Mayo Clinic- Self harm / cutting
Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, this type of self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration.
While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension, it's usually followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions. Although life-threatening injuries are usually not intended, with self-injury comes the possibility of more serious and even fatal self-aggressive actions.
Getting appropriate treatment can help you learn healthier ways to cope.
Self-injury (Cutting, Self-Harm or Self-Mutilation)
Martha Hollingsworth LPC-S
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or text "TALK" to 741741
MS Suicide Hotline
Region 8 Crisis Line
Department of Mental Health Helpline
Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Students Against Violence