Alot of people confuse self harm with attention seeking or the populer mainstream fad wich is "emo". This is not the truth, alot of self harmers despise emo's due to the fact that their bullshit immitation self harming has completely biased people towards the subject( bear in mind I am talking about emo in a general sense, Im not denying that an emo can have real problems, Im simply pointing out that the vast majority dont). Emo's go around drawing attention to their pathetic attempts and claiming that they are truly missunderstood. Not only does anyone who genuinly self harms for relevant reasons get labelled attention seeking but they'r also labelled as emo's, wich greatly pisses off anyone who has any concept of what it really feals like to truly want to self mutilate due to any particular genuine reason. Self harm is not about getting attention or making a statement, self harm is about release, mainly of stress. This can actually be explained scientifically, the adrenalin triggered by shedding blood somehow eliminates the brain signals and hormones produced by stress, stress that could be caused by any number of things, every one of them real. Often when somebody is hurt emotionally, the survival technique of numbing out the feelings is employed, this ultimately stops the person from feeling hurt but also prevents them from feeling other emotions, much like shock. The mind is not used to this, and often people cut to prove to themselves that they can still feel emotion. Also in some cases it is impossible for a person to cry without cutting, as anybody knows crying is essential for the release of some emotions, not continual crying, but often if a person does not cry for long periods of time they will need some other release.Somebody who is unable to cry without cutting, they often cannot cry because they associate crying with showing weakness, time has tought that when you show people your weaknesses they often target and manipulate those weaknesses, therefore a person may only be able to cry in response to real physical pain, thus releaving their REAL emotional pain. Cutting can happen for a vast amount of reasons, the prejudice associated with it is not fair and only goes on to make matters worse, it is essential that people understand what they are looking at before they decide to judge.
The classic example of a real cutter is somebody who has been brought up without being tought how to release their emotions correctly, somebody who is victimised, and classically somebody who has no friends or family to talk to about their various problems or worries. However any one person can be a genuine self harmer, it only takes a few unfortunate circumstances, you'd be suprised at how messed up humans really are.
Havn't the emo bastards learnt how to spell?? sigh look below fuckwits. I wasn't aware I had "frinds" or "freinds"...shame.
P.s Im not a redneck or a "cool" person, infact Im not even fucking American (thank fuck), Im not emo, Im not goth, Im not chav, Im not townie, Im not whatever. Im an average completely un biased slightly strange internet freak, and just because I dont like people who cannot support their own side of the argument intelligently, without insulting,shit loads of spelling mistakes, and who constantly claim that nobody understands, does not mean Im a "fascist" or a "conformist". It simply means Im human.
some examples on this very page:
.non existent cause there no suh thing. emo batsard...lame
the emo bastard is non existant.
.Non-existent:This is the lamest attemt at trying to be cool rednecks, by trying to bash emo.
.Sounds to me like one of your " freinds" left you for a real punk rockin' emo.
.It's highly unlikely, they steal your frinds