not able to express emotions
unable to cope
to regain self-control
to ease tension and anxiety
to escape feelings of depression
to relieve anger and aggression
to relieve intense emotional pain
to retaing control over one's body
to escape feelings of numbness
suicide attempt/ wanting to die
always tell a trusted adult or parent if you or someone you know is self-mutilating. this is an unhealthy habit that needs to be treated.many self-mutilators can not stop their behaviors on their own and need professional help.
it is almost any form of the desruction in one's own tissue.