Cutting a type of self-harm. The common places where people cut are arms, legs, wrists, belly and thighs.
The main reason why people cut themselves is mental health trauma, past abuse or upsetting emotions.
Each person has their own story to tell. When someone cannot deal with their emotions, they cut themselves so that they can feel something.
Join a forum and share your story. Speak to people who deal with similar conditions and try to stop. Your life is worth so much.
How to cut?
Although cutting is not advisable, there are people who cannot stop. This is their only outlet to deal with their emotions. In such a case, you need to practice safe cutting.
- Step 1: Preparation
- Step 2: Test
Before you cut yourself with the razor blade, sterilize it. After that, take an orange peel or a rubber and test the sharpness of the blade.
- Step 3: Make a small cut
Now, you need to choose a part of your body which remains hidden. Take the blade and apply just enough pressure to make a small cut on your thigh. Don’t press too hard. Only make a small cut.
- Step 4: First Aid
Now, you need to clean the blood with a clean cotton pad. Apply antiseptic and healing cream. You can also put a band-aid on it.
- Step 5: Clean
Clean the blood from the blade and sterilize it. Clean the blood from the floor. Check your clothes for blood after that hide all your things. Make sure you don’t put too much pressure on your thigh.
- Step 6: Stop
Try to stop the urge whenever possible. If things are going out of hand, seek a professional’s help.