so respect them. They're some of the strongest people you'll ever meet.
Bully: you're a stupid cutter just kill yourself already you're worthless and you take up too much space, lose some weight fatty.

ann: *goes home and cuts*
by angelx14 December 01, 2011
In the book/movie A clockwork orange, referring to an unknown amount of money
Jim: Heya phil, how much Cutter do you think is in that wallet?
by Kikral September 30, 2007

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